At the Design Council’s fringe debate on British identity, held in Brighton, debate chairman and editor of The Independent Andrew Marr told us how our identity is really formed. It has nothing to do with design and everything to do with films, he says, with The Full Monty and Trainspotting proving particularly influential. “Britain is that country full of little people who rip their clothes off, take heroin and have a great time,” said Marr, quoting his New York correspondent.
From controversial opinions on “design thinking” to the most influential female designers from the last 100 years, we look back at our most popular long-reads of 2018.
The app has installed new features including a free walking map of the capital as part of a collaboration with Transport for London.
Our picks of books, prints and stationery, products and tech, children’s gifts and other fun things to buy for the design enthusiast in your life this year.