Design History Lesson!

June 21st, 2012

As we sit in front of our beautifully designed imacs all week, it is easy to forget that there is a wealth of British design history on our doorstep, so off to London we went!

When it was announced that London had won the 2012 Olympic Games, the V&A decided to put together a exhibition celebrating the best of British design from the austerity games of 1948 right up to the present day.

The exhibition is vast with over 300 objects, from textiles, furniture, ceramics, glass, graphics, photography, to architecture & sculpture. Highlights include original Alexander McQueen gowns, Concorde, the Sex Pistols God Save the Queen album art, the Olympic Torch, and the iconic road signs & font by Margaret Calvert.

British Design 1948-2012 – is on at the V&A until the 12th August and is definitely worth a visit.

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