Liberty at 140

“I was determined not to follow existing fashion but create new ones,” said Arthur Lasenby Liberty of his intentions for the Liberty brand, which turns 140 this year. A new exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London looks back at the many prints, garments and textiles it has produced, as well as the history of its iconic shop.

E.H. Shepard: An Illustrator’s War

A new exhibition at The House of Illustration showcases over 100 wartime illustrations by E.H. Shepard, offering a fascinating insight into his work before Winnie the Pooh and a poignant look at life on the battlefield.

Map: Exploring the World

A new book from Phaidon looks at how we represent our world through maps, charting 5,000 years of cartography. Here, we look in detail at four examples – from an artistic interpretation of a national park and a 19th-century drawing of the moon, to visualisations of two very different natural disasters

Heath Robinson’s advertising celebrated in an exhibition at McCann London

From Honda to Google to OK Go, it would seem that everybody loves a quirky chain reaction machine. The influence for these contraptions is usually attributed to US cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg but another inspiration is British illustrator W Heath Robinson, whose work is currently on show at McCann London.

Interior Designs

Good Housekeeping may not be up there with Nova and Twen in the Pantheon of 1960s magazine design, but, as a recent eBay purchase revealed, it had its moment, says CR art director Paul Pensom