Peter Saville

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Highlights from five decades of creative excellence at D&AD

Build’s Blood, Sweat and 11 Years exhibition

London-based design studio Build celebrates its 11th birthday this year and is marking the occasion with an exhibition in London. We asked Build founder Michael C Place to tell us more about the show…

A partial history. British Design 1948-2012

Design history never quite knows what to do with graphics, a fact, says Rick Poynor, made all too obvious by the V&A’s Olympic tie-in show, British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age

Record sleeves of the month

We’ve just clapped eyes on some rather nice music packaging projects so thought we’d share them straight away. First up is a festival of transparency in the form of a 7″ single release plus a 12″ LP from London band Good Cop*…

The Disneyfication of Joy Division

Joy Division and Disney aren’t the most obvious combination, but as it turns out, it looks like Mickey might be a fan of the band too. Listed on the Disney online store as a ‘Waves Mickey Mouse tee for Adults’, Disney appear to have referenced the artwork for Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures album, and turned it into a set of mouse ears…

Opinion: the 2012 Olympics artists posters

The 2012 Olympics artists’ posters come from a fine tradition of involving the visual arts in the Games, but they have left designers and illustrators feeling further frustrated and excluded

TYPO London via Bermondsey, Halifax and New York City

At London’s first TYPO conference yesterday, the three afternoon speakers highlighted the benefits of having a good theme in place to anchor the talks. Designers Jonathan Ellery, Tony Brook and Michael Bierut tackled the wide-ranging term “places” in very different ways and it made for an encouraging start to TYPO’s London run

TOTAL sleeve by Peter Saville and ParrisWakefield

Peter Saville and Howard Wakefield of design studio ParrisWakefield have collaborated on the artwork of a new compilation of music by Joy Division and New Order called TOTAL, due for release on June 6 from Rhino…

The Wonder of Wim

The Design Museum’s Wim Crouwel show opened last night and… it’s fantastic. A substantial, ‘proper’ graphic design exhibition given the space and treatment that Crouwel’s extraordinary output deserves

Reissue, repackage, repackage…

I don’t know what’s more horrifying to me – that Primal Scream’s seminal Screamadelica album is 20 years old this year, or that it’s being remastered, repackaged and re-issued by Sony CMG in what looks to be a round biscuit tin of a ‘collectors edition’ that costs £100…