“It simply doesn’t live up to this esoteric promise.” In Character – Reviewed


Ashley McGovern reviews In Character, an exhibition exploring architecture’s communicative powers… How did Studio MUTT arrive at their name? The first part is standard, they are a RIBA Chartered Practice after all, though...

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“I guess I’m just a bit of a geek. I just love listening to music.”
Interview: Dorothy


Combining a love of music and graphic design, we spoke to Dorothy’s Jim Quail about his creative process, wordplay and “falling down holes of research”… Coming together in 2010 after stints in the...


“It’s a luxury and a privilege…” Introducing: Rare Mags, Stockport


Magazine fan Jacob Charles Wilson heads home to Stockport to check out a beautiful new shop for the printed word… It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Greater Manchester has a vibrant culture...

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The Geopolitics Of The Humble Christmas Pud & Other Highlights From Design & Empire [Working Title]


We take a look at four artists converging this weekend for an ambitious Liverpool Biennial-led programme: people whose ideas jab and nudge at the power structures and politics left over from the former...

Ceramica: Nojan wireframe.

“The design object should also be a piece of art”: Architecture Meets Ceramics At RIBA North


Liam Peacock speaks to two of the designers testing the limits of pottery, porcelain and glass in RIBA North’s new exhibition Cerámica – and discovers how their cutting-edge production techniques could bring about a more sustainable future… RIBA North,...

C. H. R. Bailey, south perspective view. A New Cathedral, 1960, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 2017. All images courtesy

“Anxiety as captured in concrete”: A New Cathedral, 1960 – Reviewed


Ed Montana-Williams finds that the competition to design a new cathedral for Liverpool in 1960 received architectural ideas not of veneration, but of commemoration; referencing Cold War anxiety, rocket-like structures and concrete bunkers…...

Sarah Corbett signing copies of her new book on Unbound: ‘How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest’. Courtesy Corbett

You’re Invited! How To Be A Craftivist Liverpool Book Launch 10 Oct


Feeling powerless? Interested in alternative forms of activism? Join us on the 10 October 2017 to discuss how Sarah Corbett of the Craftivist Collective is championing the art of gentle protest… If we want...

Intern Magazine 2017

“Being published in print is still a big deal”: Alec Dudson, Intern Magazine


Alice Gray discusses a heap of contemporary issues — consumer trends, the value of young people’s skills, and ethical issues in publishing — with Intern Magazine Editor-in-Chief Alec Dudson… “We believe that young...


Peek Inside The Royal Standard’s New Gallery & Studios @ Northern Lights


Called Northern Lights, and housing  a number of creative businesses including The Royal Standard Gallery and Studios, the development is the latest studio complex to grace the Baltic Triangle area in Liverpool… Officially opening later...