Thomas Heatherwick’s Glass Bridge, due to be installed next year in London’s Paddington Basin redevelopment, has won the inaugural £15 000 Bombay Sapphire Prize for Glass Design. The deck of the 7m-span, illuminated bridge contains pieces of water-cut glass, set on edge and laminated together to form the arch. Tom Dixon, one of the judges, says, ‘This is simply an outstanding example of design innovation. It’s rare in public art for something as daring as this to be commissioned.’ The work, along with art and design category winners Chiho Hitomi and Tord Boontje and the rest of the shortlist, is on view at The Vinopolis Gallery, London, SE1 until 5 January 2003.
A set of six stamps have been released to mark the 250th birthday of the Royal Academy of the Arts, and have been designed by renowned artists.
Earth is a kit made up of a model globe and smartphone app that uses augmented reality and artificial intelligence to teach people about the history of the world.
The design studio has created an abstract logo of a bridge reflected on water to represent the charity, which looks to protect and maintain England and Wales’ waterways.
A show at the Lettering Arts Centre in Suffolk will delve into the art of alphabets, tracing the history of communication design from ancient symbols to the sophisticated systems we