At the end of February, emerging and established talents from all corners of the industry gathered for the annual Design Indaba festival in Cape Town, South Africa. Check out this site for 15 ’worldchanging’ highlights from this year’s event, gathered by Julia Levitt
Slate’s Julia Turner looks at Applied Information Group’s Legible London programme, which is rolling out in the capital. Turner describes Legible London as ’an ambitious effort to remake the way people see and use the city’, and points out that London’s messy geography is the perfect place to trial this sort of thinking.
The Royal College of Art is seeking a new head for its communication art and design course, to replace incumbent Dan Fern. Michael Johnson, of Johnson Banks, looks at the current state of the course (highlighting a number of
perceived failings…) and questions the future of the course under its new leader.
Art director Mark Porter blogs about iPad hysteria following a panel discussion from Editorialdesign.org and the British Society of Magazine Editors on digital publishing platforms. Porter draws on the debate about whether Apple’s new device is going to save the publishing industry.