Things We Like

Our weekly round-up of things we like on the Design Week newsdesk.

Punk and Beyond

X-Ray Spex, 1977, in Chelsea pub
X-Ray Spex, 1977, in Chelsea pub

Dedicated to the late, great Poly Styrene- former X-Ray Spex front woman, Punk and Beyond is an exhibition of photographs and artworks by some of punk’s leading figures. The show features works from Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore; Billy Childish; The Television Personalities’ Jowe Head; Wire’s Christian Paris; Paul Simonon, of The Clash and now The Good, The Bad, The Queen and many more. Curated by The Adverts’ Gaye Black, the show proves there was far more to punk than phlegm and fury.

The exhibtion runs until 17 December at Signal Gallery, 32   Paul Street, London, EC2A

Television Personalities' Jowe Head, Victor
Television Personalities’ Jowe Head, Victor

Art Against Torture

Michael Craig Martin, Anger
Michael Craig Martin, Anger

Freedom from Torture: The Art Auction will be held next week, featuring works form the likes of Antony Gormley, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Stuart Semple, Michale Craig-Martin, Julian Opie and Gavin Turk sold to raise money for the Freedom from Torture organisation. The auction, which takes place on 28 November at East London’s Village Underground, is being accompanied by a series of events that run until this Sunday, including an exhibtion, music events and panel discussions. Visit at for more information.

Julian Opie, Kris Walking
Julian Opie, Kris Walking

Miniature Moments

Forget seeing your mug on a jigsaw or, er, mug, now your favourites snaps can be made into 3D Miniatures. The exact shape of the Miniature is based on the tone of a photo, so when you hold the Miniature to light your photo is clearly seen. Visit the Miniature Moments website for more information

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