Wednesday, 07 July 2010 13:56

Violence Posters

“Violence against our staff will not be tolerated”.

Published in Crimes Against Design
Tuesday, 08 June 2010 20:20

Belgrade Design Week

Last week, some of the world's leading architects and designers gathered in Belgrade for three days of talks. Icon was there.

Published in News
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 12:08


Seven new architecture books come under the microscope, covering topics from Cedric Price and planning to struts and situationists.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 08:47

Insight: Design Hacks

From backstreet hack-labs to the Royal Society of Arts, design hacking is slowly making its way into the mainstream. But what does it offer?

Published in News
Monday, 29 March 2010 09:30

Ces Las Vegas

Once again, the future is here - at the annual gathering of the global electronics industry.

Published in Review
Monday, 29 March 2010 08:04


Sugru is a new silicone adhesive that has been developed to let people repair and adapt their stuff.

Published in News
Friday, 26 February 2010 15:42


The V&A’s “digital design sensations” are a fun afternoon and not much else.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 03 February 2010 15:42

Frozen in Time by Wieki Somers

Dutch designer Wieki Somers’ new collection for Galerie Kreo was inspired by a single meteorological event: a fall of freezing rain.

Published in News

A review of the decade that never was, from icon’s fiction issue.

Published in News
Wednesday, 13 January 2010 12:30

Introducing Sugru

Sugru is a simple silicone substance that makes it easy to alter, add to and repair stuff. We spoke to its inventor, RCA graduate Jane ní Dhulchaointigh, who told us about how the material allows people to “hack” design.

Published in News
Monday, 21 December 2009 20:24

The Icon Lexicon

The defining definitions of the decade, compiled and composed by Edwin Heathcote, Sam Jacob, Ian Martin, Justin McGuirk and William Wiles.

Published in News
Monday, 21 December 2009 12:33

Bjarke Ingels

The young architect making global success look easy.

Published in Features
Monday, 21 December 2009 10:55

The Book

It’s now 20 years since the death of the printed book.

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 17 December 2009 15:11

Blogger, the 21st-century Gutenberg.

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 17 December 2009 14:35


Robert Kusmirowski's sinister installation feels more than just historical.

Published in Review
Thursday, 17 December 2009 14:20

A Week At The Airport

Alain de Botton spent a week at Heathrow looking into people’s souls.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 12:13

Augmented Reality

Reality as we know it is finished. Welcome to reality 2.0 – where the internet is ubiquitous, and the world is forested with information.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 10:34

Copenhagen Design Week

Copenhagen spent its first annual design week enjoying a late-summer heatwave.

Published in News
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 09:46

The Barcode

You’re never far from a bar code. These strips of parallel vertical lines of varying width are ubiquitous enough to be near-invisible.

Published in Icon of the Month
Monday, 14 December 2009 17:03

Tatlin's Tower

The Monument to the Third International – better known as Tatlin’s Tower, after its creator, Vladimir Tatlin – is one of the most influential structures never built.

Published in Icon of the Month
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