24 February 2011

Twiggy and David Bowie on the cover of Bowie's album Pin Ups

Fashion and fame

It’s the perfect 1970s shot: two style icons – David Bowie and Twiggy – pose wide-eyed and semi-clad for the cover of Bowie’s album Pin Ups. The iconic photograph was

A postcard from the launch of Birdwatching

Women in design

As you’ll no doubt have already noticed, today is International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the achievements of women, whether that be political, economic or social. We were pleased

Ai Weiwei, Colored Vases, 2006. Neolithic vases (5000-3000 BC) and industrial paint, 51 pieces, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist

After the seeds settle

Ai Weiwei is certainly no stranger to controversy or headlines. The Beijing-based artist was recently forced to cancel plans for his largest ever exhibition in China after being told it

The Dublin Super Cup

Magpie kicks off

A new pre-season football tournament, The Dublin Super Cup, will launch in July with an identity designed by Magpie Studio. Appointed by tournament sponsor Endemol in January, the studio says


Community spirit

  GD/HTA has created an identity for the Institute for Education and Business Excellence, an organisation that develops links between schools and businesses. The consultancy has also worked on IEBE’s

Wales rolls out service design programme

Design Wales is rolling out a Welsh Assembly Government-funded programme to develop service design in the country. The Service Design for Designers initiative aims to train 36 Welsh design consultancies

Slice Design

Real cheerleaders

Forget flat-capped individuals and old country pubs, real ale has a growing audience of young aficionados, including women. Angus Montgomery looks at how a range of brands are being revamped

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