There’s always lots of press coverage preceding the annual anonymous RCA Secret postcard sale arranged by The Royal College of Art. This year was no different, but what struck me as I leafed through the artwork last night post-auction is that we rarely spend much time after the event to actually look at the artwork, rather than wonder about who the pieces were created by. So here’s a collection of some of my favourites, from the ‘well-known’ to the ‘not well-known yet’ including Nick Park, Grayson Perry, John Baldessari, Gethyn Wyn Jones, James Joyce and James R Ford.
With over 2,000 to flick through (whether you got your hands on one or not), there really is something to please everybody’s tastes.
- The wacky, zany and eccentric world of illustrator Egle Zvirblyte
- Maziyar Pahlevan’s monochrome portfolio is full of typographic experiments
- The cut glass assemblages of graphic-turned-3D designer Juli Bolaños-Durman
- Photographer Mico Toledo documents the defiant protestors of Standing Rock
- Kevin Umaña’s abstract paintings portray a musical symphony
- The delicately ornate, but very cheeky sculptures of Liv and Dom
- Wolff Olins and zigbee launch the “first open-source brand for the Internet of Things”
- Too Fast To Think: why switching off unlocks creativity
- Graphic Design Festival Paris reveals 19 sport-inspired posters by Hort, Julia, Spassky Fischer and more
- FKA twigs teams up with 17 year old photographer David Uzochukwu for new Nike campaign
- Special Projects on why, sometimes, design is best kept simple
- Brian Finke captures the glitz and glamour of the Ms. Senior America beauty pageant