The fate of Trafalgar Square’s empty plinth is the subject of Nykris’s website, to coincide with the launch of the National Gallery Exhibition of prospective artworks for the vacant space. Conceived by London Mayor Ken Livingstone, the ‘fourth plinth’ candidates are also on show on-line at www.fourthplinth.co.uk. The site is designed to gather comments and reactions from the public and features images and information about each of the shortlisted proposals, such as Mark Quinn’s sculpture (pictured). Nykris was appointed to design the site at the end of October and the winning entry will be announced in spring 2004.
A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
From a fully functional American diner through to Google’s unnerving house showing how technology has taken over our lives, we round up our favourites from this year’s Italian design festival.
Research conducted into the diversity of the creative industries shows the sector on the whole to be hard to access for ethnic minorities, women and those from low-income backgrounds.
Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi talks about why he decided to create a new typeface that incorporates braille and letters to cater for both blind and sighted people.