Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Vincent Laforet's NYC at night, Giphy's logo design, Akira Kurosawa's 100 favorite films and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Spike Lee for Vimeo On Demand After first taking to Kickstarter to fund his new film “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,” Director Spike Lee has decided to release the feature via Vimeo On Demand before it hits theaters. So far, Lee is the new streaming platform’s highest profile client and it’s clearly becoming an attractive option for filmmakers not keen on the customary box-office …

Giphy’s Redesign

After exploding from one million to nearly 25 million hits per month in under two years, Giphy has become the international authority on GIFs. To help solidify its status, Brooklyn-based design studio Dark Igloo stepped in to give the site a makeover that was modern yet retro, similar to the nature of its signature file format. Grafik Magazine recently sat down with Dark Igloo to …