home: event [ Cornflakes to Cola ]
With a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Sainsbury’s, The Design Museum, London has put on a playful display showcasing graphic design from their products in the 60’s & 70’s.
This exhibition explores how these designs influenced customers shopping behaviour, then and now.
A fascinating insight into a commercial business, being the first self service store in the UK. Understandably the focus for customers was on the nice packaging!
home: event. [ Beazley Designs of the Year ]
Now in its ninth year Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition and awards brings a cross-section of contemporary design from six categories: Architectire, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport. The 70 shortlisted nominees are exhibiting at The Design Museum for public viewing.
‘ Beazley Designs of the Year celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year. Someday the other museums will be showing this stuff’
24th November 2016 – 17th February 2017
Tickets cost £10, avaliable from designmuseum.org
home: featured [ Jo Angell ]
In the lovely old-meets-new development at Kings Cross (London), Granary Square was host to this year’s Design Junction. A huge spread of exhibitors showing new season products and interior trends as well as super brands popping up shop selling current products, home accessories, accessories and furniture.
Here we got to meet the lovely Jo Angell and see her brand (of the same name) selling her gorgeous pattern and architectural lead designs in print, on homewares and stationery. Angell, based in North London, from her extensive and successful graphic design background now produces her designs on fabric, art prints and wall paper, as well as translating these designs to tea towels, ceramic mugs and greetings cards.
Her patterns are crisp and fun using great colours, and all pieces would be fantastic in a modern home. Her prints would stand out alone on a wall but work excellently in a gallery cluster and her kitchenwares would brighten up any crisp white kitchen. We love her bold designs taken from images of an favourite London architectural site – the old, no longer used, gas holders, which turn these metalwork giants into a great colourful abstract prints on paper and fabric.
Check out the online store for shopping or to find out where she is exhibiting next or upcoming projects.
1 Kings Cross gas holder print in navy
2 great prints of colour and geometric designs
3 Tea towels
4 Patterned mugs
5 Prints working great in a cluster
6 Wall paper designed for Graham + Brown
home: event [ Pick Me Up ]
Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival returns for it’s seventh year at Somerset House featuring up and coming illustrators, designers as well as more established names in graphic art.
Showcasing a range of disciplines including illustration, animation and 3D instalations the festival is part of Utopia 2016, focusing on the themes of community within graphic design. It’s well worth a visit.
[ 21st April – 2nd May ] Head to Somerset House website for tickets and opening times.