Explaining design to the non-initiated often falls to a few well-known industry figures. Philippe Starck attempted to clarify a few things for The Independent’s readers last week. He was asked if he could redesign the umbrella. ‘The umbrella can be very disobedient, non? My advice? Get a raincoat,’ he says. When trying to explain where design sits in the bigger picture: ‘I try to show that we burn crystal of mud, we become bacteria, we become fish, we become monkey, we become super-monkey and from super-monkey, we become what we are today.’ And so say all of us.
Hosting more than 200 exhibits, Strip! How Football Got Shirty charts the technological and cultural evolution of the football shirt across the world.
This year’s winners also include a low-cost self-testing HIV kit, multi-lingual graphic system and self-driving shuttle bus.
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The poster database is a partnership between Glug and It’s Our Time, targeted at people who have not voted before.