Last week, we wrote about a new book on the design processes of Lance Wyman, which is soon to be published by Unit Editions. Now, we ask designers – whose rough sketches would you love to delve into?
The latest exhibition design news, views, inspiration and opinion.
Design Junction moves to King’s Cross and overhauls format to build show around more divisible spaces and a new emphasis on interaction.
The Victoria and Albert museum is host to exhibitions, talks, installations and design-led products for this year’s LDF – we sum up the things to catch.
London Design Festival hits the capital this weekend, and alongside its series of fairs and exhibitions, sits a programme of talks, seminars, masterclasses and panel discussions. From exploring the intertwined world of graphic design and music to a look at dyslexia and creative thinking, we’ve rounded up the talks you have to see.
LDF is set to return and over the next few days we’re taking a look at some of the key events to look forward to in a series of previews. Next on the agenda is the newly rebranded London Design Fair.
As the capital gears up for this year’s LDF, designers tell us about the talks, exhibits and installations they can’t wait to see.
LDF is set to return and over the next few days we’re taking a look at some of the key events to look forward to in a series of previews. Next on the agenda is exhibitions.
The inaugural London Design Biennale takes place at Somerset House this month – we round up the must-see exhibits.
From Deliveroo’s controversial new logo to the launch of the first ever London Design Biennale, we round up the important design news from the last seven days.
Martin Roth, director of the Victoria and Albert museum, has announced he will be leaving his role this year after reportedly expressing dismay at the UK’s Brexit vote in June.
Somerset House’s new exhibition on the work of Icelandic musician Björk explores the combined power of technology and music in creating emotional audience experiences.
Jonathan Barnbrook’s graphics for David Bowie’s Blackstar album and the recent Channel 4 rebrand are among this year’s 70 nominees.
London hotel Hilton Bankside has commissioned a living art installation made of various types of foliage. Florist All for Love has created the typographic installation, which spells out Bankside using ferns, ivy and English herbs. Ruth Davis, founder at All for Love, says: “The concept is to create a modern yet living structure that reflects […]
A giant paper sculpture has been erected in Times Square, New York. Tahiti Pehrson has created the installation, which required 91 metres of paper to make. The installation is made up of several giant cut-out patterns, which make use of light and shadows to enhance the shapes. The paper sculptures aim to reflect personal moments […]
The Science Museum’s Mathematics Gallery that will open in December has been captured in a new animation the shows the patterns of airflow around the Handley Page aircraft, which hangs at the centre of the gallery. The layout of showcases, and development of the pod-structures around the airplane have also been informed by the airflow of […]
Artist Conrad Shawcross has created a new architectural installation in London, in collaboration with architectural practice CF Møller Architects. The Optic Cloak is 49 metres high by 20 metres wide, and is made of aluminium cladding with perforated, triangular panels. The Panels fold across the surface of the tower, which forms geometric patterns, to create […]
Foil is one of many installations on show at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum this month, part of this year’s London Design Festival (LDF). In association with Braun, the huge, rotating sculpture of metal panels aims to replicate the blades of an electric shaver, and creates an immersive experience around the gallery as it […]
Lateral Office and CS Design, in collaboration with EGP Group, has created an installation which will illuminate London’s Leicester Square Gardens in October. Impulse is made up of 15 interactive, acoustic, light-up seesaws which illuminate and produce sound when in motion. The installation is part of a wider programme Pause and Play, which will see […]
Marina Willer has curated an exhibition celebrating the beauty of London street covers, set to launch at Protein Studios in London this month. Overlooked, which is part of London Design Festival, follows the Pentagram Paper booklet of the same name and will unveil a new set of street cover rubbings from across London. The exhibition […]
Saudi Design Week will return for its third year next month, featuring more than 100 exhibitors, installations and talks encompassing the theme of “illumination through design”. Highlights include an exhibition looking at how to design for social welfare, featuring an all-in-one coat, tent and sleeping bag developed by students at the Royal College of Art […]
Bompas & Parr has created a “supernatural” voice installation for Hilton London Bankside, called Voice of God. The designers worked with acoustic scientists using voices that have been transposed to infrasound, giving visitors the impression of a divine experience. The voices pose questions about consciousness, perceptions of the physical world and the supernatural. The installation […]
Poster designs, props and stage design notes are among the items of Tommy Cooper ephemera recently acquired by the V&A. The collection is the largest of its kind, comprising more than 116 boxes of archive material and 24 props and posters. Among the items is Cooper’s “gag file” – a large, alphabetically ordered paper storage […]
UNESCO City of Design Dundee is looking for a digital design solution to prevent and ease homelessness, and will award the winning entry £6,000 and a three month placement.
This coming month you can catch a new installation by Wolfgang Buttress at Wirksworth Festival, or explore this year’s London Design Festival, including talks hosted by the Design Week team.
The permanent Medicine Galleries will cost £24 million and are being designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects to host objects from The Welcome Collection at the Science Museum.
There is a particular focus on archival graphics in Giles’s We Live in the Office exhibition, which looks to unlock the RIBA’s archive and bring it to new audiences.
Following the success of The Cornershop two years ago, the felt artist has launched a crowdfunding campaign to launch a similar concept in New York.
This year, cult Japanese Nintendo game Dragon Quest celebrates its 30th anniversary, and British studio Stufish was tasked with designing the set for a live stage show based on the game. We speak to lead designer Ray Winkler about how to create a fantasy world within a real life environment.
Product designer Lindsey Lang and illustrator Kate Farley are among those who will showcase their work in the Barbican’s new retail space.
The London museum and archive will be opening a Harry Potter exhibition in October 2017, but is yet to put out a call for entries for designers.