A little inspiration from our archives – some of our favourite interviews with female architects and designers over the years
Our annual prize for the most exciting talents in architecture and design takes place on 5 December – it's time to get your entries in
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
We’re delighted to announce the winners of the Icon Awards 2013. You can read profiles of the 60 international nominees and interviews with all the winners in this month’s magazine – out now!
This month we’re celebrating the second Icon Awards, our prize for the best international architecture, design, technology and culture of the past year. In this special issue we present interviews with each of the winners, and with Margaret Calvert, our Icon of the Year.