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Vince Frost: Design Your Life! Apply Design Principles to your Life.

Book reviews, Events, Talks Mina 3 min read
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Vince Frost, who was named the youngest Associate Director at Pentagram before establishing his own studio Frost* Design in 1994, was recently in London doing a series of talks about his new book project: Design Your Life which he has written and designed. The premise of the book is that you can improve your own life like he has just by applying design thinking and the problem…

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Ladybird by Design

Books, Events, Exhibitions Mina 3 min read
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The House of Illustration is quickly becoming one of my favourite galleries in London, they have an amazing programme of talks and there always seems to be something interesting happening there. I recently went to visit ‘Ladybird by Design’, a touring exhibition from De La Warr Pavilion, co-curated by Lawrence Zeegen and Jane Won with graphic design by Fraser Muggeridge Sudio. For over 100 years, Ladybird books…

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MADE London

Events, Exhibitions Mina 3 min read
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With October comes MADE London, the Design and Craft Fair that has become one of the best platforms for contemporary designer / makers in Europe. From  ceramicists, silversmiths, wood workers and mosaic artists to textile designers, furniture makers, glass blowers and many more are all showcased throughout the fair. MADE London takes place at One Marylebone, a stunning Sir John Soane Church in central London. This year I am very excited…

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London Art Book Fair 2015

Events, Exhibitions Mina 3 min read
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I have always looked at September with excitement not because it marks the end of the summer but because everything begins with it. And the first big event of the month is, of course, the London Art Book Fair (I blogged about the 2011 edition here). As expected, the Whitechapel Gallery was absolutely packed. People happily browsing and chatting to the makers and publishers manning the…

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Books will make us free! celebrating public domain for The Poundshop on the BBC

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I have been lucky to have been involved with The Poundshop since my student days so when Sara Melin and George Wu, funders of The Poundshop, contacted me to be part of their latest shop linked to their BBC appearance, I couldn’t have been happier. The Poundshop is a pop up shopping project based on the idea of selling quality designer products at affordable prices….

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Supernew Supergraphics

Book reviews, Books, Events, Reviews, Talks Mina 2 min read
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I attended Unit Editions studio event last week, celebrating the launch of Supernew Supergraphics, a collection of the best architectural, environmental and interior graphic design. A follow-up to their well known Supergraphics the first book on the subject that I’m lucky enough to own and treasure (it’s long since sold out and not going to re-print so I recommend you go buy Supernew Supergraphics now that you still can). At the…

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So, what is Book Art?

Book Arts, Events, Talks Mina 1 min read
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Next time someone asks me ‘what is Book Art’ I’ll refer them to this diagram by Clive Phillpot. I went to see him talk at the Whitechapel Gallery as part of a discussion with Antony Hudek of Occasional Papers about his upcoming book ‘Booktrek: Selected Essays on Artists’ Books since 1972′. He gave the audience very interesting (controversial?) definitions of all this apple, lemon and…