Publishing Supplement

QI book cover, featuring illustrations by Mr Bingo

Fan appeal

Books that tie in with TV shows are big business these days – often they are bestsellers with high production values. But there are many ways of capturing the imagination of a seemingly captive audience through design, argues Anna Richardson

Spread from Adam & Eve magazine, which was
created by Steve Bush

Rough gems

Where do you turn for unbridled creativity when the mainstream press doesn’t feel sufficiently cutting-edge? Yolanda Zappaterra offers a quick guide to the more obscure corners of the indie magazine scene

The new George Orwell covers by illustrator Marion Deuchars

Cover rebel

When he stepped into the role of Penguin Press art director in 2001, Jim Stoddart joined a publishing house with an illustrious design heritage. Anna Richardson talks to him about his early days – and gets a glimpse of his upcoming projects


Publishing & Design

Things are changing fast in publishing. Like other sectors it is buffeted by the rigours of recession, but it was already going through fundamental shifts with long-term implications, whatever the economic climate.

Max Frommeld

Hot 50: F-L

Having graduated from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication in summer 2008, Max Frommeld is at the start of his professional career.

The William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery in
the Victoria & Albert Museum, designed by Eva Jiricna

Hot 50: V-W

The Victoria and Albert Museum has always been a patron of design. It makes the Hot 50 this year as one of London’s, and indeed the world’s, greatest museums of art and design.

Deyan Sudjic

Hot 50: S-V

Deyan Sudjic has been considered for inclusion in the Hot 50 listing because of his directorship of the Design Museum since 2006.

Sir Ken Robinson

Hot 50: R-S

Talk to anyone at the sharp end of design about what has inspired them most in recent years and you are likely to find it’s the online TedTalks. Probe a little deeper and you’ll be told you just have to listen to the talks by Sir Ken Robinson challenging

Onedotzero’s Adventures in Motion festival, showcasing cinematic work and sensory installations
(illustrations from

Hot 50: O-R

Many good things start small, picking up momentum until they’ve practically taken over. Digital arts organisation Onedotzero is one of those good things. It has now become a global phenomenon, with annual events networking around 60 cities worldwide and r

Graphics for the Science Museum’s Launchpad gallery, by Pentagram

Hot 50: L

A firm favourite with curious youngsters since its opening in 1986, the Science Museum’s Launchpad was enlarged and redesigned (with 3D elements by Andy Feast, graphics by Pentagram and other work by the museum’s in-house team) at the end of 2007.

London Transport Museum, refurbished by Avery
Associates and Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Hot 50: L-N

While repair work on London Underground looks set to frustrate commuters at least into the next decade, the newly refurbished London Transport Museum threw its doors open for good at the end of 2007.

Freedom Park in Cape Town, South Africa, and a lowcost home built on the site, designed by Luyanda Mpahlwa for Design Indaba’s 10x10 housing project

Hot 50: D-F

South Africa’s annual design-fest, Design Indaba, and its maestro Ravi Naidoo, have merited places in the Hot 50 before.

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