CR is quietly chuffed to announce that two of our projects have been chosen for the Design Museum’s new Designs of the Year exhibition “showcasing the best work in architecture and design in the last 12 months”. The December Monograph (spread shown above) and Peter Saville’s sticker from our February issue will both be in the show.
Over the summer the Design Museum contacted a broad range of practitioners and critics in the the fields of architecture, furniture, graphics, product, transport, fashion and interactive design to nominate “exemplary projects within contemporary design”. These nominations then formed the basis for a shortlist of work that will be exhibited at the Museum from 13 February to 27 April, during which time an award ceremony will also take place, announcing winners in various categories (no details yet as to what those categories are) as well as an overall winner. The exhibition will occupy the entire second floor of the museum showcasing over 100 projects across the disciplines.
Monograph is a monthly publication from Creative Review which was launched in September 2007. Each Monograph is published as a 20-page A5 booklet, tipped on to a page in the magazine and featuring a personal project or collection of creative work. Our December Monograph (above) featured a selection of pieces from Daniel Mason’s archive of design materials and print processes, shot by Will Thom. This archive is used by Mason to demonstrate the possibilities inherent in various materials and processes to clients in his work as a print consultant. The idea behind Monograph is to provide subscribers with an additional, exclusive benefit that only they receive – Monograph is not included in news-stand copies of Creative Review. Other issues have featured posters from the collection of Spin’s Tony Brook, Tim Flach’s Equus project and a beautiful collection of modernist stamps from Iain Follett. The next issue features Tim Simmons’ photographs.
Other work confirmed for the show includes Cartlidge Levene’s new wayfaring system for Selfridges (shown below and to be featured in the February issue of CR), Jeremy Leslie’s magCulture magazine design blog and Sao Paulo’s Clean City laws (covered in CR June 07) under which outdoor advertising was banned from the city. More news on other work included as we get it.