The furniture giant’s products are usually clever and design-focused, so why is its name still trapped in an outdated yellow lozenge? It’s time to take a modular approach, says Daniel Freytag
From “artisanal” and “timeless” to, erm, "iconic", these words are the most slippery and overused in the design industry. Of course, we haven’t used any of them in our latest issue ...
On the occasion of our 150th issue, we have totally rethought the content and design of the magazine. The new Icon is all about the objects and architecture of everyday life – whether innovative tech and fashion, or cities pushing up beautiful skylines. Take a look inside...
The Norwegian practice has integrated graphic design and architecture in creating and photographing an installation for the cover of our new-look magazine. Here, the designers talk us through their thinking
It can be hard for clients to visualise the different effects created by fonts and the paper they’re printed on, says Fontarte. Enter Type&Paper: a handy Pantone-esque sampler for text design
The oracle is beginning to look as jaded as a stack of encyclopaedias. It's time to dust it off with improvements to readability and navigation, says Warriors Studio
As part of the British Council’s annual showcase of international architecture, practices from around the world worked with British firms such as Sarah Wigglesworth and Karakusevic Carson for two weeks to develop proposals for dysfunctional parts of east London