A Martini glass, jug and stirrer are among Jasper Conran’s latest designs for glassware manufacturer Stuart Crystal, which go into department stores and independent retail outlets from next month. Created with home entertaining in mind, the range – called Bar – is intended to tap into a revivalist vogue for the cocktail hour. The glasses have strong linear style and symmetry with subtle decoration intended to make more of the reflective qualities of glass. There are products specific to various ‘drinking occasions’, including a whiskey tumbler and champagne flute, as well as wine, long drink and shot glasses. Prices start at £40 for two whisky glasses.
The independent music and arts festival based in Wales is in its 16th year, and celebrates its non-corporate ethos by commissioning a different illustrator annually to create its look and
The Association of Illustrators recently launched its #priceitright campaign, to encourage creatives to demand the right fees – the organisation shares its advice for freelancers.
A set of six stamps have been released to mark the 250th birthday of the Royal Academy of the Arts, and have been designed by renowned artists.
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