Some of the world’s most innovative young designers have teamed up with the Berlin Institute of the Blind to present a bizarre collection of brushes at the Design Museum. The brushes, all hand-made in Berlin, couple unusual forms – such as Marti Guixé’s door key design – with unconventional uses – as evidenced by Matt Theselius’s Mrs Brush Shoe (pictured right). Other designers featured include Hartmut Ringel (Nail Brush pictured left), Berit Burmeister (Egg Nest pictured centre) and Michael Marriott. The Imaginary Brush Factory runs from 30 October until 12 January 2003.
The new permanent displays are part of a year-long, Department for Transport led initiative to get more young people to study engineering.
This month, an exhibition opened showcasing 20 years of Penguin Essentials. Now, designers tell us about their favourite editions of books with illustrated covers.
Pentagram partner Michael Bierut has had a 40-year-career, which spans the ubiquitous Hillary Clinton US presidential campaign logo, Mastercard’s first rebrand in 20 years and the wayfinding for the New
Queens of Industry runs until 2019 at Leeds Industrial Museum, and tells the stories of working women who acted as industrial ambassadors for Britain throughout the 20th century.