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Home is Where the Art is

The domestic space is, for most, a place of sanctity, homeliness and comfort. Subverting this idea is the artist Carol McNicoll, who uses domestic objects as a medium through which to ‘rant…about the issues that both annoy and amuse me.’ McNicoll is one of three artists exhibiting in the Ideal Home exhibition opening this week […]

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News in Pictures

Sumo has created a new campaign for the National Railway Museum in York to promote Railfest, a festival celebrating Britain’s railways which will take place next year. The National Railway Museum was rebranded by Thompson Brand Partners earlier in the year.

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News in Pictures

Outline Editions in London is set to host of show of work by Icelandic-born artist Kristjana S Williams, who creates exotic creatures from fragments of Victorian prints. The Dyragardur exhibition will run from 10-17 November.

Festival of the World

Festival of the World

This morning, The Southbank centre announced its plans for the 2012 Festival of the World, which will take place alongside next year’s London Olympic Games. Summer 2011 saw the massive arts site taken over with the Festival of Britain – complete with beach huts, an urban seaside, the Vintage Festival and a plethora of art […]

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Internet Week

The internet, omniscient and omnipresent God of the modern age, normally existing in the ether and the minds of believers, will be coming to London next week. Internet Week, now in its second year will celebrate the online industry and community through a festival of activity across 200 events put on by the likes of […]

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Stuff Bath

The brilliantly-monikered Stuff Bath festival is making its debut this autumn. As the title suggests, its being held in Bath and it’s about, well… stuff. More precisely it’s about how all the ‘stuff’ around us has been designed and – extrapolating this further – looks at how ‘design is therefore the stuff of life… stuff […]

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Fielding notes

The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton, a book of artworks by Mighty Boosh star Noel Fielding, is probably quite an accurate title. The book comes with a qualifying introduction which says, ‘It was always my ambition to make comedy with an art-school slant, and art that could be funny instead of po-faced.’ With this in […]

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Things We Like

Our weekly round-up of things we like on the Design Week news desk. Norman Bates’ Motel South London art collective The Vanishing Point has recreated everyone’s favourite lunatic Norman Bates’ motel from Hitchcock’s 1960 film, Psycho. This Saturday they will be hosting an ‘immersive screening’ of the movie, as well as showing some other terrifying […]

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Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017

Consultancy Jaywing has created the place branding for Hull 2017, the initiative marking the northern city’s status as UK City of Culture. The logo is an “H” shape constructed out of a series of geometric lines, used against a colourful palette of purple, green, yellow, blue and pink. Gavin Shore, creative director at Jaywing, says […]