Having recently joined the 20th Century Society, the boy and I joined them for “Lend us your books, a day ‘in Libris;'” a day exploring the development of the public library from the turn of the 20th century right through to the 21st; focusing on architecture, planning and design.
On March 31st I went to see Rick Poynor in conversation with Wim Crouwel and Wim’s son Mels Crouwel at the Design Museum. It was first in a series to mark the retrospective of the iconic graphic designer and typographer; Wim Crouwel, a Graphic Odyssey. Afterwards, I plucked up the courage to speak to the man himself to ask for a short interview – and he said yes!
For me, design democracy is sites like made.com and ponoko.com that give users involvement in designing the products they buy, it’s the public day at 100% Design, it’s furniture design courses at CSM, it lets me have not only access to all the glorious design out there, but also the chance to engage with it and even comment on it; to me, design democracy is this blog.