London-based label, Galvan has launched with it’s AW14 collection at this year’s London Fashion Week. Established by four young women from the worlds of fashion and contemporary art, the label was born from their desire for a new kind of eveningwear – modern, clean, cool. Bravo Charlie Mike Hotel have created Galvan’s brand identity and visual vocabulary including the AW14 lookbook and a new website to coincide with their launch.
We’ve again been working covertly with photographer John Hooper on this years campaign for RCA Secret which has now been de-classified and released.
RCA Secret is an exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized artworks, by internationally acclaimed artists plus up-and coming graduates from the Royal College of Art. It’s your chance to get your hands on original works of art for a tiny price. Last year’s event contained 2700 works by 1034 artists. Yinka Shonibare, Paula Rego, John Baldessari, David Bailey, Christo, Paula Rego, Frank Bowling and Julian Opie all made special works for the exhibtion, as well as architect Zaha Hadid, fashion designers Christopher Bailey, Manolo Blahnik and Paul Smith, and Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park.
Mark will be sitting on the judging panel of the 2014 Design Week Awards alongside other industry figures including Darren Bowles (Moving Brands), Leigh Cain (Museum of London) and Phil Carter (Carter Wong Design).
Christmas is nearly upon us again and that means parties… and parties means invitations. We’ve done a few already and are finishing the others at the moment but first past (and in) the post is the annual shindig for Shine Communications, thrown each year by their CEO, Rachel Bell. Printed expertly as always by Scrub and the gang at Generation Press.
We’ve been meaning to post the images of ‘Visualising Atmospheres’, an exhibition design collaboration with architects studio DA (Pierre D’Avoine and Russian For Fish), maker Simon Elliston and the client team, a research partnership between The Open University and Brunel University headed by Professor Gillian Rose and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
The exhibition has been designed to present the results of academic research into the role of digital architectural visualisations in place-making and urban regeneration initiatives, as cities re-invent themselves on a global stage. The exhibition was held at the Building Centre.
Photography by Peter Landers
The Kid (Green window in Berlin)
C-print, broken glass
Tokamak Asdex Upgrade Interior 1,
Max Planck IPP, Garching, 2010
108 5/8 x 88 5/8 in. (276 x 225 cm)
Edition of 6
Mythic language organ. Object / organ
5 individual pieces, concrete and pigment
12 3/16 x 10 5/8 x 10 5/8 in. (31 x 27 x 27 cm)
Rusty Snap Knife Blade
Powder coating and spray paint on polished stainless steel
39 3/8 x 27 9/16 in. (100 x 70 cm)
A double basement being built in Hampstead 2013
Cotton drill, banner made by Ed Hall,
Neolithic axe heads
Banner: 203 x 228.5 x 4.5 cm
Installed dimensions variable
For London Design Festival this year Transport for London commissioned 10 designers to design Oyster Card wallets celebrating 150 years of the London Underground. 2013 also marks the centennial of its iconic typeface created by British calligrapher and lettering artist, Edward Johnston. We chose to pay homage to ‘New Johnston’, its modern-day variant that is almost as recognisable as the famous tube map itself.
The card holders are available to buy from the official TfL shop.
Other selected designers include Pearson Lloyd, StudioSmall, James Joyce, Kate Moross, Andreas Neophytou, Noma Bar, Kristjana S Williams, Andrew Rae and Mina Lima.