Aldridge, who has died aged 73, created outrageous, psychedelic illustrations, books and album covers for the likes of The Beatles, The Who, Elton John and Penguin’s science fiction titles. We look back at his illustrious life.
The latest exhibition design news, views, inspiration and opinion.
Last week, we wrote about a new Pink Floyd exhibition set to open at the V&A in May. We ask designers which musicians, alive or deceased, they’d love to see immortalised in a museum.
An on-the-ground look at protest poster art, and redesigns for Butcombe Brewery and Frieze contemporary art magazine – the important design news from the last seven days.
The consultancy has been commissioned to work on separate exhibition spaces focusing on the historical interpretation of Lincoln, St Albans and the Cathedral Church of St Marie in Sheffield, which have all received Heritage Lottery funding.
We speak to Daniel Herrmann, curator at the new Eduardo Paolozzi exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, about what visitors can expect to see at the show.
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and Nick Mason have been brought together with the designers who helped define the visual language of the band ahead of a V&A show, which is set to be on the same scale as the museum’s David Bowie exhibition.
Designed by Matheson Marcault, Game Changers: Another Way to Play will run alongside a weekend-long games and play festival at Somerset House.
From a new Netflix series on design to a drop in students taking design at university – the important design news from the last seven days.
Last week, Morag Myerscough transformed the interiors of Sheffield Children Hospital’s new wing with colourful designs to alleviate patients’ anxiety. Now, we ask designers about the work that most helps their state of mind.
This month, you can hear a talk by SEA founder Bryan Edmondson and binge watch a new Netflix docu-series featuring graphic designer Paula Scher.
Sir John Soane’s Museum has worked with ScanLAB projects to realise the experience, which allows an online audience to explore key pieces online.
London Transport Museum’s exhibition Poster Parade: Re-imagining historical posters explores the pervasive influence of London’s transport design.
Diébédo Francis Kéré has been commissioned to design the 2017 Serpentine Pavilion. Kéré, who leads the Berlin-based practice Kéré Architecture, is the seventeenth architect to accept the Serpentine Galleries’ invitation to design a temporary pavilion in its grounds in London. His installation for this project, which takes inspiration from the tree that served as a […]
Plans to build a sculpture in memorial to David Bowie have been announced. The memorial will be in central Brixton, where Bowie was born and next to the existing Bowie mural which has become a focal point for tributes since the artists’ death in 2016. At 9 metres tall, the three-dimensional metal sculpture will feature […]
Building V&A Dundee from V&A Dundee on Vimeo. The team behind the yet-to-open Victoria and Albert (V&A) Dundee has released a film detailing its architecture and the cultural place it will hold in the city. The film includes interviews with people involved in the project such as architect Kengo Kuma and Dundee City Council executive […]
Touch Creative has designed an “interactive wall” displaying projects by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The installation highlights 20 innovations carried out by the university from the past few decades, bringing them to life by projecting different animations onto the wall. The installation was created by Touch Creative for MIT’s recent alumni fundraising event […]
Bompas & Parr has created a series of meat bouquets for Valentine’s Day, featuring a selection of hung grouse, pheasant and quail dressed alongside botanicals. Each meat bouquet comes with an alcoholic love potion, which includes a distilled spirit and a “mysterious aphrodisiac”, says Bompas & Parr. The meat bouquet is inspired by Victorian chef […]
Moorehead & Moorehead has completed the exhibition design for By the People: Designing a Better America at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. The exhibition looks to challenge social and economic equality in the US by displaying design solutions for communities to make them more inclusive and sustainable. The exhibition also features […]
Jason Bruges Studio has collaborated with JAC Studios to design an immersive installation at Nationalpark Vadehavet in Denmark. The installation comprises 562 display screens suspended from the ceiling in a sequence designed to represent the migration of 12 million birds in the surrounding landscape.
KUFstudios X Fay McCaul – Curved Twist from Zetteler Films on Vimeo. Royal College of Art (RCA) graduates Kia Utzon-Frank and Fay McCaul have designed an installation for Collect Open, an international art fair held at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Curved Twist comprises a colour-changing screen with adjustable slats, which can be opened or […]
Artist Gordon Young has designed a public art installation at a new development called London Dock in Wapping. Designed by architects Patel Taylor, London Dock will comprise 1,800 new homes and commercial space. Trading Words is a floor-based typographic installation made from granite. It will be unveiled on 22 February and there will be an […]
Tokyo-based digital art group TeamLab has designed a new exhibition at art gallery Pace London called Transcending Boundaries. Featuring three rooms of immersive installations, the exhibition looks to transcend the boundaries of individual digital artworks, while also blurring the lines between art and the exhibition space. Exhibits on display include a virtual waterfall which extends […]
A flat-packed refugee shelter designed by a team including the Ikea Foundation and UNHCR was crowned as the overall winner, while Jonathan Barnbrook scooped the graphics prize for his work on David Bowie’s Blackstar album artwork.
We’re putting together some in-depth research on the state of play of the design industry, to see what it looks like, how much designers get paid (and how happy they are about it), as well as what perks designers are being offered.
A Monotype research group raising awareness of type readability, and a new Netflix series celebrating design – the news from the last seven days.
The National Centre for Craft & Design’s new exhibition – curated in partnership with the University of Lincoln – examines different aspects of 3D printing, including the role of the designer and its wider social and ethical implications.
The programme will see four “new and emerging” designers take up a spot within the Design Museum’s new studio.
Last week, we wrote about Birkbeck, University of London’s new graphics, which – like so many university rebrand projects – has received mixed reviews, with some criticism. Now, designers tell us about the most challenging projects they’ve worked on.
The Design Week Awards is back with a bunch of new awards alongside old favourites to recognise the growing breadth and integration of the industry. It’s time to get entering.
Hunt has changed career paths, resigning from his role as a Labour Party MP to become the London Victoria and Albert museum’s new director.