A book detailing the history of Dr Martens boots is published next month by Chrysalis Impact, designed by Grade Design. It charts the rise of the Dr Marten brand, from its skinhead associations in the early 1960s through the 1970s punk scene and beyond. The book, called Dr Martens – The Story of an Icon, also incorporates a visual archive from boot manufacturer Briggs & Co, commissioned photography, vox pops and an interview with designer Wayne Hemingway. ‘We wanted to create a contemporary look for the book to lend it a slightly more populist appeal,’ says Paul Palmer-Edwards, creative director of Grade, which helped launch the Chrysalis Impact imprint last year.
The Nottinghamshire forest best known for its association with make-believe rogue and hero Robin Hood has had a revamp, with a new visitor centre, branding and wayfinding centred around environment
The Wild lets users design spaces and share their vision “in real time”, which the company claims can help bridge the gap between ideas and reality
McDermott & McGough’s piece is a functional, secular safe space that can be used by the public for quiet contemplation or hired out for ceremonies.
This month, head to Manchester for a city-wide design extravaganza, delve into the world of Roald Dahl and read all about the history of graphic design.