You may have heard London Underground described as many things, but chances are never as The Roots of the Empire. But that’s how Orlando Greenwood saw it in 1928. Now the Empire is felled, does that explain the crumbling state of LU’S roots? Greenwood’s Empire piece is one of four of his LU posters in an auction of nineteenth and twentieth century posters at Christie’s in South Kensington, London, on 9 February. FHK Henrion’s poster for Punch is also marvellous.
We speak to designer Christine Ayre, who was recently made a Fellow of King’s College London, about how design can give a sense of coherency to institutions’ output.
The design studio’s future-facing vehicle concept has Covid precautions and details inspired by the city of London.
Illustrator Natasha Durley discusses modernising the classic nature series, incorporating new features of the UK’s landscape and a “layered” technique.
As part of our series looking at in-house design teams, we talk to Facebook director of product design Austin Chang about cross-family design, moving beyond apps and taking on 1,000