Michael Johnson’s thought for the week is a transcript of his interview with Yolanda
Zappaterra on the present state and future of posters. This formed the basis of the poster design feature in last week’s Design Week (18 March).
Design Indaba has posted a video interview with Bruce Nussbaum. He shares his thoughts on how design has become our core competency in a time of economic instability, marvels at South Africa’s design-rich culture and considers how design can drive an economy.
Design writer Phil Patton has reported on Yves Behar’s car concept, a highlight of last month’s Greener Gadget conference in New York. The car is aimed at citizens of the developing world and is inspired by what Behar learned as designer on the One Laptop per child project.
Ads painted by hand on to the brickwork of buildings were once a common sight in the UK, but many have now faded to eerie ’ghostsigns’. The History of Advertising Trust set out to photograph, research and archive some of the remaining ones. See the results here.