As TypoCircle turns 40, with an exhibition and book celebrating its role in type and design, we look back at the evolution of Circular, the organisation’s journal that launched in 1993
Pentagram has just announced that two new partners – brothers in fact – are set to join its London office. Luke Powell (above, on right) and Jody Hudson-Powell, whose studio Hudson-Powell was set up in 2005, will become part of the Pentagram stable in October this year
The Royal Academy of Arts is staging a major Ai Weiwei show in September. With the artist banned from leaving China, designer Harry Pearce decided to go and visit him at his Beijing studio to create an image that would symbolically bring the artist to London. He explains what happened next
Creating an identity for an 800-year-old church that will attract a new audience, without alienating its existing one, is a challenging task. But since launching early this year, Spy Studio’s branding for Oxford’s University Church has had a positive response from both newcomers and loyal visitors. We spoke to associate priest Alan Ramsey, a former designer, and Spy director Ben Duckett about the thinking behind the church’s new look.
The Canal & River Trust has launched a new magazine and blog highlighting the people who work and live on Britain’s waterways. Produced by Studio Pensom and Smoke Creatives, the new titles make great use of illustration, animation and photography…
Artist and musician Nick Cave’s latest book offers a visual document of a 22-city tour of North America, scrawled on the back of airline sick bags. Designed by Pentagram’s Angus Hyland and published by Canongate, it’s a fascinating collection of doodles, lyrics, thoughts and verse…
The Design Museum’s annual Designs of the Year exhibition opens to the public tomorrow – as always, it’s a fascinating show, but a challenging one to put together.
A bench made in honour of the US TV show Mad Men has been unveiled outside the Time & Life Building in New York, the fictional home of the show’s agency, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Designed by Pentagram, it features the unmistakably louche silhouette of ad man, Don Draper
The final day of Dublin’s OFFSET conference featured talks from Why Not Associates’ Andy Altmann, art director Sue Murphy, photographer Matthew Thompson, illustrator Andrew Rae, Pentagram partner Emily Oberman and designer Matt Willey.