Fabulous Beasts at The Natural History Museum celebrates the union of science and art, a truly unexpected alliance. Manipulating the boundaries of magnification, artists Mark Fairnington and Giles Revell use electron microscopic imagery to reproduce the minute detail of the remarkable life forms of whirligig beetles and stick insects, to name but a few of the creepy-crawlies on display. In his painting Specimen (right) Fairnington embodies the detail and precision found in the graphic works of the renaissance master DÃ¼rer. The intricacy of the paintings is mirrored in Revell’s photographs, such as Shedskin (left). Fabulous Beasts was designed in-house by Simon Caslaw and runs until 12 September 2004.
We recently wrote about a long-lost Albanian alphabet, discovered by a university student from Kosovo. Now, typographers and graphic designers tell us about their favourite scripts, from Arabic ones
Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill has created the Saatchi Suite where visitors can experience and purchase the art and design which has been curated within the space.
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.