It the end of a long month and tomorrow is April Fool’s Day, so you better have your wits about you and refuse to believe any new information you hear. But fear not, this week’s Best of the Web is a prank-free, tomfoolery-barren zone, so read it with frivolity. Among the many delights, we hear from the guy who inspired Comic Sans, a musical ode to High Wycombe, and an animation visualising a classic client conference call. Enjoy!
Elon Musk has launched a startup planning to build tech that interlaces with human brains. (Jenny)
I got sent this really great video (below) dedicated to the metropolis of High Wycombe this week – who knew! Sweet home High Wycombe. (Lucy)
This had me and Simon in tears this week. (Jenny)
Buying an 8-colour screenprinted T-shirt of a happy sandwich dude (by the wonderful Rob Flowers) will help feed malnourished children around the world. (Owen)
Popeye was really onto something… (Marianne)
Freelance copywriter Joe Coleman’s website has an adjustable slider, which varies how hard he sells himself to prospective clients. (Beccy)
This is great (above) – the photographer Chuck O’Rear next to the original photograph we all know so well. (Connor)
The Generation X author, Douglas Coupland, on the future of work and how we’ve all turned into millennials (Beccy)
Hattie Stewart launched her Facebook effect, which is fun. (Jenny)
Animation studio Aardman (below) visualises a classic client conference call regarding designing a new logo.
Who to follow
- Paul Sahre chats to us about his new book Two Dimensional Man: A Graphic Memoir
- How can we connect young, diverse talent with the agencies who crave it?
- Ricky Leung’s illustrations capture the quiet moments of everyday life
- Photographer Chris Maggio palpably documents America’s current “emotional climate"
- Seoul-based Shrimp Chung’s dynamic designs are bright and full of impact
- Choreographer and director Holly Blakey on making work for everyone
- Peter Funch has photographed the same people on the same street for nine years
- North reveals full Science Museum rebrand, and reacts to online criticism
- GraphicDesign& outline three projects that successfully support and impact mental wellbeing
- Dove apologises and removes advert showing a black woman becoming a white woman
- Apple announces launch of gender neutral emojis
- “It needed to be functional, a workhorse”: Arket’s in-house team on its brand identity