24th September 2009

BDI appoints four regional directors

British Design Innovation has appointed four new regional directors ahead of a restructure of the organisation that will turn it into ‘a regional, franchise-style co-operative’, according to chief executive Maxine

Stoke it up

The promotional material for the inaugural British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke-on-Trent does a fine job: with its dashes of hot,fluorescent pink, it heralds a vibrant and innovative series of events

We’re worth more than this

The free-pitch debate refuses to go away, so it’s up to design groups to stand their ground and educate clients. Shan Preddy argues the case

La Prison Celeste, 1963, by Jane Graverol

Sister acts

The anarchic potential of Surrealism allowed women artists to explore the female experience, independent of the centuries-old imperative of pandering to the male gaze. Maeve Hosea previews an exhibition of

Illustration by Farah Behbehani for Alef magazine

Tracing the line

Hand-lettering has become increasingly popular in recent years as companies look for ways to move beyond the impersonality and repetition of set fonts. Anna Richardson reports on the rediscovery of

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