Peter Saville

Further thoughts on a flag for the ‘former’ United Kingdom

Last September, Scotland decided to remain part of the United Kingdom, but with the SNP’s significant presence in Westminster, Scottish independence is still firmly on the political agenda. Quentin Newark follows up his previous post on what the UK flag might look like should Scotland eventually become a separate nation and, in light of what other nations have done, looks at some more design ideas

The Secret Life of the Pencil

In our digital world, the humble pencil still holds a certain allure, as demonstrated in a new photographic series by Alex Hammond and Mike Tinney. The duo has shot close-up images of the pencils used by a variety of artists, writers, and designers (including Sir Paul Smith, above left, and Stephen Fry, right), with the individual quirks of the tools revealing much about the personalities of their owners…

Beyond the record sleeve

Despite the doom and gloom about the death of the record sleeve, Simon Moore says there’s never been a more creatively exciting time for a designer to work in music

Peter Saville helps open up museum’s industrial heritage

Walker Simpson Architects worked with designer Peter Saville to create a new set of gates for the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. The result aims to strip back the look of the site to its industrial past, and incorporates a distinctive diagonal band into the design

An image of San Francisco

Design association AIGA’s San Francisco arm has curated an exhibition of 100 posters by local and international creatives based on their interpretations of the city.

Static art

Glasgow creative agency reflexblue has produced a striking new website, almanac, artwork and promotional merchandise for Glasvegas’s latest album, Later…When the TV Turns to Static.

Past present

So-called ‘austerity’ graphic design was a trend in this year’s CR Annual. Nostalgia has long played a part in graphic design, but is it becoming more prevalent? asks

What would the designer say?

Suffering from designer’s block? Well, The Designer Says might be the answer – it’s a small book packed full of musings from some of the industry’s finest

MMXX

As M/M (Paris), Michaël Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak changed the face of French graphic design. As they celebrate their 20th anniversary, a major new monograph compiles the pair’s distinctive work. Is what they do design? Is it illustration? Or has M/M gone beyond such labels?

25th anniversary edition of Peter Gabriel’s So

A new repackaged 25th anniversary edition of Peter Gabriel’s So album is set for release next week. The package pays due reverence to Peter Saville’s and Brett Wickens’ design of the original 1986 release, widely regarded as a design classic…

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