Architect Stickland Coombe has created an exhibition for the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize, organised by the Crafts Council and the Jerwood Charity. This year’s competition focuses on furniture and the show will run from 12 August-31 October at the Crafts Council Gallery, before touring nationally. Kerr Noble is creating exhibition graphics and NB Studio has designed the marketing materials (poster pictured). Shortlisted for the prize are Tom Dixon, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, El Ultimo Grito, Jim Partridge (see Profile, page 20) and Shin and Tomoko Azumi. The winner will receive £15 000, to be awarded on 13 September.
Two immersive installations at Amy: Beyond the Stage from set designer Chiara Stephenson seek to show a different side of the troubled singer.
As the year draws to a close, here is our pick of festive and not-so-festive design events that are not to be missed in December.
Illustration-led puzzle companies speak with us about how they have capitalised on a market which has been supercharged by pandemic lockdowns and a desire to “switch off”.
From colour charting the Beach Boys to a characterful pet food rebrand, these were some of our favourite projects from the past month.