Crowdsourcing may have been a buzzword as of late, but you’d be hard pressed to find a community-generated project as endearing as new film The Itch of the Golden Nit. Created by Aardman Animations and the Tate Movie Project as part of the Cultural Olympiad, the 30-minute animated film has been created using drawings from […]
In a year where Design Week has campaigned for drawing and making to be a staple of design education, it seems we are not alone, with the Victoria & Albert Museum and Crafts Council teaming up for the Power of Making exhibition, which opens in September. The Crafts Council is currently on the hunt for […]
A graduate product designer has combined a washing machine and a bicycle into a single product, which he believes will create a unique way of washing clothes in developing countries. Sheffield Hallam graduate Richard Hewitt says he was inspired to develop the Spin Cycle design after visiting an orphanage in central African country Burundi. He […]
Studio Output has created a brand for former X Factor finalist Cher Lloyd ahead of the release of her debut single.
Sir Terence Conran has made a donation that could total nearly £18 million to help fund the Design Museum’s planned move to the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington in 2014.
Liverpool-based consultancy Team A Go-Go is working on the interior design of youth centre The Fuse: Trafford Youth Village – which has been funded by the Big Lottery’s My Place scheme.
Magpie Studio has worked with Channel 4’s in-house design team 4 Creative to develop the branding for the channel’s arts and culture season Street Summer.
For new exhibition A Bird In the Hand, artist Renhui Zhao has created haunting photography and sculpture that explores the connection between humans and birds, told from the slightly unusual perspective of semi-fictional body The Institute of Critical Zoology. Using the avian world as a metaphor for the environment as a whole, Zhao reveals the […]
Paul Gray, founder of Glasgow consultancy Suisse, has an obsession. Actually, he has a couple of obsessions, but more on that later – at the moment we’re just interested in his bizarre and rather endearing habit of photographing what he calls ‘found faces’. Found faces are natural arrangements of objects to create an (often smiling) […]
What methods have you tried to get over crippling creative block? Walking in the country, meditating, firing ideas off supportive friends and colleagues perhaps, but probably not advertising yourself on Craigslist as a private detective and solving crimes Film Noir-style with your comic artist best friend and pot-smoking editor in tow. No? The latter, somewhat […]
Known for his motley crew of bearded shoplifters, bondage dragons, northernisms, and a whole host of ‘stabby’ women, Sheffield-based street artist Kid Acne has captured the attention and smiles of Design Week for a while now. Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery will be hosting a retrospective of our Kid’s work, featuring some new commissions, including sculpture, photography, […]
Guest blogger Adrian Shaughnessy shares the ten things he thinks you should know about today’s visual design students.