Turner Contemporary, a £20m art gallery, opens on Margate’s stone pier in 2007 and promises to offer a diverse programme of art. Much of this will ‘echo the pioneering approach’ of its namesake Joseph Mallord William Turner, while there will also be ‘opportunities on an annual basis’ to see the master’s work, a recent press release crows. The only hitch? The gallery doesn’t actually own any Turner paintings. Oh, and those seascapes Turner is famous for? Gallery visitors won’t be able to see the real thing. The ‘groundbreaking and iconic’ Turner Contemporary building, rising out of the water like a massive purse sponge, will have a rooftop skylight, but no windows.
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.
A new research project by Thomas.Matthews and students from the RCA is aiming to “continue the conversation” about sustainability in the publishing industry.
D&AD has launched its eclectic branding for its annual festival and awards, taking place this week – we look at how it was co-designed by Hato and thousands of people