The revamped public space at London’s Barbican Centre is set to host its first exhibition – a showcase of independent British graphic design since the 1960s. Exhibition design is by Ferhan Azman and graphics are by Nick Bell. A website, designed by Hi-Res, will also be launched. Entitled Communicate, the exhibition features the work of more than 100 small independent studios, spanning publishing, the arts, music, Web design, politics, and society and identity. Rare pieces by designers such as John Sewell and Ken Garland are juxtaposed with work by emerging groups. The exhibition runs from 16 September to 23 January 2005, after which it will tour internationally.
From recharge days to Fridays off and flexible hours, we speak to studios about how they are rethinking the working week.
Design studio Koto has rebranded the social media platform – intended for those aged between 12-25 – with a focus on community.
The work is part of a £30 million project to restore the castle, and includes six new galleries, an outdoor interpretation and two immersive experiences.
The One Off has reimagined the brand’s central London outlet with AR installations and fixtures and fittings made of recycled mannequins.