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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- Scott Newett’s eerily quiet, ethereal portraits of Chinese utopia
- Jade Schulz’s atmospheric and imaginative editorial illustrations
- Emiliano Granado’s new zine puts a fresh spin on Tour de France fandom
- The big cover up: Mathieu Thibault's translations of graffiti
- Artist Howard Fonda captures the vibrancy of summer for Ace & Tate
- Benedict Redgrove’s beautifully hypnotic film about how a tennis ball is created
- Tommy Cash subverts the tropes of rap videos with a fleshy celebration of the human body (NSFW)
- Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia
- Is it ever OK to work for free?
- Pentagram unveils refresh of Mastercard’s brand mark and identity
- Peter Saville and Tate Design Studio create beer can artwork for Switch House pale ale