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.
The Guardian Media Group’s Sunday paper, The Observer, has launched a biannual, print design magazine, which looks to bridge the gap between consumer and specialist publications.
Online art shop RoomFifty has worked with studio Intoart, commissioning four disabled creatives to design prints that are being sold for £20 each.
Protests against climate change and ecological destruction are currently taking place across the world – we speak to graphic designer, Clive Russell, about how the eco group has used creativity
Samsung says its Space Monitor has been designed to address the customer desire for more deskspace by offering an elegant solution, which allows the product to blend into its environment.