August 2011 Online

Power Corruption and Lies New Order album cover, Peter Saville

Postmodernism: Style and Subversion

Postmodernism is an ambiguous notion that’s notoriously difficult to define. Its slipperiness baffled even the V&A, which has reportedly struggled to pin down the Postmodernist essence for about six years


What’s the big idea?

Photographer John Ingledew’s forthcoming book the A-Z of Visual Ideas carries the rather ambitious subheading How to Solve Any Creative Brief. But leafing through the book, which is published by


Lonely Planet

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Refugee Boat

Distant Neighbours

‘Borders are strange places, they’re no-man’s lands’, says artist Lucy Wood, explaining the exploration of immigration and migrant communities in her’forthcoming show, Vicini Lontani/Distant Neighbours.3: Lampedusa. The show is the

Happy Birthday Raw

Things We Like

  Our weekly round up of things we like on the Design Week newsdesk. Suwappu Very little can turn the hardened Design Week news desk to mush. Yet, somehow, little


Traces of space

  Space Cadet, the latest graphic novel from Ninja Tune’s Canadian scratch DJ Kid Koala, is a sad, sweet story of love, loss and robots that nearly had the hard-bitten

Stuart Semple - Feeling

Semple Minds

From Picasso to Dylan Thomas to Lord Byron, suggestions of the links between creativity and mental illness have long been mooted. Putting a positive spin on these associations is the

they call him mellow yellow

Hell for Leather

Spanish leather company Loewe is celebrating its craft in style with a new book, The Masters of Leather, illustrated by art director and illustrator Robert Clarke. Clarke’s beautiful  illustrations will

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