Design Museum defends Designs of the Year show after Extinction Rebellion protest

London’s Design Museum has hit back after environmental action group Extinction Rebellion called on designers to boycott its Beazley Designs of the Year show. The group refused to allow the museum to include its celebrated graphic design, accusing the museum of trying to “artwash the unacceptable behaviours” of its sponsor, insurance company Beazley. But the museum defended the show, saying it […]

Rainbow flag and space coffee cup snapped up by Design Museum

A rainbow flag designed in 1978 by the San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker, and now recognised across the world as a symbol of gay pride, has become the Design Museum’s first acquisition for its permanent collection since it moved to its new home in the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington, west London. FacebookTwitterPinterest The rainbow flag. Photograph: […]

Pokemon Go Fans Told Not to Play in US Holocaust Museum

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has told Pokemon Go fans not to play the popular new mobile game in its premises, describing it as “extremely inappropriate” in a memorial dedicated to the victims of Nazism. The game involves using a mobile device to find and capture virtual Pokemon characters at real life locations, including apparently […]

Collector preserves own family records at typography museum

Schoolteacher Asterios D. Gousios did the whole thing in his powers to preserve training standards for hisstudents excessive at some stage in what had been turbulent instances within the Macedonia area in the early 1900s. He taught, he wrote books, which were revealed in Leipzig (1894) and Athens (1901), and he opened the primary bookshop […]