Enlightened identity designed by Kyle Wilkinson and created by DMSQD

The Age of Enlightenment

A new exhibition in Barnsley, Enlightened, is looking to match the minds of designers with the expertise of laser cutting and engraving specialists to see what might be possible.

Variations on Normal cover

Variations on Normal

In his practice, artist and designer Dominic Wilcox questions the world around us and responds to it in witty, thoughtful and always inventive ways.


What does the US see in us?

Reed Words founder Mike Reed looks at why British voices seem to be in high demand among US design consultancies and their clients right now.

Wa the Essence of Japanese Design

The Essence of Japanese Design

Designed by Julia Hasting, the form of the book itself reflects its subject, with red thread binding the spine and a gorgeously tactile, shiny red and white pattern across the


Can design save the world?

Can design save the world? This was the question posed by the organisers of the Made North conference at the inaugural Sheffield Design Festival – and somehow you expected that

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From the archives: Picture Post

As we head back into our archives, here’s a gem from March 1990. Jane Lewis looks at the creative ways design firms promoted their services through mail-outs.