Sunday, 30 November 2014 02:00

The trophy

Over the past century, prize-giving has grown into a $20 billion global industry. But does victory smell as sweet in a world where even the trophy makers have awards ceremonies?

Published in Icon of the Month

Using the European standard shapes for warnings, Calvert designed the pictorial instructions for road users, referencing what was familiar to her – a cow for livestock crossing, modelled after Patience, her favourite heifer on the family farm; children crossing the road, inspired by her upbringing and including a subtle self-portrait.When Calvert began her career, graphic design didn’t exist as a profession. Six decades later, her work is all around us – from the signs on Britain’s roads to the website for the UK government

Published in Features

Bench B is a modern twist on a classic archetype. Its designer, Konstantin Grcic, spoke to Icon about his inspiration and upcoming shows

Published in Features

New Zealander Jake Evill turned a broken arm into a learning experience, redesigning the orthopaedic cast as a digitally devised “exoskeleton”

Published in Features

Hong Kong-based Rural Urban Framework is working to tackle the unique problems that have emerged in China as a result of its rapid growth and authoritarian social policies – and creating models for the country’s future in the process

Published in Features

Vitamins, Design and Invention Studio likes to bring a touch of wonder to its products. For its latest trick, it has created a collapsible wheel for wheelchairs that can be folded down with the frame

Published in Features

Brasil Arquitetura has continued São Paulo’s proud tradition of brutalist public architecture, creating a massive concrete culture and music complex in a tight inner-city space

Published in Features

A professor of atomic physics, a team of scientists and two industrial designers have come up with a pair of glasses so simple to use that you can adjust the prescription yourself

Published in Features

Amid the showiness of contemporary high-profile architecture, this Ghent-based practice stands out for its thoughtful, sensitive and reticent approach to existing buildings and its original designs

Published in Features
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 13:04

Icon Awards 2013

The second Icon Awards will celebrate the best in architecture and design, with ten categories covering all aspects of the industry. Visit the Awards website to find out more: www.iconmagazineawards.com.

Published in News