Inking About Christmas
We’re big fans of temporary tattoos here at Design Week (mainly because we’re too wussy to get proper ones…) so we were delighted to receive these Christmas-themed temporary tats from consultancy Sherry. Designs include an anchor made from candy canes and a Christmas turkey replacing an eagle. Sherry has also created the website http://inkingaboutchristmas.co.uk/ which allows you to create your own Christmassy tattoo designs.
The Miratis decoration
Together Design has created a limited-edition Christmas decoration based on the brand identity it developed for luxury craft boutique Miratis. The decoration is made in lightweight maple, drilled to create a fretwork pattern.
The Arctic Circle Christmas card
Damian O’Hara has created this paper-cut penguin design for concert organisation The Arctic Circle’s Christmas card. O’Hara says, ‘The illustration is all folded or cut paper and was a lot of fun to do. In fact I managed to convince myself that watching an episode of Frozen Planet during office hours was OK as it was all in the name of research!’ The card is available for free from www.jointhecircle.net.
Sane and Able Christmas cards
Sane and Able has created a pack of six Christmas cards based around a Londoner Christmas Games theme. Cabbie-courier boxing, umbrella fencing, pigeon archery, tourist weightlifting, Tower Bridge diving, and corgi curling are all explored. On the reverse, facts including ‘In all London pubs, last order bells ring in C sharp – a law enforced by Winston Chirchill after declaring it “The most stirring of tones.”’
V&A Christmas tree
Joining the Design Museum’s cardboard tree and the huge Lego tree at St Pancras Station is the Victoria & Albert Museum’s effort, a 4m-high tree made from more than 5km of elastic cord. The design, by Studio Roso, is inspired by the traditional craft of bobbin lacing and the tree features a number of geometric shapes, referencing Christmas decorations.
A couple of videos have caught our eye over the past week. First up is Pearlfisher’s theatrical and enthusiastic (if rather unpolished) rendition of Robbie Williams’ Angels. It’s giving us Christmas party karaoke flashbacks.
And the prize for best Christmas effort goes to Music, for this superb video, subverting classic Christmas songs with some alternative, and very cheeky, commentary. Quite brilliant.