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‘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

Getting to the point with Martin Creed

Hole & Corner: An unedited conversation with the Turner Prize-winning artist… A faithful, verbatim reproduction of the artist's telephone conversation with editor Mark Hooper – with every ‘um’, ‘ah’, stutter and repetition included. Proof that commitment to absolute truth is nonsensical, that freedom is overrated… or something else entirely? You decide: happy reading! Hi, Hi? … Continue reading Getting to the point with Martin Creed

‘Me and the general public have always had quite a dodgy relationship’ – Judy Blame, the ‘stylist’s stylist’, on punk’s baroque period…

032c: Jeweller, and stylist before “stylist” became a job title, Judy Blame was interviewed in 032c Issue #6: When Attitude Becomes Form, published in Winter 2003/4. Born in 1960, he was at the center of the British underground since the days of safety pins and Malcolm McLaren stalking the streets. He collaborated with interlocutors spanning … Continue reading ‘Me and the general public have always had quite a dodgy relationship’ – Judy Blame, the ‘stylist’s stylist’, on punk’s baroque period…

Marcel Schreur, the man who came back from the edge of dementia…

The Times: You can’t recover from the illness, so how was Marcel Schreur able to overcome his nightmarish experience of its symptoms? Marcel Schreur is, by his own admission, a ‘medical phenomenon’. Uniquely, the 55-year-old Dutch-born, London-based artist is in recovery from a condition that presented as vascular dementia, a usually irreversible condition, which he … Continue reading Marcel Schreur, the man who came back from the edge of dementia…

‘We wanted to hack your television!’ – how yoof TV changed the world

The Guardian: It covered the rise of MDMA, staged gay weddings and introduced us to Magenta Devine. The team behind Network 7 relive the mania… When the sad news of Magenta Devine’s death came earlier this year, the tributes focused on two things: the striking image she always presented to camera (never seen without her … Continue reading ‘We wanted to hack your television!’ – how yoof TV changed the world