It’s nice to see the National Lottery so in touch with Tyneside’s deepest longings. It has just coughed up 584 000 towards this pre-rusted steel monstrosity designed by artist Anthony Gormley. It is actually a 19m-high angel set to dominate the A1 motorway, weighs 100 tonnes and costs a total of 800 000. Gateshead Council has said it will be ‘a great boost to firms in the region’. So a massive skittle-cum-aeroplane masquerading as an objet d’art with a function will cause trade to flood into the area? Hardly.
Eureka! has created a new identity for Bristol Old Vic, which is based on its archive of typography and poster designs dating back to the 18th century.
Humphries Kirk has worked with the Design Business Association and its members for 30 years, helping design studios grow, transition and close when necessary, having recently assisted the sale of
Children’s book illustration student Viola Wang has scooped this year’s top prize, beating over 80 other entrants.
As the production designer works on last-minute preparations for the Brits, we speak to her about creating sets for the likes of Coldplay and One Direction, mastering the skill of