SpudNik looks more like an adult toy of the sort found in Ann Summers or Agent Provocateur than a Russian spacecraft. It certainly doesn’t look like a potato masher, which is what it is. Designed by And Design, it is ‘a radical step away from the traditional bash and crush’, according to a statement. Spudnik works by a rotational action and ‘reduces the effort of mashing by up to 50 per cent’, which makes you wonder how they measure these things. A Design Week guinea pig took Spudnik home for a test run and found it ‘very satisfying’, as only a potato masher can be.
Speaking at this year’s D&AD Festival in London, the graphic designer talks about the weird and wonderful world of Wes, brutal 8am starts and why her job felt like “playing
Creative director Jenny Theolin has launched a new platform that will name studios which treat their junior employees well based on “positive” reviews, rather than a “black-list” that shames companies.
The 30 shortlisted designs for this year’s Loewe Craft Prize will go on display at the museum this May, and the overall winner will be awarded €50,000.
The shortlist of 200 illustrators has been whittled down from over 3,000 entries, and will go on display at Somerset House in June.