Best of the Web is back again to titillate your weekend fancy. Like a big Mr Tickle, BOTW’s arms are long, gangly and full of lovely art and design nuggets to interest and amuse you. From discovering the best logo of all time to archive images of Kate Bush, there’s a whole cavalcade of internet-based entertainment. Plus there’s even a few cool people to follow on social media just in case.
Slightly late with this one, but Zaha Hadid’s business partner talks about how he will continue the practice and what architecture means to him. (Owen)
The world record for the biggest Lego structure has been broken, with this Tower Bridge model which took 5,805,846 bricks to make. Yes, it’s to launch a car… but still. There’s a time-lapse of them making it and a pretty OTT reveal film. (Jenny)
What’s the greatest logo of all time? Fast Co Design tries to find out. (Beccy)
These are great. Quick, funny edits of life on the road shot for DJ Mano Le Tough. (Karl)
For all you knitwear nuts. (Connor)
The Guardian looks at why brutalist architecture is back in style. (Beccy)
Guido Harri shares images of Kate Bush that he has taken throughout her career. (Owen)
A beautiful video directed by, and featuring, multidisciplinary artist Matthew Stone, who talks about his 2004 manifesto on optimism. (Bryony)
Laura Marling has just completed the first series of her podcast Reversal Of The Muse. Frustrated with the lack of women in the music industry each episode speaks to a creative woman “as a small part of the global conversation about women in the arts”. The final episode features an amazing interview with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris. OMG. (Lucy)
This incredible 20ft-high wire mesh structure made for a festival in Wisconsin looks even more awesome when lit up at night. (Jenny)
One for typography fans, type-trap aims to track every use of the Futura typeface across the world, by getting users to submit their finds to a social image platform. (Beccy)
Who to Follow
From Mac DeMarco to Andrew WK – photographer Pooneh Ghana’s Instagram feed pretty impressive feed full of our favourite musicians.
You can keep up to date with University of Art & Design, Offenbach’s amazing type class through its Insta channel.
The Internet of Shit
Twitter channel The Internet of Shit specialises in finding and abusing needless inventions in the world. Think kettles that double up as phone chargers and “smart irons” that cost £1000 etc.
jesus christ what pic.twitter.com/QoUCM0SeSU
— Internet of Shit (@internetofshit) September 21, 2016
Follow illustrator Stephanie Unger and your eyes might be tricked into thinking it’s still summer.
Graphic designer Ira Ivanova’s Instagram is a lovely combination of found art alongside her own creations.
- Food for thought on the day the Global Climate Strike begins
- “I always thought Photoshop was a glorified MS paint”: James Lacey on his journey into design
- “If I am flagging on a shoot, she directs me”: Matthew Stone on working with FKA Twigs
- French illustrator Nicolas Ridou makes “the atmosphere the story” in his hypnotic works
- A routine, good music and Charlie Bones: Sean Bate on his graphic design inspirations
- In The Boys, Rick Schatzberg photographs his group in their 66th year of friendship
- “All you see is lazy photography everywhere”: Martin Parr discusses his career, Brexit and obsession
- The work of Xiangyu Liu is weird and fantastically unpredictable (some NSFW)
- Caterina Bianchini Studio designs a dog-themed identity for a conveyer belt cheese restaurant
- Ikea invites people to “try on” Virgil Abloh furniture collection at LFW
- Hans Findling on his experimental and multidisciplinary approach to design
- Introducing the It’s Nice That Graduates of 2019!