Regular readers will remember the 2010 Annual cover which Craig Ward created for us from pollen cells grown in an immunology lab. This month, we’re featuring another of his attempts to create typography in a petri dish. In Subvisual Subway Ward has ben growing the letters of each New York City Subway line out of bacteria he has collected from the trains that run on them.
The HS2 high-speed rail line could offer enormous opportunities for designers. A shortly-to-be appointed independent design panel will help guide and critique the work created for the project. Its chair, Sadie Morgan, sets out the role for design in HS2.
Can virtual reality replace the real experiences found in travel? Stinkdigital’s Mark Pytlik gives his view
The cars we drive (and those that will one day drive us) are on the brink of unprecedented change. But does the future belong to the traditional manufacturers or to the disruptors of Silicon Valley? Jonathan Bell explores the future of the car
Car photography is a world – and culture – of its own. Paul Harpin, who designed the first TopGear magazine and was creative director at Haymarket for many years, compares some of his early encounters with Porkers, Bimmers and a young Jeremy Clarkson with the
techniques used today by the best in the business
Beyond the obvious souvenirs, Transport for London’s licensing department has a history of supporting unusual, eclectic design projects and brand collaborations. Eliza Williams interviews TfL’s brand development manager Saskia Boersma
At the first sign of delay or disruption, disgruntled commuters turn to Twitter to vent their fury. Mark Sinclair spends a day with GWR’s social team to see how they cope with complaints, questions and some very strange requests while we also look at the thinking behind the company’s new identity, which was unveiled last month
As we experience the world through an ever-increasing sea of images, how are current trends in travel photography evolving? Antonia Wilson consults four experts
Monocle and Winkreative founder Tyler Brûlé shares his thoughts with Rachael Steven on the world of travel, from what makes a good airline, to the problem with the UK’s railway stations and why it might be time to revive the road trip
In an exclusive extract from a new book by Unit Editions we examine the significance of Lance Wyman’s Mexico City Metro wayfaring project
Adept use of social media, timeliness, talent and hard work are all behind Johanna Basford’s record-breaking book sales. In Crit this month we take a look at the secrets of her success
And, as its Berliner format turns ten, the Guardian creative team look back at a decade of change with Eliza Williams
Plus, our regular columnist Daniel Benneworth-Gray on designing his own typeface and the joy of getting your hands dirty
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