It’s tempting to think of prisons like the ones you remember from old movies, such as the merry lunch halls of The Blues Brothers, the solitary confinement cells of The Shawshank Redemption and the rather jovial, free-range atmosphere of The Great Escape. Fact of the matter is though, times have changed and prisons have totally evolved.
After Jeremy Bentham’s successful design of the panopticon (a large tower in the centre of a prison that enables guards to watch every prison door at once) prisons have become almost cathedral-like in their appearance. This is, perhaps, the reason behind David’s fascination with them, as if you look at his older work you will notice that large, high-ceilinged spaces are kind of his speciality. Definitely don’t miss his collection of opera houses, palaces, and theatres as well.
- Steph Wilson, DR. ME, Women Who and Benedict Redgrove at Nicer Tuesdays August
- Artist Emily Mae Smith’s pop motifs and witty compositions
- Meet the prop-maker building imaginary boyfriends
- Graphic designer Biba Košmerl takes on organised disorder and what it means to be a true modernist
- Bjenny Montero, an underground hero of melancholic comics
- Animator Hoji Tsuchiya's patchwork video for Japanese singer Uri Nakayama
- Sagmeister & Walsh rebrands fashion label Milly to reflect its "edgy" new personality
- Dominic Wilcox designs art exhibition for dogs (plus exclusive artist sketches)
- Jaemin Lee’s gloriously retro exhibition identities and poster designs
- James Jean’s phantasmagorical world of technicolour fever dreams
- The Refugee Nation Olympic flag was inspired by a lifejacket
- Things: the inspiring post that got us through the long hot summer nights of August