The Whitworth Gallery

In Pictures: RIBA Stirling Prize 2015 Nominees


The nominations are in! We take a look at the shortlisted structures vying for the top spot as Britain’s best new building… Competing for the most prestigious accolade in architecture, this year’s Royal...

John Wai for LIV-BCN Fest 2015 (detail)

The Big Interview: John Wai


Ahead of the LIV-BCN exhibition, opening tonight, Liverpool-based exhibiting designer John Wai gives us the lowdown on taking inspiration from different cultures, and loving each stage of the project at hand… Designer John...

Mariadiamantes for LIV-BCN Fest 2015 (detail)

The Big Interview: Mariadiamantes


Ahead of the LIV-BCN exhibition, opening tonight, Barcelona-based exhibiting designer Mariadiamantes gives the lowdown on working in the two cities, starting her own brand, and how colour plays a big part in direct...

G. F. Smith factory in Hull: this paper wall was created by members of staff and represents all 50 shades of Colorplan

G. F. Smith Papers: 130 Years Of Excellence


As their new selecta, The Collection, is admired at design studios across the land, we take a peek behind the scenes at the G. F. Smith factory in Hull: a monument to quality,...

Digital Catapult Centre, London Technology Week

There Is A UK Innovation Revolution — But Not At London Tech Week


At London Technology Week, serial digital entrepreneur Laura Brown makes an entertaining yet compelling argument for us to look beyond the corporate gloss and consider the real drive behind the 21st century’s fastest growing economy…...

Inprint Print Fair Liverpool

Artists Of The Month: Emily Briselden-Waters & Holly Gleave (Inprint)


“Ignore any doubts and get on with it”: our new Artists of the Month and print fair pioneers share pearls of wisdom on doing what they love in parallel to making a living… Emily Briselden-Waters...

Eastern Exchanges at Manchester Art Gallery: Lin Cheung, Willow (2008-9)

An Exhibition Of Illusion And Obsession: Eastern Exchanges


Linda Pittwood finds a myriad of cultural obsessions from a huge geographical area at Manchester Art Gallery’s latest craft and design show… On the horizontal axis: East and West. On the vertical: an...

Artwork created for No Homers Club: Artist Of The Month: Spudgun

Artist Of The Month: Spudgun


Ahoy hoy! Our latest Artist Of The Month unveils his Simpsons-inspired artwork for No Homers Club, his successful Secret 7″ submission and demystifies the reason behind his alter-ego. What’s not to like? What comes to...

Pompidou -- Malik Thomas

Artist of the Month: Malik Thomas


The devil is in the detail: our new Artist of the Month is as skilled at intricate architectural drawing as he is at sensitively rendered portraits. Laura Robertson catches up with the young designer at...