The BBC’s new flagship documentary series Modern Times has hit the airwaves with a title sequence by Tim Platt and Iain Greenway of the BBC Graphic Design Department. Series editor Stephen Lambert asked for visually and mentally stimulating titles. Greenway and Platt devised the idea of the modern world meeting the old world, using an image of an electric charge running through the filament of a candle-shaped light bulb. Models were made by Steve Wiltshire.
This year’s set pieces explore the future of sustainable materials, the possibilities of AI and how climate anxiety can be channelled into something more positive.
Its new permanent exhibition, Science City 1550—1880, tracks London’s development as a centre for scientific learning and situates visitors in the city’s history.
From designing Facebook Messenger to creating the fantasy world of Game of Thrones, these are the must-see talks at this year’s festival.
The new look was designed by London-based consultancy Deep and takes inspiration from the brand’s “British heritage and pioneering spirit”.