After 20 years performing under his Squarepusher pseudonym, electronic musician Tom Jenkinson is still toying with strange new sounds and audio visual experiments. We spoke to the artist about visuals for his recent gig at the Barbican and new album Damogen Furies, the children’s television shows which influenced his creative output and why he is keen to avoid sticking to any particular genre.
Designer Craig Oldham’s new book, In Loving Memory of Work, is a visual record of the UK miners’ strike that began on March 6 1984 and continued for an entire year. The project also has a physical connection to the pits – the lettering on its wrap-around cover is printed with coal dust. Here, Oldham tells us about the process
The Design Business Association has announced the winners of its annual Effectiveness Awards, recognising design – from branding to packaging and products – that has had a significant impact on a client’s business. This year’s Grand Prix was awarded to Alloy’s BT Home Hub 5, which apparently led to the company receiving over half a million new subscribers…
With the likes of IBM, Barclays and Apple aggressively buying up design and creative talent on the one hand, and pressure from the democratisation of design tools and services on the other, some have predicted the imminent demise of the design consultancy as a viable business. Here, John Rousseau of Seattle-based Artefact argues that it still has a vital role to play
US artist Robert Heinecken rose to prominence in the late 60s, creating photo collages that explored questions of sexuality and consumerism. His work often proved controversial during his lifetime but is being reappraised now in a series of exhibitions, including a show at the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool. We talk to curator Devrim Bayar about Heinecken’s work, and whether it will could still prove objectionable to feminists…
Volkswagen’s press ads of the 1960s and 70s remain a high point of the form, as a new edition of the collected DDB campaigns continues to prove
In the run up to Scotland’s referendum both the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ campaigns have unleashed a groundswell of support that has seen posters, signs and graphics taking over the country in an act of political engagement not seen for some years. With voting finally taking place tomorrow, we look at the significance of the visual imagery that has represented the two campaigns