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'Have nothing in your houses that you do not believe to be beautiful’

Fri, 12 Oct 2012 3:55 pm | By Matilda Bathurst

A new exhibition at the William Morris Gallery showcases work from the Society of Designer Craftsmen.


Conference of the Birds

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 2:32 pm | By Emily Gosling

The Conference of the Birds is a  beautiful graphic novel that places a 12th Century Persian epic poem firmly into the 21st Century.

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Erdem Autumn/Winter 2008

Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 3:21 pm | By Kate Lloyd

The best in British ballgown design - coming soon to the V&A.

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Sarah May

Northern Arts Uncovered

Mon, 16 Apr 2012 2:31 pm | By Kate Lloyd

A new event focused on art and design in Leeds.

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Beauty in the Making

Mon, 16 Apr 2012 2:13 pm | By Emily Gosling

A celebration of design and paper from GF Smith.

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Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want

Kent Lyons designs song lyric posters

Mon, 16 Apr 2012 2:48 pm | By Tom Banks

Charity posters reimagine songs about change.

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Maria Karillna for ExhibitME

Things We Like

Fri, 13 Apr 2012 1:53 pm

Our weekly round-up of things we like on the Design Week news desk.

A Dream, Elizabeth Willow

For the Love of Books

Fri, 13 Apr 2012 1:38 pm | By Kate Lloyd

A new show treats books as a work of art.

The Olympic Stadium, by Populous

Olympic design

Fri, 13 Apr 2012 3:08 pm | By Angus Montgomery

Getting under the skin of some iconic Olympics projects.

Illustrator CM Carter

Look Like Love

Thu, 12 Apr 2012 2:20 pm | By Emily Gosling

Irked by the lack of support available to graduates, chums Kate Brewer and Eden Asfaha decided to take matters into their own hands, creating the cute, alliterative Look Like Love initiative.

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Secret Posters

Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:52 pm | By Kate Lloyd

It seems nobody’s saying who designed what anymore; the Royal College of Art sells secret postcards and Universal Records is selling secret vinyl, now St Martins students are selling secret posters.

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V&A sound artist in residence Jason Singh

V&A announces sound design programme

Thu, 12 Apr 2012 4:56 pm | By Tom Banks

The Victoria and Albert museum has announced a hefty sound design programme, with ‘show and tells’ from sound designers as part of its Digital Design Drop In, and a sound design workshop with its sound artist in residence Jason Singh.

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Nature is Life. Look After It, Alison Turnbull 2010

Blue footed boobies and hammerhead sharks: Galápagos-inspired artwork

Wed, 11 Apr 2012 1:31 pm | By Kate Lloyd

In 1859 the Galápagos Islands inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection. Now they’ve inspired Marcus Coates to dress as a blue-footed booby bird to observe human behaviour.

Steve Osborne

How digital technology and packaging build brand experience

Wed, 11 Apr 2012 1:30 pm | By Osborne Pike co-founder Steve Osborne

Osborne Pike’s Steve Osborne looks at how packaging can harness new technologies.

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Southbank Centre to focus on contemporary Indian design

Wed, 11 Apr 2012 4:58 pm | By Tom Banks

The Southbank Centre is putting Indian design high on the agenda of its Alchemy Festival of South Asian Culture this month.

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