Bath-based Northbank has designed the 2003 Writers’ Awards book for the Arts Council England, taking its inspiration from the authors’ hands – quite literally. Photographer Kelvin Rogers has snapped the palms of writers like Salman Rushdie, Graham Swift and Rose Tremain, all of whom feature work-in-progress in the book, as well as taking their portraits. It is the third year running that the group has handled the project. The book is due to be published on 27 June.
Having won an award for services to design education, we chat to the designer about why craft isn’t as important as we might think, and why recycling is a con.
Design Partners has unveiled a wearable heart monitor vest, which aims to provide a more comfortable experience and deliver more accurate data.
The opening of the exhibition coincides with the upcoming COP26 climate conference, and interrogates how design can tackle the critical problem of waste.
We speak to baton designer Laura Nyahuye about the work behind the project and how her Zimbabwean heritage influenced the design.