California: Designing Freedom charts the journey of Californian design all the way from 1960s counterculture right up to Silicon Valley today, featuring exhibits such as the graphics for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and Waymo’s self-driving car.
The latest exhibition design news, views, inspiration and opinion.
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.
The 15th edition of the festival will see installations from the likes of Camille Walala and Ross Lovegrove, as well as a new exhibition called Design Frontiers at Somerset House.
Illustrator and painter Richard Allen has been awarded the top prize for his satirical reinterpretation of Katsushika Hokusai’s Great Wave off Kanagawa.
From a new project by Bath University looking at how best to design refugee shelters to the V&A’s new art and design quarter, we round up the important news from the last seven days.
The remodelled retail space has been designed by architectural practice Friend & Company, and features a craft demonstration area and tiled flooring inspired by the V&A’s own ceramics collection.
The new art gallery has been created by three designers as part of a “passion project” to bring more international work to the northern city.
The new Exhibition Road Quarter has been designed by architectural practice AL_A, and will play host to a week-long art and design festival to coincide with its opening.
Last week, we visited a conference on exhibition design hosted by the Museums Association, which saw talks from designers such as Pippa Nissen and curators including Victoria Broackes from the Victoria and Albert Museum. We round up the most important points to take away from the conference.
The Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum’s director Tristram Hunt has launched the DesignLab Nation scheme, which aims to pique the interest of more students from the midlands and north of England in design.
This month, you can delve into a retrospective book on the work of Noma Bar, visit the Dundee Design Festival and take a trip to the V&A to learn about Pink Floyd.
The film will tell the story of her Jewish, Czech family escaping Nazi rule in World War Two, and will be shown at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Helsinki City Museum has opened its latest exhibition looking at sexuality, gender and sex in the Finnish capital. Helsexinki documents the experiences of locals based on interviews carried out by the museum with people from gender or sexual minority groups and those working in the sex industry. Their stories deal with themes including sex education […]
The work of 20th and 21st century editorial and print illustrator Paul Leith is set to go on show in a new exhibition at Carlisle’s Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Cumbria. Leith worked as an illustrator in London for 30 years from the 1960s to 1990s, creating work for brands and publications including […]
A series of air-purifying artworks emblazoned with a poem by Simon Armitage are set to be auctioned off to raise money for a lung disease charity. Armitage’s poem In Praise of Air was transformed into an art installation at the University of Sheffield in 2014. It was printed on material that cleansed the air around […]
Pentagram partners Paula Scher and Abbott Miller have designed a public art installation inspired by Margaret Atwood’s classic science fiction novel The Handmaid’s Tale. The installation aims to celebrate the new TV series adaptation of the book, which is being shown on video subscription service Hulu. The book sees women living a regime where they […]
Craig Black Design has created a mural that formed part of political art exhibition Pissed Modernism, which took place at Edinburgh’s Patriothall Gallery throughout April. The Triumph ≠ Trump mural was the centerpiece of the show, and aimed to draw attention to how the election of a new US President should be a time of celebration, but […]
London-based Lever Gallery is set to host the first exhibition dedicated to the work of British illustrator Brian Sanders. Co-founder of the Association of Illustrators, Sanders’ solo exhibition will focus on much of his work from the 1960s including for magazines such as The Sunday Times and Nova Magazine. It also includes Sanders’ illustration work […]
Alexander Boxill has designed a book and accompanying exhibition titled Social Housing: Definitions and Design Exemplars. Both the exhibition and book look at 24 case studies from six European countries that take a novel approach to social housing practices, including UK-based architectural group Assemble. A yellow, white and black colour palette and bold typography are […]
Ceramic designer Matthew Raw is set to unveil his first solo show during London Craft Week. Clad will feature eight tile artworks by Raw, inspired by how the movement of people changes built environments over time. The tiles are designed to represent the “urban grids” which shape our cities, says Raw. Clad will travel on […]
Automotive customisation company Garage Italia Customs has designed a special edition of BMW’s i3 and i8 car models. The brightly patterned car liveries pay homage to the Memphis Design Group, an Italian design collective from the 1980s which designed Pop Art-inspired home furnishings. Garage Italia Customs’ designs for BMW were unveiled at Milan Design Week […]
The Association of Illustrators has worked with the London Transport Museum to display a colourful array of graphic interpretations of cities. The exhibition is the result of the Prize for Illustration 2017 competition, and showcases prints that “visually capture sounds” heard in UK cities, from “quiet and relaxing” to “loud and frenetic”, says the Association […]
Three-day design conference Offf took place in Barcelona this month, with the likes of Moving Brands, Lance Wyman and Anthony Burrill imparting their wisdom. We round up our favourite talks and what we learnt.
Milan Design Week, Offf Barcelona 2017 and problems for Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge – the important design news from the last seven days.
Architectural practice David Kohn Architects is designing the building exterior and interiors, which will house 270,000 photographs, camera equipment and archive materials.
We visited Somerset House’s new exhibition Game Changers: Another Way to Play and spoke to design studio Matheson Marcault about the inspiration behind it.
Speaking at Offf in Barcelona, the logo extraordinaire talked through his lifetime of work and demonstrated how a childhood love for drawing and time spent grafting in a factory got him to where he is today.
We headed to Milan Design Week for the Lexus Design Awards, an annual initiative that gives young designers a platform to develop their concepts into prototypes.
The important design news from the last seven days, including our report on ageism in the design industry and a tender to redesign the UK passport following Brexit.
The £24 million revamp has been completed by architect BDP and consultancy Event, and hopes to open up “the British Army’s story” to people of all ages by allowing them to ride simulated tanks, load rifles and understand war tactics.