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Scottish design is “fresh, playful and exciting” in this new exhibition

Stacey Hunter is the director of Local Heroes – a new initiative which looks to dispel outdated ideas of Scottish design.

Its first exhibition and shop will take place at Edinburgh Airport’s plaza this August, and will showcase contemporary design from nine, talented Scottish designers.

We speak to Hunter about the importance of giving Scottish design a global presence, and her inspiration behind using the airport as her canvas…

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Top 5 picks from this year’s D&AD New Blood Festival

Some of the best creative work by students at design colleges and universities from all over the country is on display at Truman Brewery in London until tomorrow. We’ve rounded up our top five students to watch from the D&AD New Blood Festival.

Illustration © Quentin Blake medium

5 design things to look out for in July

See some of Quentin Blake’s most famous illustrations, be transported back to 1950s Britain at Compton Verney’s latest exhibition and climb inside the giant kinetic energy generating hamster wheel at the newly refurbished National Museum of Scotland.

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Imani Nuñez: “Design is not only my craft – it is my weapon of choice”

Imani Nuñez is an Afro-Latina designer living in New York’s South Bronx – her Puerto Rican and Dominican cultural roots have provided a strong sense of identity and a rich source of inspiration for her work.

We speak to her about how her cultural background has influenced her, and the importance of design to empower communities.