Monocle on Design

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30 August 2022

Episode 568

30 minutes


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We speak to UK design icon Margaret Calvert and discuss way-finding with the Sign Design Society. Plus: we pay a visit to a new pavilion in Austria.

30 August 2022

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Margaret Calvert

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We meet typographer and graphic designer Margaret Calvert. A Royal Designer for Industry for Graphic Design, and an OBE recipient, she’s best known for her contributions to the graphic design of road signage across the United Kingdom, created with colleague Jock Kinneir.

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Chapter 2

Summer series: the bucket hat

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First adopted as a high fashion item in the 1960s, the bucket hat has experienced something of a resurgence in recent years.

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Chapter 3

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Wayfinding design

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In London’s Granary Square, we look at the art of wayfinding design with help from Andrew Barker, chair of the Sign Design Society.

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Wayfinding design

Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

Kulturpavillon

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Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov visits a minimalist pavilion dedicated to culture in Semmering, Austria.

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