Pentagram’s Christmas card came in useful when playing Scrabble with Granny. Never afraid to be highbrow, the group sent out a booklet of obscure phobias – illustrated by famous faces. Keanu Reeves tells us ochophobia is fear of moving vehicles, Roy Scheider suggests selachophobia is fear of sharks and Pope John Paul II reminds us stygiophobia is fear of Hell. At least there’s no fear of Pentagram dumbing down.
From a new report about creative skills shortages post-Brexit, to our top picks from Design Manchester 2017, we round up the news from the last seven days.
Starling Crossing is a prototype road design that would see crossings light up as people approach a road and disappear when nobody needs them.
As the retailer marks its 30th birthday in the UK, we visit its immersive house party in London and speak to interior design leader Clotilde Passalacqua.
The BlackBerry Motion has ditched the brand’s signature keyboard and has a 14cm-wide touchscreen, with an Apple-style home button at the bottom.