Liberty at 140

“I was determined not to follow existing fashion but create new ones,” said Arthur Lasenby Liberty of his intentions for the Liberty brand, which turns 140 this year. A new exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London looks back at the many prints, garments and textiles it has produced, as well as the history of its iconic shop.

Map: Exploring the World

A new book from Phaidon looks at how we represent our world through maps, charting 5,000 years of cartography. Here, we look in detail at four examples – from an artistic interpretation of a national park and a 19th-century drawing of the moon, to visualisations of two very different natural disasters

Heath Robinson’s advertising celebrated in an exhibition at McCann London

From Honda to Google to OK Go, it would seem that everybody loves a quirky chain reaction machine. The influence for these contraptions is usually attributed to US cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg but another inspiration is British illustrator W Heath Robinson, whose work is currently on show at McCann London.

The Kioskafé: a new magazine shop and coffee bar from Monocle

The founders of Monocle have launched a new retail space, Kioskafé, outside London’s Paddington station. Part coffee bar, part newsagent, it aims to kickstart the print retail industry and promote great independent mags as well as more established titles.

Lovers: a new agency from YCN’s Alex Ostrowski

Former YCN Studio director Alex Ostrowski has set up a new creative agency, Lovers. We take a look at some of its recent projects, including visual identities for Blink Art and the Royal Court Theatre, some animated films for NSPCC addressing violence and sexual abuse and a new series of handbooks for The Scouts.

Interior Designs

Good Housekeeping may not be up there with Nova and Twen in the Pantheon of 1960s magazine design, but, as a recent eBay purchase revealed, it had its moment, says CR art director Paul Pensom