A Design For Life

Observer Design: subverting existing patterns and drawing together new stories with APFEL… From the grille of their east London studio onwards, you get a sense of graphic designers Kirsty Carter and Emma Thomas’ approach. Their agency name is written in letters sketched specifically for the metalwork, and produced according to the proportions of the golden … Continue reading A Design For Life

‘I want people to see from a different angle…’

Observer Design: Graphic designer Mirko Borsche has stamped his style on everything from Nike to the newspapers. Here he explains why print will survive, how ugly lines work and why he's destined to fail… “It’s just about big balls. Very simple. We are working in an industry where the marketing department gives the lead to … Continue reading ‘I want people to see from a different angle…’

Dream team

Wallpaper*: A crack design squad tackle wish-list commissions at Benchmark… Benchmark Legacy Project for LDF As we arrive at Benchmark Furniture’s Berkshire HQ, we interrupt a breakaway meeting, called to discuss the issue of a troublesome hinge – part of an elegant design for a portable lectern drawn up by Raw Edges (aka Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay) forIwona … Continue reading Dream team