We have selected our three favourite entries to Icon's latest photography competition – Pattern – and one lucky winner of a set of Present & Correct stationery

Published in GALLERY
Thursday, 28 May 2015 01:00

Inside the Dayglo factory

Fluorescent DayGlo paints were invented by two Californian brothers in the quest to perfect their magic show. Having left a mark on everything from psychedelia to health and safety, the colours are still made using the same processes, and in the same street, as they were 70 years ago

Published in Features

With her fantastical wardrobe and exuberant patterns, the east London designer was always going to get noticed. But behind the giant fruits and rainbow eyeliner is a thoughtful artist well able to control the noise, says Riya Patel

Published in Features
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 01:00


For over 60 years, this single company has systematised and shaped designers' notions of colour. So how did that happen?

Published in Icon of the Month

Our art desk has selected its three favourite entries to Icon's photography competition – Workspace – and one lucky winner of a bag of HAY stationary

Published in GALLERY
Thursday, 02 April 2015 01:00

#iconphoto contest – workspace

For the chance to win a bag of Hay stationery and a copy of our latest issue, Studios, use Instagram or Twitter to send us photos of your place of work

Published in Comment
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

SelgasCano: Rainbow warriors

There is nothing superficial about SelgasCano’s use of colour – the Spanish duo’s pop-art playfulness has been integral to projects from east London to northern Kenya. Their plans for this year’s Serpentine pavilion, on the other hand, remain a grey area ...

Published in Features
Friday, 20 March 2015 10:51

#iconphoto contest – the results

Our art desk has selected its three favourite entries to Icon's photography competition – Colour. Here are the winners

Published in GALLERY
Thursday, 05 March 2015 00:00

#iconphoto contest

Using Twitter and Instagram, send us your photos that best capture "colour" – the theme of our latest issue – for the chance to feature on Icon's website and win a copy of the magazine

Published in Comment