Next into the breach to give out his My LDF wisdom is Marco Di Rienzo, director of The Lollipop Shoppe, who is kindly supporting our coverage of this year’s festival.
What are you most looking forward to at this year’s festival?
I’m really looking forward to John Pawson’s installation at St Paul’s and the David Chipperfield Architects / Arup composition at the Royal Festival Hall.
What is the event, place or memory that really sums up the LDF for you?
LDF always makes me think of the Old Truman Brewery and Brick Lane for obvious reasons, but also about the one-off exhibitions that pop up from year to year like last year’s Bench10 for example which we were involved in. Quite inspiring.
Any tips for LDF first-timers?
What’s the best way to relax after a long day at the LDF?
What’s your favourite London design icon?
For me it has to be Eduardo Paolozzi’s mosaics at Tottenham Court Road tube station. I love’em!
In three words, how would you describe the state of the UK design industry?
Alive, creative, unique.
- Dressed in Black: the resolute book covers of the Spektrum series
- Dima Shriyeav’s textured poster designs incorporate hand-drawn and digital elements
- Hai-Hsin Huang’s detailed and delicate illustrations present “the lightness of being”
- Laurent Eisler draws playful figures in “precariously balanced compositions”
- Small Gods magazine explores “anomalies of the drone”
- Adam Wells animates Love and Radio’s Dan Deacon interview through obtuse vignettes
- Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge shoots the cast of Game of Thrones for Time Magazine
- The Netherlands’ royal crest changes gender for national women’s football team kit by Nike
- Peek inside erotic magazine Odiseo’s very NSFW tenth issue
- Rick and Morty’s Exquisite Corpse trailer features 22 animators including Simon Landrein and Bendik Kaltenborn
- Design director, Gail Bichler, on The New York Times Magazine typography exhibition
- Mark Shaw captures the glamour of haute couture runways from the 1950s