30 May 2019
The second Birmingham Design Festival is packed with workshops, speakers, and most events are free. Luke Tonge explains who, what and why
Dan Alcorn and I initiated Birmingham Design Festival out of both frustration and amazement, writes Luke Tonge.
20 March 2017
Toujours la même histoire, Make it Now!, Jochen Gerner, Sleeping Beauties and Peter Green
Here are a few books that caught our attention in recent weeks.
11 April 2016
A Smile in the Mind, London A to Z, Jean Tinguely, Bad Bonn Song Book and Eating With The Eyes
Here are a few books that caught our attention in recent weeks … all reviewed in no more than 140 characters.
5 September 2014
Be very afraid … a Deptford primary school houses a design summer camp for grown-ups with a difference
Back to school came early for the 50+ workshop attendees who ventured to a disused primary school in Deptford, South London, in August for the first-ever Registration Summer School, writes Anna Kealey.
29 October 2013
From Anthony Burrill and Apfel – a book of posters you can pull out and put on your wall
If you have ever wanted to stick one of Anthony Burrill’s prints on your wall, a new book offers many of his ‘greatest hits’ in one volume, printed on heavy paper and perforated for easy removal, writes Meredith Thomas.
13 September 2013
The LDF gets bigger each year, but graphic design, despite the presence of Circular, Anthony Burrill and others, still plays a minor role
Missing things is an unavoidable part of the London Design Festival (LDF) experience, no matter where your allegiance lies, writes Peter Maxwell.
7 November 2012
The current vogue for letterpress is more than mere retro-nostalgia, writes Catherine Dixon in the run-up to Friday’s St Bride conference.
Letterpress is everywhere, writes Catherine Dixon (co-organiser of ‘Letterpress: Something to Say’).
24 October 2012
De Bondt, Boom, Burrill, Butterick, Garland, Kubel, Scher and many more make Typo London 2012 a highly ‘Social’ affair. No question about it.
Typo London commenced with graphic designer Sara De Bondt’s fittingly understated introduction, writes Sarah Snaith.
22 July 2012
Typecache, marginal Brazil, mags with letters, Malick Sidibé’s studio
Here are a few more links that caught our attention in recent days.
5 November 2011
A week before a one-day event at the St Bride Foundation in London, a survey of recent activities which explore the enduring relevance of letterpress.
Letterpress is everywhere. First, it was a boutique fashion of designer-types. Now it’s in John Lewis, writes Catherine Dixon.
10 March 2011
A pre-Chaumont RCA show juxtaposes cross-Channel poster art
Posters shout, jostle, and cajole. They blister every surface from bedroom wall to tube-train, from the streets of Manchester to Marseille, writes Natalie Ferris. The exhibition, ‘British Posters / Affiche Françaises’, held briefly at the Royal College of Art from earlier this month, provided a witty moment of reflection.
25 October 2010
Anthony Burrill designs a poster that’s screenprinted with oil from the BP spill
Anthony Burrill has made a new series of limited-edition posters, printed in BP oil from the ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
26 February 2010
Anthony Burrill’s graphics for Jenny Packham at London Fashion Week
‘It was all my favourite things in one place,’ says Anthony Burrill, delighted by his latest venture into the world of high fashion.
16 September 2009
Anthony Burrill’s Timeless screenprints for Experimenta in Lisbon
I was invited to take part in Timeless, writes Anthony Burrill, the British Council's exhibition, and part of the Experimenta Festival in Lisbon, which opened last Wednesday and continues until 8 November 2009.