This speaker, created by B&W Loudspeaker’s in-house team with input from freelance designer Alison Risby, is one of 200 products selected in the first round of the Government’s Millennium Products initiative. The initiative was launched last September to showcase UK design in the last five years. The winners will be announced by Prime Minister Tony Blair tonight. All selected products can carry the Millennium Products marque, and will be displayed in the Greenwich Dome and at national and international exhibitions. There will be three more announcements before the end of 1999, bringing the total number of products selected to 2000. The Design Council is now examining entries for the next round of the initiative. The entry deadline is 31 July, with the winners due to be announced in September.
The product and its branding are the brainchild of Wildish & Co design studio, and aims to bring the category’s branding “out of the 80s”.
A new exhibition at the Cartoon Museum reveals the history of 1980s graphic novel V for Vendetta and how its signature design endures today.
Initially postponed last year due to the pandemic, the month-long event is returning to the capital in June – here’s what we think you need to see.
Designed with Made Thought studio, the future-facing look for the image sharing platform seeks to embrace “humanity” and resist tech clichés.