Recent Articles

Farewell Fiorucci - inventor of skinny jeans
We look back at the work of Elio, the Italian fashion designer and original denim magnate, who has died aged 80
Published: Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Why DIY dates back to the Bauhaus movement
The author of our Do It Yourself Book talks us through the undercurrents of a 'new' designer DIY revolution
Published: Friday, 17 July 2015
Mario Bellini on Warhol, Playboy and the crazy 70s
The designer recalls a 1972 US road trip, contradicts Le Corbusier, and explains why he thinks the past matters
Published: Thursday, 16 July 2015
Introducing Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things
Deyan Sudjic's exquisite biography of the Italian design legend shows there was much more to him than Memphis
Published: Tuesday, 14 July 2015
The playfully productive world of Mario Bellini
New book captures the childlike imagination of a designer responsible for inspiring the ubiquitous people carrier
Published: Thursday, 9 July 2015
Make your own Ai Weiwei original for just $15!
Or stretch out on a Konstantin Grcic sound system for $40 - you can make these and more in our new book DIY
Published: Monday, 6 July 2015
Festival design that lets the music do the branding
Swiss designer Alexandre Pietra's treatment for this summer's For Noise festival puts the headliners centre stage
Published: Wednesday, 1 July 2015
First look inside the new Design Museum
John Pawson's minimalist masterpiece is taking shape inside London's former Commonwealth Institute
Published: Tuesday, 30 June 2015
News of our Grace Coddington book has leaked!
It's true! We're publishing the BIGGEST book in fashion - think of it as Phaidon's September issue
Published: Friday, 26 June 2015
McDonald’s targets cyclists with mobile packaging
Restaurant giant hops on the bike boom with a nifty way of transporting burger and fries - without risk of flipping
Published: Tuesday, 23 June 2015
The typeface that comes with its own spy film
Fontsmith has enlivened the launch of its new 'enigmatic type' FS Silas by giving it its own mini-movie
Published: Friday, 19 June 2015
MoMA buys the Rainbow Flag
We explain the strong message behind a simple piece of cloth that's now become a National treasure
Published: Thursday, 18 June 2015
Pentagram gives Shakespeare a makeover
The agency has reworked its Shakespeare in the Park designs into something rich and strange for the 2015 season
Published: Wednesday, 17 June 2015

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