Joseph Bazalgette’s subterranean network did more than prevent epidemics and reduce the city stink – it fundamentally altered the relationship between the individual and the modern metropolis, says Barbara Penner
In the first of a series of talks hosted by the Design Museum, in association with Icon, the London-based designer discusses her approach to “playful placemaking” with Owen Pritchard
Battersea Power Station, derelict for more than 30 years, has been called a graveyard of architectural visions. Christopher Turner visits the practices responsible for some of these fantastical, unrealised schemes – by John Outram, Nicholas Grimshaw, Ron Arad and Terry Farrell – and talks to Wilkinson Eyre about its latest ideas
The Londoner’s passport has been updated for the smartphone era, with a bold graphic treatment that conveys the city’s status as a centre for cutting-edge design.
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