10 August 2006

Proustian Penguins

Early Penguin paperbacks were created as cheap, throwaway items, but Hugh Pearman marvels at the lasting power of their now legendary design When my pre-university son arrived home the other

Margaret Thatcher portrait

A 1.5m portrait of Margaret Thatcher, constructed from silk chiffon and rusted iron, has been created by freelance designer Benjamin Shine. He presented the work to the former Prime Minister

ASHA brings M&Co brand together

Arthur Steen Horne Adamson has overhauled the brand identity for clothing retailer Mackays, uniting its eight sub-brands under a single umbrella brand, M&Co. The M&Co marque was previously used for

Gothic grind

After years of being shunned by designers, one of the oldest scripts in the history of typography has made a comeback, initially appealing to youth DIY culture. Simon Loxley looks

Different and NE6 to style Dott 07

Dott 07, the first of a ten-year series of regional design events, has appointed Different and NE6 to handle its creative communications work. Different has been signed up as the


As the holiday season kicks in and books slide up our summer shopping lists, how much credit do you give book cover design for your choice of beach reading? It’s

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