Loose lettering

Versatile and idiosyncratic, hand-drawn scripts are back in fashion – the ultimate antidote to the sleek perfection of digital type. Jim Davies looks at the work of classic calligrapher and typographer Edward Johnston and two contemporary hand-lettering artists Over the past century, several generations of socially- reticent artists, architects and craftsmen have decamped from London […]

BT develops JellyFamily

BT has developed a prototype series of phones under the concept name JellyFamily, which it has also registered as a trademark. The phones were designed by Rebecca Capper, formerly of BT’s CTO Group, but are not planned for release, according to a spokesman.

ITV Sport overhauls identity

ITV Sport has unveiled its overhauled brand identity ahead of coverage of the World Cup. The idents were created by Red Bee Media and will be introduced for the first game on 9 June. It will then be applied to the rest of ITV’s sports events. The design is a development of the main ITV […]


EXHIBITION l Sixties Graphics, a celebration of graphics in traditional forms of print, opens on 6 June and runs until 12 November. The exhibition focuses on the emergence of counterculture, and features work from Peter Blake and Martin Sharp. Venue: Vict

Zaha of all trades

Zaha Hadid’s architecture has catapulted her into global superstardom, but she has also been busy designing furniture and exhibitions. Hugh Pearman speaks to her about this lesser known side of her work Zaha Hadid is now so well known that her surname is slipping out of use. ‘Zaha’ is enough. What other Zahas are there […]

Softroom creates London flagship for Kent & Curwen

Softroom is designing a British-themed flagship store in London that takes its inspiration from Rolls-Royce interiors. The interior design is being put together for the gentlemen’s sportswear and accessories retailer Kent & Curwen.

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