David Bowie Is the subject of this V&A book

Graphic design studio Barnbrook has designed the David Bowie Is book which accompanies the V&A’s exhibition of the same name, set to open later this month. We spoke to Barnbrook’s Jon Abbott about the project…

Underground art

The history of the tube is also the history of the poster: a new London Transport Museum exhibition selects 150 key pieces from the archives

The ever-changing face of Bowie

David Bowie is a man of many faces, a fact borne out by the selection of 45 7-inch single sleeves soon to be exhibited at The Vinyl Factory in London’s Chelsea…

Jean Jullien says, Allo?

Jean Jullien is a French artist and illustrator who lives and works in London. His first solo exhibition opens at the Kemistry Gallery in February and deals, appropriately enough, with the subject of communication

Brody makes his mark

As dean of the School of Communication at the Royal College of Art, Neville Brody says he is fulfilling a long-held ambition to work in education. Already he has redesigned the School’s building and the RCA identity, but that’s just the start of his ambitions

175 years of the RCA

In 1837, the world’s first publicly funded design school opened in Somerset House on the Strand in London. Later, the Government School of Design was to change its name to the somewhat more grandiose Royal College of Art, change its location, and, just for good measure, change the world. A major new exhibition shows how


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?

What the papers say

Printed circuitry, conductive inks and the development of bespoke hardware are turning print into an interactive medium. Pete Thomas explains the potential of Paper Electronics and Printed Apps

A true pioneer

The sudden death of Andy Cameron last month prompted a wave of tributes to a hugely influential figure

Degree Shows 2012 RCA photography

There is a lot of strong photographic work on show at the Royal College of Art’s Battersea site this year, including Lola Bunting’s beautiful series of giclée prints on felt. It really is worth going to see before July 1