Penguin Random House UK is collaborating with the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft to bring lovers of book cover design 20 years of Penguin Essentials; a showcase of 100 iconic covers from the Penguin Essentials collection which spans the last 20 years.The Penguin Essentials series was launched in 1998 as a collection of modern classics with thought-provoking, striking and unconventional cover design. The launch was led by Art Director, John Hamilton...

David Bowie was many things. The aficionado of otherworldly entertainment who passed way on this day in 2016 influenced many. The industry, the minds, the visions, the sounds and of course the design. Bowie’s passion for everything visual was prominent from early on. After all Bowie studied at Bromley College of Art in the early '60s, specialising in layout and typesetting and even though type was a love of his, music was his love and a lover. “I was motivated and encouraged...

“Some products are inextricably infused with nostalgia. Letraset is one of them” writes Kathryn Westcott for BBC. “Sheets of film that would be rubbed with the end of a pencil to give way to beautifully formed letters - as long as you had a steady hand and the patience of a saint” she adds on the revolutionary Letraset which changed typography in 1961 with graphic designers, architects and numerous amateur publishers of zines “embracing it with gusto”...

The sixth edition of the Integrated conference, subtitled ‘Between Creativity and Criminality: The Art and Design of the Civil Domain’, focused on the ambiguous space between market and state” says the Antwerp-based design studio on their visual identity which breaks barriers.“In this civil domain, innovative design ideas, both physical and virtual, are often incubated in a grey zone between legality and illegality. Upon brief, we were confronted with these interesting paradoxes: does...

One of the first UK studios to embrace the Apple Macintosh and multi-media, Why Not Associates are celebrating thirty years of creativity in Sheffield's prestigious Post Hall gallery.This is the most comprehensive exhibition of WNA’s work to date, charting their development from recent graduates of the Royal College of Art in 1987, to figureheads of UK design in 2017.The show perfectly demonstrates their restless creativity...

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