An 18m, laser-cut stainless steel cityscape is the brainchild of product designer Sam Buxton and UK skateboard champion Pete King. Under car manufacturer Vauxhall’s scheme to encourage ‘innovative style and design’ (DW 22 April 2004), the pair has collaborated to produce VX Skate City, a warehouse obstacle course of ramps and jumps for skateboarders. ‘We were given some cash by Vauxhall and a warehouse and left to see how design could meet pro skating,’ says Buxton.
Discussed at this year’s Design Indaba conference, Brck is a Kenya-based start-up that gives school kids in rural areas access to the internet and new learning materials. We speak to
The revamped Great Hall’s permanent exhibition space is part of the museum’s redevelopment masterplan, which is set to be completed by 2025.
A new book celebrating the visual history of British wrestling is soon to be published if it hits its crowdfunding target – freelance illustrator Ben Tallon reflects on how the