With the latest crop of graphics students bursting on to the design scene, it’s a good time to consider some of the grand masters, too. The Royal College of Art is doing just that by staging the first major retrospective in Britain of the work of the late Roman Cieślewicz. Part of the ongoing Polska! […]
Studio Output’s Rob Coke and Ian Hambleton check out the latest gaming, 3D and motion control developments at Los Angeles’ E3 expo
Dramatic lighting can add a touch of theatricality to any museum or gallery project, but designers must be wary of showcasing the technology at the expense of the exhibits. Anna Richardson finds some installations that not only strike the right balance, but also address sustainability
Social media and wider access to official statistics have led to an explosion of raw data awaiting analysis. Scott Billings looks at the way designers are visualising that information to render it understandable and usable
A theoretical approach based on the cumulative intelligence of structures underpins the award-winning output of this multinational architectural studio. Anna Richardson talks to one of its co-founders about ceilings and the notion of grids
Shop Union Market is opening in an old Tube station – what is the most interesting environment you have worked in?
In his role as external examiner to three universities and through his willingness to offer portfolio advice and lectures at a further five design courses, Adrian Shaughnessy (pictured) should be applauded for having the amount of exposure to graphic design education that he has (Private View, DW 1 July).
Peter Cambridge, who sadly passed away last month on 15 June, was one of a generation of industrial designers whose careers began in the early post-war era.
At the age of 14 I was given this Letraset catalogue, circa 1980, by my dad. Until the age of 17 this was my favourite book – I would leaf through, studying fonts for hours, drawing those that appealed to me most. I was a geek of the highest order, fascinated by typography long before […]
http://tinyurl.com/23d3lmc If the pain of England’s dismal performance in the Fifa World Cup has subsided a little, you may want to check out The New York Times site that has a more design-related take on the winners and losers. Alice Rawsthorn looks at the designs of the boots, the shirts, the logo and the ball […]
Who needs high-concept advertising stunts and sophisticated viral marketing when there are good old sheet metal ads? Hugh Pearman moots a return to more permanent methods
Project Canvas could spark a revolution in the way we consume visual media, and digital designers are excited about its interactive potential. But they still foresee a role for conventional ’curated’ content, says Angus Montgomery