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 visual system created by SomeOne is based on movement patterns of birds gliding on thermal columns, which allow them to travel long distances with ease.
As part of our series on design in 2019, Rosy Greenlees OBE, executive director of the Crafts Council, looks at what will happen in furniture design over the next 12
Etienne Bardelli has created the graphics for a Chevrolet Impala and Volkswagen camper van, which move around the vast country collecting local people’s experiences to be shared online.
As part of our series on design in 2019, Katie Cadwallader, senior designer at Supple Studio, looks at what will happen in packaging design over the next 12 months.