My LDF continues its relentless search for what’s hot during this year’s London Design Festival. Next up, graphic design behemoth Angus Hyland, who is a partner at Pentagram which designed the visual identity for this year’s festival.
What are you most looking forward to at this year’s festival?
The variety and scope of events in this year’s festival is astounding. Looking forward to John Pawson’s piece in St Paul’s and Amanda Levete’s installation outside the V&A.
What is the event, place or memory that really sums up the LDF for you?
The V&A is a great home for the festival. As it’s always been my favourite museum in London, the combination of the LDF events alongside the permanent exhibits is a treat.
Any tips for LDF first-timers?
Go to the London Design Festival website and you can then choose your own diary of events, talks and places to see. I like the fact that you can walk around by districts which makes it feel more concentrated.
What’s the best way to relax after a long day at the LDF?
Obviously find the nearest pub.
What’s your favourite London design icon?
I know it’s a cliché but I’d have to say for its functionality (let alone its originality), the London Underground map.
In three words, how would you describe the state of the UK design industry?
A bouncy castle.
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- Illustrator Jill Senft creates fun and whimsy with her cavalcade of pink characters
- White Flag project that is tackling global division and the “growing fear of the stranger”
- Meet the Swiss duo behind graphic design agency Cécile + Roger
- Offshore Studio on their publication re-appropriating the word “migrant”
- Photographer Damien Maloney on working intuitively and playing with reality
- Alex Norris’ hilarious three-panelled webcomics are universally appealing
- Southbank Centre visual identity redesigned by North, to be a “confident masthead” for the institution
- The Buzzfeed redesign: UK art director Tim Lane talks us through his seven-month overhaul
- Fresh Yale grad Franci Virgili applies an academic approach to graphic design
- Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger on how to stand out
- Leipzig graphic design studio Lamm & Kirch on their shared ethos