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Egyptian twins bring comic love to Cairo
Since the Arab Spring comic book artists in Egypt have undergone a revolution of their own, say cartoonists Haitham and Mohamed Raafat El-seht.
Dan Wieden (Part 2): “Just Do It”
Want fresh ideas? Hire the misfits, says the co-founder of one of the largest independent agencies in the world.
Focus on: Telling time
Six innovative timepieces that turn clock-watching into an unusual experience.
An encounter between faith and design
Local designer Nawaaz Saldulker is included in "Islamopolitan", a travelling exhibition that is part of Milan 2015.
Larry Harvey: Artists deserve to make money
The founder of Burning Man talks about how the annual arts festival has become an alternative market for art.
Hella Jongerius: I am a design pastor
The Dutch designer outlines six guiding principles for designers to embrace in order to regain a holistic approach to their work.
Satyendra Pahkalé launches two designs in Milan
The Amsterdam-based designer’s new extendable glass table for FIAM and contemporary corseted chair for Poltrona Frau.
Five illustrators contemplate the end of summer
“Summer’s End” is the first exhibition at the Drawing Room, a new gallery in Observatory, Cape Town.
Voting with your waste
A Dutch design collective has come up with a fun way to make festival-goers more conscious of their rubbish.
The FES watch by Fashion Entertainments
The FES Watch, made of electronic paper, is a blank canvas that displays a range of patterns activated by user gestures.
A Dutch artist combines hand-drawn illustrations and documentary storytelling to convey real life in a refugee camp in Iraq.
Février Rugs by Florian Pretet
These wool and silk rugs are handmade in Nepal from patterns drawn by French designer Florian Pretet.
Emily Oberman: All good design has a level of wit
The designer of numerous “Saturday Night Live” identities talks about the role of humour in her work.
Muse light by Axo
Axo’s Muse light blooms with a distinctive colourful luminosity.
The value of milk
A pop-up milk parlour in Amsterdam brings designers and milk farmers together to create a more sustainable dairy industry.
How the Pinda table was born
The evolution of Siyanda Mbele’s Pinda table is the story of his growth as a designer finding a place for traditional African aesthetics in contemporary design.
Album covers strike a chord
Buenos Aires-based graphic designer Max Rompo designs boldly graphic album covers for Argentina’s tango and jazz musicians.
The Workers: Digital designers in the shadows
An exclusive interview with London studio The Workers, the digital wizards behind some of the most innovative interactive experiences in design and art.
Michael Bierut (Part 2): The primitive power of logos
The award-winning graphic designer decodes why the simple shapes of a logo can have such great impact.
An alternative market stall
A studio in New York searches for a way to alleviate the daily struggles of Ghanaian street vendors – and finds it in an unusual place.
Shapes in clay
Ceramicist Chuma Maweni creates contemporary black-and-white striped conical pots at Art In The Forest, a ceramics centre where young artists are mentored.
A store design made for walking
Multidisciplinary studio Lagranja Design crafts a contemporary cobbler look for Spanish shoe retailer Tascón’s two stores in Barcelona.
Michael Bierut (Part 1): How to... write a book about your work
Hot on the heels of launching his new book at Design Indaba Conference, Michael Bierut tells us about the challenges of representing your own work.
A feast for all the senses
Maranda Engelbrecht deconstructs a special meal at Babylonstoren for a fuller, more sensual experience.
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