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.
The independent music and arts festival based in Wales is in its 16th year, and celebrates its non-corporate ethos by commissioning a different illustrator annually to create its look and
The Association of Illustrators recently launched its #priceitright campaign, to encourage creatives to demand the right fees – the organisation shares its advice for freelancers.
A set of six stamps have been released to mark the 250th birthday of the Royal Academy of the Arts, and have been designed by renowned artists.
Earth is a kit made up of a model globe and smartphone app that uses augmented reality and artificial intelligence to teach people about the history of the world.