Close encounters with a Nessie-style monster, swarms of bug-like video game characters and memories of Friern Barnet Photographic Society all figure in graphic designers’ contributions to Day14, a curatorial and publishing venture created by Andy Maw and Bill Griffin. The pair asked the likes of Pete Fowler, Eboy (work shown left and right respectively), Neville Brody, Rinzen and others to create images of what astonished them as children. A book and exhibition entitled A Source of Wonder is the result, with 50 print canvases per artist and a limited edition of 1000 for the publication. Ten per cent of the sales of prints will go towards Oxfam’s Education Now campaign. For more details visit www.day14.com.
A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
From a fully functional American diner through to Google’s unnerving house showing how technology has taken over our lives, we round up our favourites from this year’s Italian design festival.
Research conducted into the diversity of the creative industries shows the sector on the whole to be hard to access for ethnic minorities, women and those from low-income backgrounds.
Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi talks about why he decided to create a new typeface that incorporates braille and letters to cater for both blind and sighted people.