Watch out, the canvassers are about. And those for the Labour Party look keen to woo designers. Not only is Labour the only main party to specifically mention design in its manifesto, it gives over a full page to a photograph of graphic designer Peter Dixon of North Shields in a promotional brochure, Growing and Prospering. In return for a promised vote, of course.
Having won an award for services to design education, we chat to the designer about why craft isn’t as important as we might think, and why recycling is a con.
Design Partners has unveiled a wearable heart monitor vest, which aims to provide a more comfortable experience and deliver more accurate data.
The opening of the exhibition coincides with the upcoming COP26 climate conference, and interrogates how design can tackle the critical problem of waste.
We speak to baton designer Laura Nyahuye about the work behind the project and how her Zimbabwean heritage influenced the design.