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New Work: The Book of The Dog

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“Nothing but love has made the dog lose his wild freedom to become the servant of man,” D.H. Laurence.

Society is obsessed with dogs, we love them in our homes, on YouTube and in art. The Book of The Dog by Angus Hyland and Kendra Wilson is a book for the doggy inclined, showcasing canine art and illustrations from around the world. The book features all kinds of canines from mastiffs to retrievers to pugs, by all kinds of artists from Goya to Freud to Hockney.

Film: Daniel Weil and the Art of Design


Time Machines is a new film in which Daniel Weil explains his design process

“Designing in a sensorial and rational experience. Above all it is the process of connecting ideas through meaning,” Daniel Weil.

In 2014 the Design Museum hosted Time Machines: Daniel Weil and the art of design, an exhibition chronicling Daniel Weil’s work both past and present. Running from 14 May – 25 August, the exhibition was a cross-section of 30 years of Weil’s processes and projects, showing his influences, inspirations and ethos.

SAM Labs: Democratising The Internet of Things


Marina Willer and team’s identity for SAM Labs

SAM Labs is an innovative start-up that first came to public attention through a startlingly successful Kickstarter. Founded by Joachim Horn, SAM is the world’s most user-friendly kit for the Internet of Things – a way of connecting objects without the need for human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. SAM does this through a group of electronic puzzle pieces that connect to an intuitive digital interface, creating a Lego-like building set for the Internet of Things.

SAM introduces a playful new entry point to the world of coding, helping anyone create products, apps and experiences in seconds. It empowers creatives, students and designers alike to invent – building vacuuming robots, personalised doorbells, responsive shoes, smart pillows, shirts with cooling fans and much more.

At the heart of SAM’s mission is a desire to humanise technology. To communicate this at all levels, from product to collateral to language, SAM enlisted the help of Daniel Weil and Marina Willer to develop a product strategy as well as a visual identity and tone of voice.

It’s All Our Blood: Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 Years on


Video showing the making of It’s All Our Blood

On 6 August 1945 twin atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing between 300,000 and 900,000 people. It is an act that continues to haunt our collective history and spark global debate. Harry Pearce was recently asked to submit a work exploring the enduring affects of the the attack for the University of Maryland Art Gallery’s ‘Questioning the Bomb’ exhibition. To make the resulting poster - It’s All Our Blood - Harry used his own blood to show how much the events of that day still weigh on all our shoulders.