Designers like a bit of map. City transport maps, especially, are the ultimate in graphic communication, presenting information used every day by legions of travellers. Transport maps become so familiar
Revamping Buckingham Palace as a showcase for British design would yield major benefits for UK plc – and the royal family, says Tom Karen
Wayfinding is becoming an ever more central part of new infrastructure, and it is at its most crucial in the realm of transport. So how do you design signs that
Volcanic ash notwithstanding, Iceland’s financial crisis has paradoxically come as a bit of a blessing for its creative industries, making people more willing to take risks and put design ideas
Paper Cinema’s evocative performances work magic with film projections of puppets stuck on cereal boxes, all set to shadowy lighting and live music. Yolanda Zappaterra speaks to illustrator Nicholas Rawling
Wayne Hemingway’s Vintage at Goodwood festival takes inspiration from the 1940s to today. Which period inspires you, and why?
While it might be an interesting intellectual exercise to pretend the logo is dead (Insight, 1 April), it seems that Simon Manchipp hasn’t walked down his local high street for
Whoever said don’t judge a book by its cover was wrong. The design semiotics of the main political parties’ General Election manifestos leave you in no doubt as to their
It’s probably not the best thing to say, but I don’t get out anywhere near enough. Certainly not to take in everything I need too, to filter the world and
www.core77.com/blog/featured_items/design_thinkingeverywhere_and_nowhere_reflections_on_the_big_re-think__16277.asp Last month, The Economist teamed up with the Design Council to produce the The Big Rethink: Redesigning Business Summit in London. Core 77 asked Kevin McCullagh for his reflections
Somehow, defying the elements and the passage of time, a few fading wall signs of long-gone eras are still with us. David Bernstein ponders the paradoxes they present
The election manifestos of the main political parties contain scant pickings for design, and commentators are also concerned about the collective failure to address the gaping hole in public finances.