Travel & transport

Creative ideas and individuals influencing the way we travel

Creating a new brand for Wales

Wales has seen a significant increase in overseas visitors since the launch of a new marketing campaign and national branding by Cardiff and Amsterdam agency Smörgåsbord. Creative director Dylan Griffith talks us through the challenges and steps involved in creating a brand identity for the country

Micro Machines: new website catalogues Galoob’s tiny toy cars

Designer Tim Smith began collecting Micro Machines as a small boy in the 1980s. The miniature toys – made by Galoob and based on real-life vehicles – were famously used by Macauley Culkin to deter burglars in Home Alone. They were once the biggest selling toy cars in the US – more popular than both […]

Beauty, drama and pathos at Autophoto Paris

As someone who views the car primarily as the link between supermarket checkout and fridge, I wasn’t expecting to be bowled over by Autophoto – Cars & Photography from 1900 to Now at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. But this exhibition of 500 works by 90 photographers did just that. It takes creative genius to […]

5054: the car magazine changes gear

5054 is a new car magazine, or more accurately, a new magazine about automotive culture. Its uncoated stock, liberal use of illustration instead of the standard high-gloss car photography that dominates most titles in the sector signal that this is an attempt to apply the aesthetics of the independent magazine culture to a sector that in the past has been dominated by gloss and testosterone