Poor Margate’s been unwell for some time, and now this mural has happened, which is a bit like telling a terminally ill woman you’re about to give her a makeover and blapping her on the face. Margate is persistently rumoured to be on the brink of regeneration, but until the Turner Contemporary Gallery arrives and the visitors return, this publicly-funded 140ft long building wrap by artist Daniel Blat is touring some of Margate’s kerjillions of derelict retail sites. Blat’s colourful mural blares reminders of better summer seasons past, but its images of lost revenue streams seem callous. What Margate needs in its building wraps is either beauty, or better, a very funny in-joke that’ll give the old girl a good laugh. Actually, maybe that’s what this is…
The immersive installation by McDermott & McGough is also a functional secular safe space that can be used by the public for quiet contemplation or hired out for ceremonies.
This month, head to Manchester for a city-wide design extravaganza, delve into the world of Roald Dahl and read all about the history of graphic design.
Exhibitions, print fairs and a room full of giant bees are among our picks of the best events to get down to at this year’s Northern extravaganza.
As World Mental Health Day takes place this week, we speak to designers, freelance creatives and illustrators about their experiences of mental illness or issues, and ask