Form following function is a famous design mantra, but a new ‘biography-cum-travelogue’ about the leaning Tower of Pisa is a literal example of a book cover reflecting content. Tilt: The Skewed Tale of the Tower of Pisa by Nicholas Shrady is offset from the perpendicular and eye-catchingly angled from left to right. The type is set squarely on the page in conventional fashion, accentuating the ‘cut-off’ effect at the top and bottom of the book. Designed by an in-house team and Gray 318, with the book jacket concept by Michael Accordino and Alan Dingman, the book is published this month by Simon & Schuster, priced £12.99.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has found that the mental health and experiences of those receiving intrusive examinations, surgery, chemotherapy and emergency care are improved when visual art is installed.
The suitcase aimed at space tourists weighs just 900g and can stick itself to walls in zero gravity.
Offthetopofmyhead’s founder and creative director says there’s no such thing as brand design and much of what the design industry says about brand is incomprehensible, pretentious and just plain daft.
The new store — conceived by design and architectural practice Gensler — has a gaming lounge, multi-purpose Community Theatre and a McLaren sports car on the ground floor.