Design Stories

Happy birthday Helvetica!

Javier Mariscal, Pep Carrió and friends mark the typeface's 60th with some specially commissioned posters Happy birthday Helvetica!

How Barber Osgerby made an anti-office office chair

There are no levers sticking out of the Pacific chair - a minimalist approach prompting Norman Foster to order some How Barber Osgerby made an anti-office office chair

Pentagram designs graphics for Trumpian take on Shakespeare

Paula Scher produces series of Shakespeare in the Park posters befitting a distinctly 2017 take on Julius Caesar Pentagram designs graphics for Trumpian take on Shakespeare

Looking back at the Pride Flag

This LGBT Pride Month we remember Gilbert Baker, the creator of one of California’s most potent protest symbols
Looking back at the Pride Flag

Who's the boss of mid-century design?

A new exhibition looks at the relationship between mid-20th century designers and their corporate overlords Who's the boss of mid-century design?

Grace Coddington’s part in Edward Enninful’s rise

Here’s how Grace Coddington encouraged the new British Vogue editor's progression to the top Grace Coddington’s part in Edward Enninful’s rise

How Apple’s 1984 rewrote George Orwell

As the Design Museum’s new California exhibition opens we look back at one seminal Apple Macintosh ad How Apple’s 1984 rewrote George Orwell

The tank that inspired Cartier

A new Design Museum exhibition looks at the influence of heavy industry on one of the world’s finest jewellers The tank that inspired Cartier

Grace Coddington styles Elle Fanning for Vogue cover

Vogue’s creative director at large teams up with Annie Leibovitz for the June issue - two Phaidon authors! Grace Coddington styles Elle Fanning for Vogue cover

A pen fit for Peter Marino

The architect and art lover collaborates with Caran d’Ache to produce a new range of writing implements A pen fit for Peter Marino

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