Designers are a kinky bunch. Before Christmas, we featured a calendar by photographer Alva Bernadine, featuring pictures of leather-clad men and naked women’s backsides, in a bid to explain his philosophy and to teach readers “how to dominate men, subjugate women and stupefy children”. Since then, we’ve been pestered with calls by plummy-voiced middle-aged males attempting to acquire copies of the calendar for their “friends”. Sad.
A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
From a fully functional American diner through to Google’s unnerving house showing how technology has taken over our lives, we round up our favourites from this year’s Italian design festival.
Research conducted into the diversity of the creative industries shows the sector on the whole to be hard to access for ethnic minorities, women and those from low-income backgrounds.
Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi talks about why he decided to create a new typeface that incorporates braille and letters to cater for both blind and sighted people.