Somerset House in the Strand in London have this week been showing the graphic arts fair, Pick Me Up, for the third year running. This year there was a huge amount of publicity and hype in the design media and so expectations were high. The great thing about Pick Me […]
This lively poster by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, of Jane Avril, 1899, is from the Rosenwald Collection and is part of the (Washington) National Gallery of Art’s digital open access collection. The avialability to the public of this collection is great news as there are not many picture libraries of “real” artworks by […]
This beautiful Victorian book of 1865 shows printers and designers how to create monograms. The word monogram means “one line” and some of Lillie’s monogram designs do indeed seem to be made from one continuous line. The book sets out each letter showing different styles of combining it with other letters, […]
The Design Museum currently has two exhibitions dealing with graphic and product design, with a bit of interior and fashion design thrown in. These are the Terence Conran retrospective and The Designer of the Year. Walking around the Conran, its amazing to notice how much his design inspired what we […]
A lovely day in London with some nice examples spotted between London Bridge Station and the Design Museum at Shad Thames.