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Neasden Control Centre at the Royal London Hospital

Vital Arts, the arts organisation for Barts Health NHS Trust, recently unveiled its latest commission at the Royal London Hospital – an installation in the dental ward by artist and illustrator Stephen Smith of Neasden Control Centre

5 Instagram Influencers to Watch

They’re the cool kids of social media whose eye for the new (or the recycled) makes them vauable partners for brands. For our fashion issue, Amy Scrimshire picks out 5 Instagram ‘influencers’ to watch while Sarah Penny argues that, to get the most out of such relationships, brands need to go niche

A love letter to the internet of old

If you’re old enough to remember the web in the mid-1990s then Cameron’s World, an online collage of text and images culled from old GeoCities pages, will be a trip down digital memory lane

Designing Latitude

Festival-goers are increasingly expectant for an experience that as visually stimulating as it is culturally enriching, beyond the live music. We talk to Latitude Festival arts curator Tania Harrision and designer Ami Jade Cadillac, about what it takes to create a temporary wonderland in the beautiful Suffolk countryside.

Nick Deakin’s cheerful designs for Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Illustrator and designer Nick Deakin has created a new series of murals for the eye department at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, which aim to brighten up treatment rooms and make clinical assessments less daunting. Deakin’s artworks are the latest in a series commissioned for the hospital by Artfelt, and form part of a wider plan to transform its patient spaces using art and design.

How TBWA London created Airbnb’s floating house

TBWA/London’s floating house for Airbnb, unveiled in London last month, was a brilliant piece of experiential advertising. In this feature from our July issue, creative directors Nick and Steve Tidball explain how it was made, and the challenges of building a fully-equipped residence capable of cruising down the River Thames

The Drowned Man: An interview with immersive theatre masters Punchdrunk

As immersive performance pioneers Punchdrunk release a limited edition book of photographs from their 2013 show The Drowned Man, we speak to artistic director Felix Barrett, and photographer Julian Abrams about creating and capturing the spectacle and the intimacy of their now world-renowned productions.

IYA and Jack Cunningham’s animated identity for Non-Plus

Design studio IYA and animator Jack Cunningham have created a playful identity for London furniture brand Non-Plus, which features some charming animated and illustrated versions of the company’s stools alongside a minimal, grid-based design.

Provocative theatre: an interview with Headlong’s Henny Finch and Jeremy Herrin

With a remit to produce “risk taking and provocative new work”, theatre company Headlong has become known for its bold use of visuals and a desire to tackle some difficult themes. In this feature from our July issue, we speak to artistic director Jeremy Herrin and executive director Henny Finch about the company’s work, from 1984 to Chimerica and The Nether

Glastonbury gets ready

What does it take to transform a Somerset farm into the world’s largest greenfield festival, so sought after that it sells out in 26 minutes? As preparations began for this year’s event, Antonia Wilson visited the Glastonbury Festival site for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour

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