“Fountain of Hygiene” Challenges Creatives to Rethink Hand Sanitizer

London-based studio Bompas & Parr has teamed up with the Design Museum to launch a competition called Fountain of Hygiene for which creatives are to rethink and redesign hand sanitizer packaging. The winning creations will be displayed in a future exhibition (both in real life and online) and then auctioned off, with proceeds donated to The British Red Cross. Design Museum director Tim Marlow says, …

“Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier” at London Design Museum

Retrospective, installation, exhibition—a show that overwhelms with meticulous wonder

Master couturier, the beloved Azzedine Alaïa passed away in November 2017, but was already working on his retrospective at the London Design Museum. Now, the stunning exhibition “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier” is open to the public and showcases some incredible garments, revealing the designer’s immense imagination and ability—with many of the pieces on display resembling sculptures, objets d’art, as well as inimitable apparel. “He was …

Contemporary Protest Art Rises to the Occasion

No matter where you sit on the political spectrum, there’s no doubt that activism has spiked over the past decade and with that, protest art has too. Displaying some of the last 10 years’ best activist designs, London’s Design Museum is currently showing “Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008–18,” exploring the ways in which graphic design and technology have elevated and evolved contemporary protests. …