The second edition of creative festival Design Manchester begins next week, with a ten day programme of talks, exhibitions and workshops taking place across the city. Here’s a look at some of this year’s highlights…
Every 20 years, Preston stages a unique celebration of crafts and trades – the Preston Guild. This year’s event will include an exhibition marking the work of former students of the leading art and design school based in the city
The winners of the 16th annual Webby Awards have been announced, honouring the most exciting developments in digital over the past year. There are a vast number of gongs awarded at Webby, but here’s our selection of the ones most relevant to our readership.
We speak to the creatives behind Gen Z icon Lil Miquela and the first virtual influencer to age over time, Sylvia, about the process of bringing them to life – and why the virtual influencer industry needs a rethink
From its surprisingly radical roots to its role post-pandemic, Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler – assistant professor of design history at Purdue University – talks CR through the legacy of the open plan office
As Slowthai reveals his introspective side with new album Tyron, we speak to frequent collaborators Crowns & Owls about the album art’s attempt to crack the glossy veneer of fame, and why the Northampton-born rapper is still the voice of a generation
While art shown indoors may have temporarily lost its audience to the pandemic, street art is on the rise. Here, Hazel Davis reflects on how the medium is growing ever more part of the art establishment, yet can still be used as a force for change