Two dragons biting each others’ tails, an ancient symbol of regeneration, have been raised high above locals’ heads in London’s Docklands, and its designer hopes the sculpture will help improve the area’s problems with racial tension. Dragons Gate at Limehouse is created by Peter Dunn of consultancy The Art of Change and Anne Thorne Architects. ‘The London Docklands Development Corporation wanted to mark the Limehouse gateway. We chose dragons as the area is the UK’s oldest Chinatown,’ says Dunn. The artwork, 7m-high x 10m circumference, is made of stainless steel which was heated until it changed colour, then frozen.
Cheltenham-based consultancy ArthurSteenHorneAdamson (ASHA) worked with the children’s charity on a new logo, tone of voice and branded products.
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The exhibition includes banknotes baked in apple pie, dexterity tests for bank staff and a “Cold War calculator”.
The Curious Customs collection – created by London-based design studio NB – depicts traditions from cheese rolling to bog snorkelling.