Adi Wickramaratne from the Design Council
kindly emailed me on Friday regarding the Design
magazine post to tell me where I could find more information and view some of the publications archives online.
Brighton University’s Art Faculty has a massive archive of Design’s old photos, magazines and promotional material. Some of that information is online here
, but there are more scanned and uploaded images on the Visual Arts Data Service website
. It’s quite hard to navigate but I found a few pages of images here
which give a great insight into the Exhibition of Britain and the design industry 40/50 years ago.
I have to confess that finding the Design magazines was a reminder to me about the Design Council
. I always knew who they where, but never really looked into what they do. But after my email from Adi and the information he gave me I went over to their website and had a good look around. It’s actually a great resource, packed full of articles, discussions, links, research and case studies to help designers of all disciplines. You can also read issues of the current Design Council Magazine, DCM
, which is every bit as good as Design used to be.
So if you fancy some design-related reading while you’re having a coffee break, pop over there and have a look around yourself!All images copyright the Design Council.
Big thanks to Adi Wickramaratne.