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The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife

Young Pines
Young Pines

Liverpool-based Young Pines art and literature collective opened an exhibition this week of naughty mythological creatures. The group, formed of nine interns currently slaving away at design consultancy Mercy, happened on this theme due to an interest in ‘subverting well known stories and themes’. The exhibition, which runs until 23 December at Liverpool School of Art and Design, will feature poems, visual art, voice recordings and music. All the works are drawn from the earnest young bunch’s self-published book, The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife, a collection of sexually explicit prose, poetry and illustrations which take myth and fairytales as their starting point.

Victorinox and Rob Ryan

Swiss knife manufacturer Victorinox has teamed up with illustrator Rob Ryan on their Christmas campaign. By tweeting someone a message with #alphabunting, Victorinox will turn the message into festive bunting.

Here’s a video of the hirsute Mr Ryan at work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvUfafedKqo

JKR’s Champions of Design

cover
cover

JKR’s Champions of Design book, which can be seen here for free, poses the questions of what makes a ‘champion of design’, guiding us through 25 brands the consultancy deems ‘great’. These include Penguin, Innocent, Converse, Minis and more, highlighting the people behind the design as well as the visuals. Who are your champions? Do you agree with JKR? Tell us in the comments below.

Mini
Mini

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