Inspiration? Manchester, white wine, the madness of India, Tracy Emin, travelling by train, Paul Madonna, limited-edition Coca-Cola bottles, stylebubble.typepad.com, late nights, Liberty department store, swimming outdoors, Jeff Koons, London at dawn, Vogue in my postbox, weird fonts, the grime of the East End, sitting on the floor in a bookshop, Vyner Street, crossing the Thames, the Sunday Times Style Magazine, Barbara Kruger, The Turner Prize, peeling layers of paint, supermarket shopping, Song Que Vietnamese, blogs, Pixar, reclamation shops, map reading, friends, Jane Eyre, competition, the highest numbers in a Pantone book, early 1990s House, Frieze Art Fair, Channel 4 idents, Thom Yorke, a fantastic bit of copy, Olympic achievements, my MacBook Pro, the calm of John Lewis stores, Rough Trade, Sarah Lucas, live music, Ren Cosmetics, Mark Titchner, New York, the top of a mountain, Chris Cunningham, a child’s opinion, stopping and watching, Him, Photoshop filters, my Oyster card, Sir John Soane’s Museum, being surprised, collaboration, camping in the rain, models on a catwalk, Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are, the pressure of a deadline. Like this one.
The 30 shortlisted designs for this year’s Loewe Craft Prize will go on display at the museum this May, and the overall winner will be awarded €50,000.
The shortlist of 200 illustrators has been whittled down from over 3,000 entries, and will go on display at Somerset House in June.
A new research project by Thomas.Matthews and students from the RCA is aiming to “continue the conversation” about sustainability in the publishing industry.
D&AD has launched its eclectic branding for its annual festival and awards, taking place this week – we look at how it was co-designed by Hato and thousands of people