December 2011

Signs for Peace cover

Signs for Peace

Signs for Peace: An Impossible Visual Encyclopedia, asks us the question, ‘Can one visualise peace?’

Cover

Page 1: Great Expectations

We all know you should never judge a book by its cover, but this first release from new publishing house GraphicDesign& asks you to judge it by its first page.

Exercise Book, by Donna Wilson

Alternative 2012 souvenirs

Already sick of limited-edition designs for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Ol*mp*cs? Then these alternative 2012 souvenirs could refresh your jaded palette.

Void

Glass Couture at Vessel Gallery

Events as dramatic as near-fatal car accidents can really put things into perspective. For French glassmaker Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert, such an accident ignited a passion to become a ‘glass master’ – and during many months in hospital he read all he could about the practice.

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Scottish design is “fresh, playful and exciting” in this new exhibition

Stacey Hunter is the director of Local Heroes – a new initiative which looks to dispel outdated ideas of Scottish design.

Its first exhibition and shop will take place at Edinburgh Airport’s plaza this August, and will showcase contemporary design from nine, talented Scottish designers.

We speak to Hunter about the importance of giving Scottish design a global presence, and her inspiration behind using the airport as her canvas…