Beck’s Futures is always well received by the DW team, as are most nights with free branded beer. But we got slightly sniffy reports on the art front this year. Tonico Lemos Auad’s carpet fluff sculptures are the most dazzling dirt we’ve seen for ages, but the Australians among us have been ‘sculpting’ our bananas since junior school – only then Mum called it ‘wasting good food’. Drawing graffiti on bananas was one of the few enjoyable lunch moments at school, comprising, as most did, of the unenviable school dinner or opening a lunch box to find, yet again, a slightly squashed banana beside the inevitable cheese and Vegemite sandwich.
An upcoming exhibition at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries will highlight the origins of English graphic design as spearheaded by scribes, engravers and painters during this period.
Last week, we spoke to the author of a new book documenting the rise and fall of 1980s culture mag The Face, famously designed by Neville Brody. Now, designers
7-Inches for Planned Parenthood has released a compilation vinyl boxset featuring original work from the likes of designer Shepard Fairey and musician Björk to raise money for the charity.
Integrated packaging design specialist Equator Design shares advice on what it takes to stand out as a successful design consultancy in a competitive landscape and get known for it.