Architecture and Design

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A photo of a colourful letter press design by Alan Kitching

A Life in Letterpress: The story of design great Alan Kitching

John L Walters, the author of a lavish new book about the life and career of printmaking great Alan Kitching, on how the artist went from being a "backroom boy" of design to an internationally acclaimed figure.

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From cave art to graffiti and Berlin to Dumfries, street artists create giant murals for "a world without borders"

With her street art group Recoat, Amy Whiten painted a series of murals across Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games 2014. Her latest work is a giant mural at the city's On The Corner.

A photo of male artist Doug Fishbone steering a ship

"Cheap at twice the price": Artist takes Routemaster bus to streets of Aberdeen as festival kicks off

Doug Fishbone leads an unorthodox bus tour and Turner Prize winners Assemble create a Brutalist Playground as art, design and architecture festival Look Again lives up to its name in Aberdeen.

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Fashion Cities Africa: Exhibition of star designers promises "something really special"

Ruby McGonigle, of Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, tells us about the "crazy" ten months of planning behind the "spectacular" Fashion Cities Africa exhibition.

A photo of Paul Simmons, from artists Timorous Beasties, sitting in Plymouth College of Art

Artist's Statement: Timorous Beasties' Alistair McAuley on creating a Bedsit in a gallery

Alistair McAuley is one half of Timorous Beasties, the design studio which has been commissioned by Nike, Kate Bush and Famous Grouse. Their new exhibition has just opened in Plymouth.

A photo of three people from the Second Home company standing inside the brightly-lit Libreria bookshop in Hanbury Street, London

"They crave experiences that are human": Is this algorithm and phone-free London space the future of bookshops?

"A reimagining of the bookshop" is how Rohan Silva, the co-founder of London entrepreneurial complex Second Home, describes Libreria - a new bookshop encouraging chance encounters.

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Small but worldly maps exhibition makes sense of human wandering at London's Store Street gallery

You Are Here, at the gallery in the shadow of the British Museum, is a selection of artistic interpretations of maps of London and across the world, says Chelsea Garner.

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Inside the exotic Chinese Drawing Room at Temple Newsam, Leeds's Tudor-Jacobean country mansion

With its handpainted wallpaper, the Chinese Drawing Room at the Tudor Jacobean mansion of Temple Newsam is one of Leeds’s most lavishly decorated rooms.

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