Rotovision today publishes Wayne Hemingway’s Mass Market Classics: The Home, that highlights the design status of ‘mundane’ objects, from the Rotary Airer to the catflap. The criteria are ‘based more on quantities sold than what critics think [of the product]’, says Hemingway. ‘It has a serious message,’ he adds, bemoaning the fact words like ‘mass’ and ‘everyday’ are now ‘derogatory’ in the design lexicon. Priced £16.99, it is available from central London Oxfam outlets and all good bookshops.
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.
Exhibitions, print fairs and a room full of giant bees are among our picks of the best events to get down to at this year’s Northern extravaganza.
As World Mental Health Day takes place this week, we speak to designers, freelance creatives and illustrators about their experiences of mental illness or issues, and ask