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.
The design studio has created an abstract logo of a bridge reflected on water to represent the charity, which looks to protect and maintain England and Wales’ waterways.
A show at the Lettering Arts Centre in Suffolk will delve into the art of alphabets, tracing the history of communication design from ancient symbols to the sophisticated systems we
This year’s week-long celebration of design will see installations by Kellenberger-White, Studio Frith and Waugh Thistleton Architects, plus a refined, “playful” visual identity by Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa.
Weird World Cup is a project that sees 20 illustrators create humorous artworks, which will be sold online to raise money for education charity Football Beyond Borders.