Holly Johnson told us to ‘Relax’ in the Eighties when he was lead singer of the band Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Now he’s come over all artistic with his first one-man show, The House of Holly. The show includes a commission from Absolut vodka, Johnson’s own interpretation of its famous bottle, and this cute result may be used by Absolut to raise money for charity. Johnson follows a trail of Absolut artists kicked off by Andy Warhol in 1985. His exhibition is at The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London W1, and finishes on 23 March, so get your skates on if you fancy it.
We speak to baton designer Laura Nyahuye about the work behind the project and how her Zimbabwean heritage influenced the design.
The cultural festival will take place between March and October in 2022, and features high profile commissions involving the likes of Assemble and Dr Nelly Ben Hayoun.
The new “simplified” designs have been influenced by audience research showing that the BBC’s previous look was “old fashioned”.
Mother Design New York has developed the brand, which launches alongside refurbished interiors from consultancy Yabu Pushelberg.