London’s Covent Garden plays host to an installation by French artist Charles Pétillon featuring 100,000 white balloons as part of London Design Festival
Next month, the Lettering Arts Trust will host a new exhibition showcasing work by 15 female letter carvers. One of those artists is Anna Louise Parker, who recently worked on Richard III’s coffin. Here, she explains how she got into the craft and the joys (and challenges) of letter engraving…
Mixing mid-century modern design with a healthy dose of punk rock energy, artist Tim Biskup has gone back to his roots for his latest series of works – creating a collection of bold, cartoon-like paintings. They feature in his latest exhibition, Space Madness, opening in Hong Kong this month
We speak to Glasgow School of Art communication design graduate Kat Loudon, whose multi-disciplinary work inlcudes posters, placards and embroidered jackets inspired by William Morris, sculptural signage for Glasgow Green and a magazine made using fire and water damaged books from Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Library.
After touring this year’s degree shows, we’ve selected visual communications graduates from across the UK who we feel have produced outstanding creative portfolios. Here, we speak to photographer Alan Knox, who has just graduated with a first class degree in communication design from Glasgow School of Art and been selected as one of Daniel Blau Gallery’s 5 Under 30.
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.
Artist John Walter creates exuberant, ‘maximalist’ art installations packed full of imagery, ideas and live performances, usually centred around a bar. His latest show, Alien Sex Club, which opens at Ambika P3 gallery in London next week, tackles a serious subject – HIV and sexual health testing – but with a smile.
There is a treat for design fans coming up at the end of this month at the ICA in London, as the gallery hosts an exhibition celebrating the 1960s Austrian architectural magazine Bau: Magazine for Architecture and Urban Planning.