Paper brands are usually associated with the distribution of culture, rather than the promotion of it, yet by curating the Howard Smith Paper Lecture Series, design studio Browns is quietly overturning this view. Held twice a year at BAFTA, another of Browns’ clients, the lectures are slowly gaining a reputation for thought-provoking and interesting speakers […]
Inspiration, innovation and key developments from the art world
Centre Georges Pompidou Jean Widmer, Visuel Design Association On paper, the idea of making a logo for an institution that is essentially a rendering of the building seems a little dull and old-fashioned. Jean Widmer’s classic from 1977 tears this thinking up, creating something which is much more than a simple pictogram. It still feels […]
The idea of the museum as a dusty old repository of long-forgotten and obscure objects is an outdated concept that itself belongs in a glass case. Many institutions have brought both innovation and technology to the design of their collections, while in recent years opening them up to millions via the internet, further encouraging discovery […]
When you leave art school or you are an accomplished freelance illustrator, graphic artist, fine art photographer or aspiring contemporary artist, the commercial world can be both exciting and a daunting prospect to break into. Building your profile or brand can be a full time job and most artists just want to create the art […]
It may be a bit early to start thinking about Christmas but Oxfam have announced a series of cards for 2016 featuring work by six artists
The grand prize for the Bridgeman Studio Award 2016 – a £1,000 book cover commission for HarperCollins – goes to Bucharest-based illustrator Aitch
Islands and Bridges is a set of six stamps featuring Dean’s album covers for the likes of Yes and Uriah Heep plus original work in his trademark style
Cut That Out is a new book by DR.ME which brings together work by 50 artists and designers working in collage. We talk to the design duo about what makes the medium so appealing
He was many things – a typographer, a designer, a picture editor, a writer, a collector. But, says Domenic Lippa, to me David King was one of the first designers to open my eyes to the power of graphic design
Co-working spaces offer both flexibility and the sense of community that freelancers or those starting out often miss from larger offices. We visited three co-working spaces in Manchester to examine the various models on offer and how their owners seeks to make those who work there feel like they are part of something bigger
The Belmond Copacabana Palace hotel in Rio has installed a series of works by the Icelandic artist, including a light projection that plays out on the building’s facade each evening and reflects the share of the medals presented at the Olympics that day.
The world is extremely educated today about brands and how they function in our day-to-day lives. We have all taken these practices into building our own personal brands across social media, blogs and websites that allow us to express who we are and define our skills and talents.
Known for his socially-engaged public art, artist Martin Firrell’s latest work focuses on ‘identity equality’ and will be viewable on digital billboards in the UK until the end of August.
Danila Tkachenko’s haunting documentary series is featured in Dead Space and Ruins, the second instalment of the Calvert 22 Foundation’s Power and Architecture exhibitions series