The American National Exhibition, Kaiser Geodesic Dome, Moscow, 1959
David Crowley, curator of the V&A museum’s current Cold War Modern show, reveals how design provided the battleground for much of the bitter East-West competition that emerged from the late 1940s onwards.
Faber Finds is a recently launched service offered by publisher Faber and Faber that utilises digital print technology and affordability to make out-of-print books available once more. Basically, a book is only printed when someone orders it – and, thanks to some clever generative programming by Universal Everything collaborator Karsten Schmidt (undertaken through his own studio, postspectacular.com), each cover printed promises to be totally unique. Various decorative elements designed by Marian Bantjes are arranged by the programme into a decorative border around the book’s title and author. The latter appear in a bespoke font, b-hmmnd, designed by Build’s Michael Place…
The latest batch of live action idents for Welsh channel S4C by Proud Creative all feature elements which respond to the voice of the channel’s announcer – thanks to 12 months of research and development, not to mention the code-writing skills of directors Minivegas.