Tag: design

Waiting for the hammer to fall

“The City of a Thousand Trades” – City of Birmingham information booklet, c1935, originally uploaded by mikeyashworth. This booklet was issued by the ‘City of Birmingham Information Office’ sometime in the 30’s. “Made in Birmingham – the hub of industrial…

Post Relaunch Launched

So today I read a paper version of the Birmingham Post for the second time in a week. Last Wednesday I picked up a copy before going on a plane and it was almost impossible to read, I couldn’t fold…

A bridge to far?

In 1990, several architectural designers came up with some alternative design ideas for the area over and under Spaghetti Junction. Robert Adam, the classicist English architect, came up with this Tower Bridge-esque design, but there were plans for offices on…

Build ’em up, knock them down

Stef, creative dynamo behind 3Form is one of the people invited to be part of ‘City Team’- which is he says “basically about twenty people who they see as being good ‘ideas people’ to come up with good thinking about…

Where’s all this leading*?

As part of the Plus International Design Festival, Central Library font geek extraordinare and local history expert Ben Waddington will be running a series of design walks around the city centre focusing on different aspects of type and fontage. One…