As the Tate Modern prepares a wide-ranging retrospective of Andy Warhol, Joe Lloyd explores the Pop pioneer’s influence on design culture.

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Get a bitesize overview of the week’s headlines and events with Icon’s roundup.

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A new book explores how protest movements increasingly turn to branding techniques to get their message out – and, more importantly – get people to take to the streets

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In the latest edition of Icon Minds, Camille Walala talks candidly about her career as a designer

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The list showcases technological innovation, clever use of materials, inclusive and accessible design and wry looks at modern culture

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The graphic designers tell us what Japanese animation has to do with sunburn

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 16:13

D&AD Festival 2018

The Old Truman Brewery, London

24 April - 26 April 2018

Published in Diary
Thursday, 22 February 2018 15:20

Aldi: TwoPoints.Net shakes up creative branding

Aldi gets new branding from graphic design studio TwoPoints.Net, based in Hamburg.

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Propaganda Posters were a vital way of instilling the values of the new order after the Civil War in China, but they quickly diverged from the socialist realist template

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Intended to shed light on a story, these turds of lurid colour now curse all of our newspapers, says Tim Abrahams

Published in Crimes Against Design
Monday, 16 January 2017 10:05

Smoking Guns: Illustrating the Sixties

An exhibition in London reveals the colourful, seductive artwork that emerged just before photography replaced drawings in magazines

Published in GALLERY

The youthful creators of psychedelic graphics transformed visual communication in the late 1960s. Rejecting the cold precision of modernism, they set off a riotous explosion of ‘hot’ colours and organic forms. You could call it a revolution ...

Published in Features
Monday, 03 October 2016 08:13

Icon 161: Architects vs housing – out now

In our latest issue, Edwin Heathcote asks whether even the best architects have become too ineffective to solve the UK’s housing crisis. We also recall how 1960s counterculture sparked a graphic design revolution

Published in Comment
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:00

Here 2016

Satire, human rights and the Wu-Tang Clan were just some of the subjects touched upon at the Here 2016 conference last week

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A series of artworks that shed light on the Soviet Union’s relationship with Africa until the 1980s is on display at an exhibition in London. Artist Yevgeniy Fiks, who put together the collection, told us more

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As Islamic State releases another issue of its radical publication, counter-terrorism analyst Artur Beifuss takes an expert look at how the group has designed the magazine to shape its image and reach its target audience

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The problem with living outside the law is the inherent lack of security. If crime can contribute to a nation’s GDP, isn’t it time that society gave a bit back, asks Hort?

Published in Rethink
Friday, 15 January 2016 00:00

Brands give us something to believe in

Perhaps we should be happy to live in the age of branding? After all, it is the brands that are in thrall to us, not the other way round

Published in Comment
Thursday, 10 December 2015 00:00

Patternalia by Jude Stewart

From William Morris’s floral wallpaper to the polka dot bikini, this book explores the historical, cultural and political associations of the patterns that pervade our everyday lives, says Anja Wohlstrom

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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

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