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.
A new exhibition at the London Transport Museum shows the graphics and prints of female designers who have been “criminally neglected”, curator David Bownes tells us. Now, contributors tell
Bulletproof’s redesign of Pizza Express’ supermarket range and Sadler’s Wells Theatre’s new membership materials are both included in the 54-strong shortlist for this year’s awards.
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.