The Flyover – a new green oasis connecting the Museum Quarter to other parts of the city

Grand Designs — Friends Of The Flyover


Can we really build our own city? Laura Brown talks to Kate Stewart from the Flyover project about why this might be the first step towards urban planning that’s healthy, happy and designed by...

Trafford Town Hall, Trafford by 5plus Architects (c)Mark Waugh

RIBA North West Regional Awards — The Winners in Pictures


At a ceremony held in Liverpool last night, six new — and very different — buildings were announced as RIBA North West Regional Award winners… The prize, which aims to award architectural excellence...

The Big Interview: Andrew Ruffler

The Big Interview: Andrew Ruffler


Ahead of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) North West Awards, we quizzed Regional Director Andrew Ruffler on the quality of north-west architecture, what healthy cities should look like and the future of UK design… The...


A Tale of Two Cities: BCNMCR


What do Barcelona and Manchester have in common? Excellent graphic design, discovers Maja Lorkowska… What do Barcelona and Manchester have in common? There is of course, the Manchester Bar somewhere in the maze of...

Luca Frei and Will Holder in action

For the Love of Typography: Luca Frei and Will Holder In Conversation


As they unveil a new typography at Tate Liverpool, artist/designer team Luca Frei and Will Holder discuss drawing tools and school-age penmanship with Mike O’Shaughnessy… Luca Frei and Will Holder may work quite differently, but...

New Eveyman (c) Brian Roberts

Sneak Peek: Inside The New Everyman


Ahead of their re-launch this weekend, we take a sneaky peek behind the doors of the new Everyman… I remember the old Everyman theatre very well. I’ve been an audience member for years;...

David Baddeley, Sein (detail)

Artist of the Month: David Baddeley


We discuss Jimmy Stewart, doodling for fun and getting lucky (!) with emerging graphic illustrator David Baddeley… You may recognise the work of graphic illustrator David Baddeley from Motel, a small grunge/Americana-themed bar on Fleet...

Tom Eckersley, magazine cover (detail)

In Profile: Tom Eckersley, Master of the Poster


As a new exhibition celebrates his legacy, we look at the life and work of Britain’s most influential graphic designer… We take it for granted now that any art school worth its mettle...

Gavin Strange, Creative Process #3

Emotional Software, Knitting-Machines and Drawing Things: Creative Process #3


Maja Lorkowska joins a bunch of expert graphic and web designers, developers and illustrators for a look into the creative process… Leaf’s hip re-branded Water Street venue, Oh Me Oh My, was a...