Our weekly round-up of things we like on the Design Week news desk.
Martin Creed Takes Out Franz Ferdinand
The Vinyl Factory has collaborated with artist Martin Creed and Franz Ferdinand’s Nick McCarthy (aka, bizarrely, Box Codax) on the limited edition release Where You Go/Dawning, with Creed creating the charmingly colourful artwork for the vinyl.
In a break from making rooms in which the light turns on and off (see Creed’s 2001 Turner Prize- winning installation, Work No. 227: the lights going on and off),
here’s a video of the man himself painting lots of circles onto the labels and talking about making music.
Thinking of Homeland
Thinking of Homeland is a collaborative charity project in aid of the Japanese Red Cross in the wake of the country’s earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.
The project is led by Kate Ferrucci of Nottingham-based Quarto Design and Japanese illustrator Saeko.
Twenty artworks, inspired by Japanese hung scrolls and based on the Thinking Of Homeland theme have been created by Japanese artists living outside of Japan. They are available here from this week.
Central Illustration Agency 2012 Calendar
With 2012 approaching terrifying rapidly, it’s nice to see it all mapped out so beautifully in the Central Illustration Agency’s calendar. Themed on The Alternative Games, the calendar features lovely work from illustrators including Harriet Russell, Jackie Parsons and a specially commissioned Bat Football by Peter Blake.
Dixon Baxi Talk
Dixon Baxi will be giving a talk next Tuesday at the Long Lunch design event. Confusingly, this will be an evening lecture, and you can bag yourself a place here