Hot 50 Supplement

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Hot 50: YOUNG CREATIVE NETWORK

The Young Creative Network may not be well known, but there is no denying the work it has done in promoting and encouraging new design talent. It was founded in

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Hot 50: WIRED SUSSEX

Regional networks have grown in stature in the creative industries in recent years. Most, such as the Cornwall Design Forum, the South Coast Design Forum and Bristol Media are fairly

Hot 50: VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

The Victoria & Albert Museum and the London Design Festival forged a valuable partnership to celebrate design in the museum that is perceived to be the cradle of creativity past

Hot 50: TWENTY-SIX

Writers group 26 – named to represent the 26 letters of the alphabet – has long been active in design. It has been a regular contributor to the London Design

Hot 50: SUSTAIN OUR NATION

News of the impending closure of the Audi Design Foundation came as a shock to many in the design community. The UK-based charitable trust set up by the car company

Hot 50: THE SORRELL FOUNDATION

The charity set up by Sir John and Lady Frances Sorrell (pictured) has made it into the Hot 50 before. Its work with schools and colleges through the Joined Up

Hot 50: SOMERSET HOUSE

Since she took over as director in 2005 Gwyn Miles has achieved great things at Somerset House, without Government support, which has put her and the central London venue in

Hot 50: SELFRIDGES

Last year was fortuitous for the iconic 109 Pantone yellow, as Selfridges celebrated its centenary year on the 15 March. Throughout the year collaborations took place with an array of

Hot 50: SELF-PUBLISHING

Self-publishing came into vogue in 2009 with authors motivated by their own creativity. This has prompted some authors to look beyond the page and explore digital platforms to broaden their

Hot 50: ANDREW RITCHIE

Andrew Ritchie, designer of the iconic Brompton folding bicycle, has made this year’s Hot 50 after a triumphant 2009. Last October Ritchie received the Prince Philip Designers Prize, an accolade

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Hot 50: RAPHA

While Rapha is not a 2009 phenomenon, the Hot 50 selectors felt that each year its story keeps getting better. The name may be unfamiliar to some, but for bike

Hot 50: DIETER RAMS

Ask designers as diverse as Sir Terence Conran and the graphics trio at Bibliothèque which designers inspire them most and you will find German legend Dieter Rams towards the top

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First look at London Design Festival 2018

This year’s week-long celebration of design will see installations by Kellenberger-White, Studio Frith and Waugh Thistleton Architects, plus a refined, “playful” visual identity by Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa.