In the thick of 1980s political dissent, Creative Salvage welded art, furniture, hip-hop and junk metal to change the course of design. Spearheaded by the likes of Tom Dixon and Ron Arad and inspired by a broad mash-up of influences, the anarchic design of Creative Salvage has now become (almost) establishment.
About time then for a retrospective look courtesy of Gareth Williams and Nick Wright. Independently published and beautifully designed by Edward Vince, Cut & Shut: The History of Creative Salvage, charts the fascinating development of the movement in the late 1970s and early 1980s and features interviews with many of today’s leading British designers. Given that so much of the furniture was, by nature of it being made from salvaged debris, one-off, the collection in Cut & Shut of so many unseen images makes it a must-see for design aficionados.
- The frustration of crazy golf embodied by student animation collective Megacomputeur
- Enormous 20ft Barbies and bluebottles in real-life locations, by photographer Michael John Hunter
- French animator Jon Boutin's quick-witted shorts will have you creasing
- The MIT Technology Review design team share their love of printed matter
- Gemma Mahoney, a graphic design student producing professional work
- By designers, for designers: Monotype’s font subscription service
- BBC’s new typeface BBC Reith is designed to improve legibility on screen
- Life through the lens of enchanting photographer Vicki King
- The New York Times Magazine’s new cover is actually a painting
- Illustrator Ram Han’s Alice in Wonderland dreamscape
- Ikea uses ASMR technology in 25-minute, tingle inducing advert
- Designs of the Year 2017 shortlist includes Wolfgang Tillmans’ Remain campaign, the Refugee flag and Me & EU