Britain’s First Female Tattoo Artist

As part of the “Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed” exhibition—which explores not just design but the social history of tattoo and its culture—is the fascinating story of Jessie Knight, Britain’s first female tattoo artist. Born in 1904, Knight was a rebel and a pioneer who was also a sharpshooter dummy and stuntwoman in the circus before turning to ink. Renowned for her artistry, she was …

Artists and Designers React to Brexit

With emotions running high across the Western world in reaction to the UK’s decision to leave the EU, artists and designers have done what they do best: convey feelings through images. With responses ranging from angry to humorous and heartbroken—it seems the overarching belief in the UK creative community was to remain. See more at It’s Nice That.

Aston Martin Revives Bespoke Lagonda Model

The historic nameplate is reintroduced, drawing inspiration from its 1976 predecessor

In 1976 Aston Martin introduced the William Towns-designed Lagonda, a cutting-edge automobile unlike anything the market had seen before. Now, nearly 40 years later, the British brand announces a return to the bespoke program with an entirely new super saloon intended to revive the historic Lagonda nameplate. Following in the footsteps of Aston Martin’s One-77, V12 Zagato and CC100 Speedster Concept projects, the new limited …