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Modern Love: A Best of the Web David Bowie special

Earlier this week we learned the devastating news that David Bowie had died aged 69. Little explanation is needed to just how inspirational and brilliant the star was: many are casually referred to as a “legend” or “icon” or as having “changed the world,” very few deserve the accolades like Bowie does. Naturally the internet has been packed with tributes to the south London-born musician, so we’ve drawn together just a few of them below.

The Drum explores Bowie’s relationship with graphic design and the impact his music, artwork and stage personae had (Beccy)

Artnet runs through some of the artworks reportedly owned by the late David Bowie (Alex H)

Dazed has republished a head-to-head from 1996 between David Bowie and Alexander McQueen (Alex H)

Thought this gif was amazing (Alex Bec)

Vice’s Noisey channel has published a fan-art piece on Bowie and his artwork over the years

Campaign has done a round-up of Bowie’s best ads (Sam)

Time Out rounds up their covers featuring Bowie (Milly)

Design Week published a lovely piece tracking Bowie’s career through his album covers (Emily)

Some Bowie tributes by creatives on Instagram: Jean Andre, Craig and Karl, Gabalca, Christopher Delorenzo, Hey Studio and Wilfrid Wood (Ali)

David Bowie Remembered by Paul Smith: A Lasting Friendship & Final Collaboration (Owen)

A beautiful review on The Quietus of Bowie’s latest album ★, written by Jeremy Allen. Seems fitting to remind people to read this, as well as the tributes, as surely the great man would have wanted (Emily)