Jim Henson’s Designs and Doodles – A Muppet Sketchbook is published this week by Abrams. Designs and Doodles showcases the graphic artist’s early drawings, many of which, such as single-toothed witch Taminella Grinderfall, are seen for the first time. Also included are early posters, storyboards, sets and puppet designs by Henson. The book has been designed by Dana Sloan and edited by former Jim Henson Company editor Alison Inches.
The visual identity combines the club’s “illustrious heritage” and “future glory” with an eye to digital platforms and more casual fans.
The week-long festival will also host speakers including interaction design expert Daljit Singh and representatives from Heatherwick Studio.
His installation for London Design Festival draws on a number of inspirations, from clubbing in the 1990s to fake Crimean villages.