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.
True North has carried out the project, which includes a Lego brick-based visual system, a “playful” tone of voice and imagery of children engaging with the kits.
The prime minister revealed the first draft of the UK’s withdrawal agreement from the EU on 14 November, to much controversy and speculation from her peers. We analyse the policies
The Team has created a series of “striking” black and yellow posters, billboards and digital adverts to highlight the consequences of not taking gas safety seriously.
The ball-shaped, O-Wind Turbine has been developed by two students based in the UK and can capture wind in built-up areas in a way that traditional turbines cannot.