September 2013

The Velvet Underground and Nico 1967 Album cover design by Andy Warhol

Transmitting Andy Warhol

Warhol was an artist whose practice constantly danced with graphic design. Having started out in the world of advertising, it’s little surprise that his work so frequently nodded to design’s immediacy – its need to please the masses, its inherent omnipresence.

In the flowers

My Mother Caught me Doodling

Creativity and the clandestine have always made raucous bedfellows. When these are joined by a sumptuous appreciation of the female form – as in Mike Perry’s wonderful new book, My Mother Caught Me Doodling, the combination becomes a brilliantly bold, boisterous ménage a trois.

Stark carpet

Give fleece a chance

 West London’s Design Centre Chelsea Harbour has unveiled something of a woolly concept to mark the imminent art fair madness taking over London next week.

Ordinary Made Extraordinary.

Ordinary Made Extraordinary

One man’s tat really is another man’s treasure – and Pascal Anson is a man with a treasure trove perhaps more welcoming than most.

Round and round and square

Playing with Design

London’s Kemistry Gallery is celebrating the career of graphic designer Fredun Shapur in a gorgeous new retrospective of his work.

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Tokyo 2020 asks the public to design its mascot

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games organisers have launched a public competition calling for Japanese nationals and residents to submit mascot designs – which will later be voted on by school children.

5 things to see at Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

From a panel discussion hosted by Design Week about the effect of Brexit on the design industry, to a display of screen-printed furniture created by Anthony Burrill and Michael Marriott, we round up the best bits to check out at Clerkenwell Design Week this year.