Tag Archive: design

Temporary housing: how cities plan for mass migration

In 2013, typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines killing over 6,000 people. The country witnesses about 20 typhoons a year, with efforts focused on temporarily housing and evacuating those left in the aftermath.… Continue reading

Graphic Africa

Contemporary African art is coming into its own and burgeoning right now. As a result there are a few exhibitions happening in London showcasing the most inventive artists from the continent. Many are… Continue reading

Selfridges’ Words Words Words Extravaganza

The very lovely people at It’s Nice That and The Idler Academy have collaborated with Selfridges for its Words Words Words event celebrating the power of the written word. From the 12th of… Continue reading

AACDD: Titi Abiola

Juxtaposing Japanese and African influences, British textile designer Titi Abiola’s works use bold eclectic colours with astonishing detail. Often a product of wild experimentation her works are heavily influenced by old crafts and… Continue reading

London Design Festival: Nick Fraser

Over the last five years climate change has definitely been on the collective agenda of designers. And with recycled products a hot commodity, every design studio wants to show just how debonair they… Continue reading

London Design Festival: Uncle Oswald is My Hero

It’s actually the third time exhibiting at 100% Design for Korean design duo Jinsop Lee, and Justin Kim, the guys behind the coolly named Uncle Oswald is My Hero. But the seamless beauty… Continue reading

The London Design Festival

It is that time again – the biggest event in London’s creative calendar. Hundreds of events are expected to take place across the capital over a packed nine days, with the V&A being… Continue reading

Peter Saville on Helvetica and Typography

Recognised for his record cover designs for Joy Division and New Order, Peter Saville talks about the evolution of typography and the appeal of Helvetica… Do you believe there is a historical consciousness… Continue reading

Yoruba mythology gets graphic

Lagos based graphic designer Ola Olowu has created a stunning piece of work based on old Nigerian mythology. The recently released graphic novel Man, Myth and Legend – Shàngó, is a visual feast.… Continue reading

Vinyl Factory opens pop-up store

Concept stores seem to be all the rage now. And in these economic times with capricious customers obsessively fingering their hard-earned pennies dubiously, it’s always good to make it temporary. So in steps… Continue reading

Mark Blamire, Helvetica and Trainspotting

So Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting celebrated its 15th anniversary last month. The film’s posters were designed by Rob O’Connor and Mark Blamire originally of Stylorouge. Mark Blamire explains some of the decisions behind the… Continue reading