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Inside the Design Library, a vast archive of patterns and textiles

Where do you look for inspiration? If you’re in the fashion or home interiors industries, it might be at the Design Library, a vast archive of patterns and textiles dating from the 1750s to the present that is held across two venues, in New York’s Hudson Valley and central London. A new book by Phaidon takes readers inside its many treasures, while we have a rummage through the shelves


32 Years, No Justice – Orgreave and the power of graphic protest

Craig Oldham’s work for the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign has helped communicate its ongoing demands for an inquiry into one of the darkest days of the 1984-85 miners’ strike. With the home secretary ruling out an investigation last week, we talk to the designer about where the protest – and the visual language behind it – goes next


How to turn your art into a business: six tips from Lazy Oaf founder Gemma Shiel

London-based fashion brand Lazy Oaf makes colourful clothes and accessories adorned with playful graphic prints. It was founded by Gemma Shiel in 2001, after she graduated with a degree in textile design from Nottingham Trent University. Fifteen years on, it has a permanent store off Carnaby Street, has created capsule collections with Disney, Garfield and Looney Tunes as well as […]