Metalworking design duo Arcangel has created a one-off, stainless steel Christmas tree for Turner Broadcasting. Standing at 2.2m high, it is created from more than 1000 polished stainless steel rods. Each is randomly fused together to create five individual silver ‘tiers’ which taper upwards into a welded cone. The entire structure is entwined with tiny white lights and decorated with baubles and suspended cartoon characters. The group hopes to create more corporate trees in 2003.
The development is the first commercial project from the car brand’s Mini Living offshoot, and will include apartments, workspaces and services such as car-sharing.
An upcoming exhibition at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries will highlight the origins of English graphic design as spearheaded by scribes, engravers and painters during this period.
Last week, we spoke to the author of a new book documenting the rise and fall of 1980s culture mag The Face, famously designed by Neville Brody. Now, designers
7-Inches for Planned Parenthood has released a compilation vinyl boxset featuring original work from the likes of designer Shepard Fairey and musician Björk to raise money for the charity.