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Finalists announced for 2018 New East Photo Prize, celebrating photography from Eastern Europe

2018-09-13T12:01:05+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

The finalists have been announced for the 2018 New East Photo Prize, the second edition of the competition, which celebrates contemporary photography from Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia. This year’s shortlist includes 16 photographers and collectives from Latvia, Romania, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Croatia, Slovakia and Azerbaijan, who will be part of [...]

V&A Dundee today reveals its beautiful, light-filled interiors ahead of its official opening

2018-09-12T12:08:57+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Ahead of V&A Dundee's official opening this Saturday, it has today revealed its beautiful, light-filled interiors designed by acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. As Scotland’s first design museum, V&A Dundee tells a global story, investigating the international importance of design alongside presenting Scotland’s outstanding design achievements. V&A Dundee’s construction and fit-out took three and a [...]

Erin Nicholls’ illustrated street scenes and snowy landscapes that show both sides of Japan

2018-09-12T12:08:45+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

"I've always loved traditional Japanese crafts, namely pottery and woodblock printing. The country is also very beautiful and diverse, with strong contrasts between nature and its modern, technological cities," says Erin Nicholls, when asked why she has a clear fascination with Japan. She paints and draws frenzied street scenes of neon-lit Tokyo while capturing the [...]

Design Museum reveals the nominees for the eleventh Beazley Designs of the Year

2018-09-12T12:08:03+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

The world’s first plastic-free shopping aisle, Marvel’s Black Panther costumes designed by Ruth E Carter and an eco-friendly water bottle made by Will and Jaden Smith; the Design Museum in London has today announced the most international list of contenders to date for the eleventh edition of Beazley Designs of the Year. The annual exhibition [...]

The A’ Design Awards: Last call to submit your work to one of the world’s leading competitions

2018-09-12T12:07:55+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

If you want the chance to be recognised as one of the world's leading designers, innovators or brands, then you haven't got long to enter the A' Design Awards. Deadline to submit your work and enter the annual competition is 30 September 2018. Not convinced? Winners get international creative praise, reaching two million people worldwide. [...]

Electrifying photographs that capture the spirit of 1970s soul, R&B and funk

2018-09-12T10:19:37+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Bruce W. Talamon saw it all during the golden age of soul, R&B, and funk. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, the young African American photographer from Los Angeles found himself backstage with an all-access pass to the heart of the music scene. He caught his first big break landing a position as a staff [...]

The Story of Us and Them, a new exhibition of patriotic paintings by Conor Harrington

2018-09-12T10:24:59+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

The Story of Us and Them is a new exhibition of paintings by the Irish-born, London-based artist Conor Harrington. Set against the backdrop of a fictional nation-state, Harrington explores the idea of patriotism, as well as the divisions that arise from it, in his signature style that encompasses abstract, baroque and graffiti-style painting."At a time [...]

Harry Pearce of Pentagram on his rebrand for John Lewis Partnership, the power of collaboration and designing with truth

2018-09-12T10:09:49+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Harry Pearce joined Pentagram’s London office as a partner in 2006 having co-founded and grown Lippa Pearce to become one of the UK’s most respected design agencies over the previous 16 years. Working in both the public and private sectors, local and global charities, and commercial enterprises, his diverse clients include Royal Academy of Arts, [...]