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.
The new look “places Peter front and centre” according to the publishing house, and has been designed by studio CreateFuture.
We speak with Transport for London designers about how they are using the organisation’s rich design history to help people navigate the city in new ways.
After a year off because of the pandemic, the museum is back with a slate of projects and installations for 2021 covering everything from climate change to AI.
The London-based studio has developed an identity for the Interconnected Disaster Risks 2020/2021 report using composite graphics.