Boy, can the art world shake things up. Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth needs no introduction to Londoners, who fume at the impertinence of arty intellectuals, such as mayor Ken Livingstone, who wants to stir up the city landscape with weird installations. Soon to have a fourth incarnation as ‘Alison Lapper Pregnant’ by rock artist Marc Quinn, the plinth is becoming a dynamic Postmodern work in its own right. With the help of Arup Associates, it changes shape every 12 months. An overseas visitor was overheard admiring the freshness and openness of a recent plinth work. Ironically, the plinth was between sculptures.
The product and its branding are the brainchild of Wildish & Co design studio, and aims to bring the category’s branding “out of the 80s”.
A new exhibition at the Cartoon Museum reveals the history of 1980s graphic novel V for Vendetta and how its signature design endures today.
Initially postponed last year due to the pandemic, the month-long event is returning to the capital in June – here’s what we think you need to see.
Designed with Made Thought studio, the future-facing look for the image sharing platform seeks to embrace “humanity” and resist tech clichés.