December 2010 Online

DW's Christmas card tower

Goodbye until 2011

Design Week is retiring for Xmas at the end of the week, but today the last blogs will be posted until Wednesday 5 January. Thanks for all the cards, confectionary, booze and gifts. Some of your cards have been fashioned into this fetching tree shaped effort. The array of indoor snowballs have been a particular […]

Delayed Gratification cover, with artwork by Shepard Fairey

Slow journalism

This year journalism has got faster, with tweeting and live minute-by-minute blogging becoming second nature to most newspapers. But next year a new quarterly title from the Slow Journalism Company, Delayed Gratification, aims to measure ‘news in months not minutes, returning to stories after the dust has settled’. Design Week caught up with Delayed Gratification art director Christian Tate to talk about the design behind the new magazine.

A festive poster from Design Studio

Season’s greetings II

Following our last blog about some of our favourite Christmas projects last week, more seasonal work came flooding in faster than Santa can down a brandy. So we thought we’d show you another final batch of festive creative to well and truly get you in mood. Animation production company Beakus sent us this e-card, which […]

David Rowan - Pacha Kuti

The witching hour

As the festive period reaches its apex, we bring you good tidings and news of The Witching Hour, an ‘unsettling’ and ‘intimidating’ exhibition exploring the power of the built environment to frighten and forebode. Inspired by buildings and architectural form in accessible community locations, images are captured through photography paintings and film. Organisers say the […]

Versioned Tom Vac by Ron Arad / Sam Jacob / Lionel Eid / Akhil Bakhda

Lost in translation

For most of us, Pictionary is the height of our attempts to draw from verbal phrases and then translate those images back into words again. But an exhibition at new London space The Gopher Hole has explored how visual to verbal translation forms interesting outcomes from iconic designs. Five iconic chairs, by designers such as […]

Gemma at work

Wonder wall

Illustrator Gemma Correll has created her largest mural yet, for the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, to celebrate the venue’s 40th birthday. Correll was appointed to create a site-specific mural for the centre which reflected its history as it reaches the anniversary in 2011. She says, ‘It was a challenge because I’m used to drawing […]

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