Thursday, 17 March 2016 00:00

The Gulf: Five designers to know

As Design Days takes place this week in Dubai, we bring you five individuals and practices carving out a niche in the Gulf's emerging design scene

Published in News
Thursday, 07 January 2016 00:00

10 design manifestos for 2016

From Ilse Crawford to Isay Weinfeld, ten leading industry figures tell us their most important creative principles – how design and architecture should feel, what it should do, and for whom and when

Published in Comment
Thursday, 03 December 2015 00:00

Five things you can do with Icon

Our next issue is available from Saturday, but there's no need to get rid of your old copies of Icon. Illustrator Yann Le Bec has imagined some alternative uses for our back issues, so you never need to let go

Published in GALLERY
Thursday, 26 November 2015 00:00

Five typefaces you need to know

For our 150th issue, available until next week, experts from some of our favourite graphic design studios and magazines told us about the fonts that have stood out for them in recent years

Published in Comment

From plywood to crowdfunding, they're being hailed as the next big thing – but how long will that fuzzy feeling last?

Published in Comment
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 00:00

Atelier Albania – or how to redesign a country

An unlikely government agency, involving a Belgian design studio and a Rotterdam research institute, is hoping to restore order to Tirana after decades of architectural anarchy

Published in GALLERY
Friday, 06 November 2015 00:00

20 design words you should never use

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 ...

Published in Comment
Thursday, 05 November 2015 00:00

Amsterdam North

Serious money is moving into the city’s old shipyards, now one of Europe’s most vibrant creative quarters. For ICON 150, Enya Moore went to find out whether the area's rapid transformations means the designers will eventually be moving out. These photos, by Raoul Kramer, accompany the article

Published in GALLERY
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 00:00

ICON 150: New mission, new attitude!

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...

Published in Comment
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 00:00

Snøhetta: Designing the cover for Icon 150

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

Published in Comment