This is the Palais IdÃ©al, near Lyon in France. It was designed and built by a postman who fell over an oddly shaped stone one day towards the end of the last century. He took it home and pondered. Then single-handedly, over a period of 33 years, Ferdinand Cheval gathered stones and rocks and with chicken wire, cement and lime, constructed what he termed ‘the queen of the world’. Cheval is just one of those outsiders who has been driven to artistic creation without understanding why. Cheval, his work and that of many other ‘artists’ who were marginalised from mainstream art feature in a new book published by Phaidon. Raw Creation: Outsider Art and Beyond costs 45 and is thoroughly entertaining.
To mark the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s blockbuster science fiction film, Glazier Design has created a set of eight stamps that contain secret messages for fans.
Young designers should be taught to think critically rather than waste time learning how to time-manage and compile spreadsheets, says Miranda Bolter, design director at Superunion.
Kempinski, which was founded in Berlin in 1897, is Europe’s oldest five-star hotel group, and has been given a new visual identity by Paris-based studio Work in Progress.
Founded in 1907, the Scouts was set up as an organisation to help young people develop life skills and now, it has a UK membership of 450,000 children and 115,000