March 2011 Online

The book's cover

Under a fiver

The best things come in small packages, or so the old idiom goes. A new book, Usefulness in Small Things by Industrial Facility’s Kim Colin and Sam Hecht, combines the best of small with ‘cheap and cheerful’ in its exploration and documentation of everyday, mass-produced items from across the world – all of which cost […]

The flyer for the night

Press and bleed

While Press & Bleed may sound like that Slipknot tribute band your awkward cousin almost formed, it is, in fact a far less sinister prospect. The Press & Bleed exhibition opens at the Russian Club and Gallery on Kingsland Road, east London, tonight, showing the work of 46 young designers from the second year of […]

New stationery

Notes from Russia

Branding a city or country can be a particularly tricky challenge, especially when it’s an area with a name as catchy as Nenets Autonomous Region. The Russian region has been given a charming new look by Russian consultancy Notamedia, centred around the similarly snappy tagline ‘Nenets Autonomous Region is the North European pantry of Russia’. […]

Shakey monkey 1

Design for monkeys

A black and white hippo layered on top of a Milky Way background, with a lime green laser grid on top. Does this space-age kook sound familiar? It certainly did to Cog Design. Cog creative director Michael Smith says, ‘There’s a fashion in the design world, particularly on online blog platforms, where everything has started […]

You should be in charge

You should be in charge

New London gallery Work opens its doors on Friday with an exhibition of work by Bob and Roberta Smith, called You Should Be in Charge. Topical as ever, Bob and Roberta Smith’s work for You Should Be In Charge explores the controversial theme of proportional representation in government, as May’s referendum approaches. It’s the first […]

Tony Romanoff

The friends of Tony Romanoff

When a ‘teaser image’ of an exhibition arrives in the form of a man’s pallid legs segued onto a large Spongebob Squarepants, you realise all is not as it seems. Where most exhibitions are fanfared with flowery blurb and hyperbole, the forthcoming show at Pure Evil Gallery – The Friends of Tony Romanoff – takes […]

House for the Architect: model, probably late autumn 1948 Paper, burlap, cork, plastic, metal, thread, black ink, gouache, fibreboard James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds, Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréa

Notes from the archive

Next week, Tate Britain launches an exhibition dedicated to James Stirling, the architect behind Tate Liverpool on the Albert Dock and the Clore Gallery at Tate Britain. The exhibition will comprise of rarely seen drawings, models, photographs and sketches, including a childhood bird-watching diary and blueprints for the Cambridge University History Faculty building, which Stirling […]

Terrence Smith

Print box

This Thursday, the Hotshoe Gallery in London is playing host to the Royal College of Art MA Photography’s Print Box Sale, a fundraising event to help students to stage five exhibitions during the 2011 Folkestone Triennial this summer. All 22 first year Royal College of Art photography MA Students have work in the sale. Twenty limited […]

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