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.
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.
Our latest pick of great album art includes an animated record sleeve for Jaga Jazzist, acid bright folk art for Nozinja, a beautiful deluxe box set for Of Monsters and Men and some psychedelic designs for Tame Impala. First up, though, is Andrew Archer’s illustrated cover art for Everything Everything’s Get to Heaven.
As the British Library makes the entire archive of women’s magazine Spare Rib available online, we republish co-founder Marsha Rowe’s article on how the original design of the publication came about – from its tissue paper logo to the ground-breaking image used on the first issue’s front cover
Fashion ads are filled with cool older women at the moment, from Joan Didion for Céline and Joni Mitchell for Saint Laurent, to Helen Mirren for L’Oreal and Charlotte Rampling for Nars. Does this mean that brands are finally waking up to the style – and the buying power – of the older generations?
RightsInfo is a new website which aims to provide a concise and engaging online guide to human rights. Inspired by news sites such as Buzzfeed and the BBC, it uses infographics and custom illustrations to summarise key human rights developments and cases in a bitesize, shareable format…
He’s not an artist, and he definitely doesn’t want to talk about type. Though rightly celebrated as a leading auteur of the documentary, Adam Curtis says that he is, at heart, a hack, with some big stories to tell. Following the iPlayer release of his longest film to date, Bitter Lake, Rick Poynor meets the filmmaker at his base at the BBC
Our latest pick of new designs includes a book on identity design for start-ups from Gestalten, graphics for PJ Harvey’s Recording in Progress experience at Somerset House and branding inspired by the golden ratio for financial services technology company Davidsohn.
A year ago Leila Johnston launched Hack Circus, an independent creative collective about ‘fantasy technology and everyday magic’ that publishes a quarterly print magazine and stages a reality-bending live show mixing art, science and philosophy. Hack Circus is about experiencing things in the real world but, as she explains here, this has proved to be a surprisingly controversial stance