As the humble fork and knife are just so ‘banal’, Central St Martins graduate Rhys Ifan has created a range of tableware and cutlery to challenge and provoke us every time we sit down for a snack. Finger Food (pictured) explores the relationship between fingers and food; Lay to Rest comments on food and death; and Weapons of Mass Dissection ‘examines the nature of cutlery – tools that cut, stab and tear’. ‘Quality of life should be about different experiences, and there is no reason why these experiences should have to be pleasurable,’ explains killjoy Ifan. How it must gall him to share a name (well, almost) with the actor who portrayed feather-brained ‘masturbating Welshman’ Spike in Notting Hill.
A set of six stamps have been released to mark the 250th birthday of the Royal Academy of the Arts, and have been designed by renowned artists.
Earth is a kit made up of a model globe and smartphone app that uses augmented reality and artificial intelligence to teach people about the history of the world.
The design studio has created an abstract logo of a bridge reflected on water to represent the charity, which looks to protect and maintain England and Wales’ waterways.
A show at the Lettering Arts Centre in Suffolk will delve into the art of alphabets, tracing the history of communication design from ancient symbols to the sophisticated systems we