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