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.
Designer Morag Myerscough, architect Alison Brooks and urban planner Mike Rawlinson have been given the award this year, while structural engineer Tristram Carfrae has been named as the master of
Research from the Office for National Statistics has shown that full-time graphic designers earn £25,900 annually, which is less than musicians, journalists and architects.
The Future Starts Here explores the advantages and perils of ever-advancing technology and product design, from artificial intelligence to 3D-printing and cryogenic freezing.
BrandOpus has created the identity and packaging for Scrubd, which aims to reflect changing attitudes towards male grooming.