The 50th anniversary of arts councils in Australia is being commemorated by this stamp issue designed by Nelmes Smith Ashton. ‘The focus was on the stamp as a promotional vehicle for the role of arts councils in rural Australia,’ says consultancy co-founder Andrew Ashton. The illustrations had to cover all the arts – from music and dance to fine arts – with both sexes represented equally. Sydney-based Nelmes Smith Ashton was established two years ago and is now six-strong.
From books and talks to the virtual version of a blockbuster exhibition, there’s plenty to see and do in the lead-up to Christmas.
The new twice-annual journal of film and visual culture takes some aesthetic cues from academia, while flipping others completely, according to its designer.
Whether you want to furnish the design lover in your life’s home, or encourage your studio Secret Santa to eat bugs, we’ve got you covered.
Research into the UK’s craft economy from UCA highlights economic growth and a rise in online opportunities but also gaps in support for makers.