The Open Agency has produced and published two books in conjunction with Cunard Line, to celebrate the 8 January launch of Queen Mary 2. Queen Mary 2: Book of Comparisons contrasts the ship with land-based feats of engineering and features illustrations by Andrew Davidson. Stars Aboard, meanwhile, brings together Cunard Line’s archive photographs of silver screen legends and social circuit fixtures from the 1930s to 1950s (Clark Gable pictured) aboard Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth. The books will support Queen Mary 2’s permanent on-board exhibition, The Maritime Quest, for which The Open Agency created 400m2 of exhibition panelling and six interactive terminals. Both books are on sale from January aboard Queen Mary 2 and at www.openthebook.com.
A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
From a fully functional American diner through to Google’s unnerving house showing how technology has taken over our lives, we round up our favourites from this year’s Italian design festival.
Research conducted into the diversity of the creative industries shows the sector on the whole to be hard to access for ethnic minorities, women and those from low-income backgrounds.
Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi talks about why he decided to create a new typeface that incorporates braille and letters to cater for both blind and sighted people.