I reckon manufacturers’ failings have created some niche opportunities for design entrepreneurs. Why has no one produced seat belts for dogs? Worldwide, there are millions of people who drive around with a canine in the boot. I’ve seen footage of a dog flying from the back of a car and out through the windscreen via the unprotected head of the driver; it must have taken them hours to clear that lot up. There’s also a whole host of items that British drivers might like to use while driving abroad. In France a sign on the back of your car saying: “Oi, stop tailgating me you French lunatic” might be useful, for example.
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Partner Marina Willer has created the branding, exhibition space and two films for the new show, which delves into the history of the Italian car brand.
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.