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Photo London

Posted by Antonia Wilson, 21 May 2015, 16:00

In the largest ever takeover of Somerset House, the first annual Photo London opens this week, with commissioned shows and galleries and publishers from around the world exhibiting iconic images from the masters and fresh new work by emerging artists.

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Carter Wong puts Howies wardrobes up for auction

Posted by Rachael Steven, 21 May 2015, 14:33

In 2003, Carter Wong teamed up with 13 artists and illustrators to customise a range of abandoned wardrobes for clothing label Howies. The agency is now selling four of those wardrobes on eBay to raise money for homeless charity Café Art...

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CR June: The Age issue

Posted by Creative Review, 21 May 2015, 12:37

Our June issue looks at how the creative industries are engaging with our ageing population – and how working both for and with older people can create a better world for everyone...

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New illustration: Eleanor Taylor, Karrie Fransman, Jessica May Underwood, Daniel Frost & more

Posted by Rachael Steven, 21 May 2015, 12:20

Our latest pick of new illustration includes the winning work from this year's Prize for Illustration, awarded by the AOI and London Transport Museum, a vibrant installation for Southbank Centre's Alchemy festival, floral displays at Harrods and a charming book of untranslatable words from around the world.

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Behind the scenes at Ikea HQ

Posted by Rachael Steven, 20 May 2015, 10:00

Last week, we took a trip to Ikea’s HQ in Älmhult, Sweden for the brand's Democratic Design Day: an annual event offering a behind-the-scenes look at its testing lab, design centre and forthcoming products, from collaborations with British fashion designers to toys designed by children...

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Artists and designers wanted – for the next £20 note

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 19 May 2015, 14:57

The Bank of England today announced that the design of the next £20 note will depict a figure from the visual arts, with the public asked to nominate candidates in accordance with the bank's new character selection process. So, who would you choose?

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h.Club 100 2015 open for nominations

Posted by Creative Review, 18 May 2015, 15:56

The h.Club 100 is The Hospital Club's annual search for the most innovative, influential people working across the UK's creative industries. This year's scheme, in partnership with the Creative Industries Council, is now open for public nominations

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Airbnb launches floating house on the Thames

Posted by Rachael Steven, 18 May 2015, 11:46

Airbnb has launched a floating house on the River Thames to promote its lettings website to homeowners in the capital. The charming building features two bedrooms, a bathroom and grassy garden complete with an apple tree and dog house...

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Design Museum announces Designs of the Year 2015 category winners

Posted by Rachael Steven, 16 May 2015, 10:00

The Design Museum has announced the category winners in its 2015 Designs of the Year awards. The list features some brilliantly inventive projects, but it also raises the question of whether the scheme's current categories are really relevant.

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Consider the Lobster: great posters from Vasilis Marmatakis

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 15 May 2015, 17:37

The Lobster received its premiere at Cannes today, but even before the film was screened social media was abuzz with admiration for the two posters that support the feature. We spoke their creator, Greek designer Vasilis Marmatakis...

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