Jean Muir is dead. Long live Jean Muir. You can see this sculpture by Glenys Barton and hear Muir talk about her aims as a fashion designer if you visit the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh before 30 September. The Speaking Likeness exhibition uses archived recordings of some of Scotland’s biggest stars – William Gladstone’s voice echoes from 1889, the late Labour Party leader John Smith talks about his dream of a Scottish parliament, writer Irvine Welsh discusses the prejudices of the literary establishment and Billy Connolly cracks jokes about shipyards. But the best has got to be Lulu singing Shout. Will Madame Tussauds catch on?
Eureka! has created a new identity for Bristol Old Vic, which is based on its archive of typography and poster designs dating back to the 18th century.
Humphries Kirk has worked with the Design Business Association and its members for 30 years, helping design studios grow, transition and close when necessary, having recently assisted the sale of
Children’s book illustration student Viola Wang has scooped this year’s top prize, beating over 80 other entrants.
As the production designer works on last-minute preparations for the Brits, we speak to her about creating sets for the likes of Coldplay and One Direction, mastering the skill of