A touring showcase of modern glass design, awarded by Ann Jones, will appear at the National Centre in Sunderland from next week. The Bombay Sapphire BlueGlass Room aims to highlight the versatility of glass design in categories ranging from art to architecture. The work exhibited was nominated by glass experts and world class designers including Marc Newson, Ron Arad and Tom Dixon. Prominent exhibits include solar panels by Solar Century, the British Museum Great Court Roof by Foster & Partners and a deer’s head sculpture by William Morris (the contemporary American artist, not the 19th century designer) valued at £175 000. The exhibition runs until 23 June before moving to Cube at Manchester from 1 July.
The graphics of clubbing has been celebrated in a new book by designer Rick Banks. Now, designers reflect on their favourite nightclub identities from over the decades.
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.