Formica, until now better known for its decorative laminates, has launched a clothing range to support its 2004 collection. Fabrics and fashion designer Lyn Randall created the six outfits, which the company claims capture the ‘essence’ of styling new surfacing products such as Rattan Bamboo and Copper Treadworks in its Veneers and Metallics ranges. The collection debuted last week in the suitably synthetic environs of Madame Tussauds. Trendsetter Kate Moss was, inexplicably, not in attendance.
An upcoming exhibition at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries will highlight the origins of English graphic design as spearheaded by scribes, engravers and painters during this period.
Last week, we spoke to the author of a new book documenting the rise and fall of 1980s culture mag The Face, famously designed by Neville Brody. Now, designers
7-Inches for Planned Parenthood has released a compilation vinyl boxset featuring original work from the likes of designer Shepard Fairey and musician Björk to raise money for the charity.
Integrated packaging design specialist Equator Design shares advice on what it takes to stand out as a successful design consultancy in a competitive landscape and get known for it.