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KINGS X ART

The mural, directly opposite St Pancras International station in London, was designed and painted by four members of street art collective, Agents of ChangeRemi/Rough from London, Edinburgh-based Steve More, LX.One from Paris, and LA-based Augustine Kofie.

It took two weeks to complete and over 150 litres of emulsion and 160 litres of spray paint were used.

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DESIGNED IN HACKNEY

Dezeen has launched a new initiative to celebrate the incredible diversity of design talent in the east London borough of Hackney.

Designed in Hackney will showcase world-class architecture and design created in the borough, which is one of the five host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as being home to Dezeen’s offices.

Each day until the games this summer, Dezeen will publish buildings, interiors and objects that have been designed in Hackney, creating a unique guide to the borough’s rich and diverse design community.

The showcase can see here.

PURE EVIL

Pure Evil has torn all the pieces in his Nightmare collection in half and reconsituted them - mixing them together to create a new series, Pure Evil Goes Pop.

"Inspired by a Pop Art Realism show I saw in Vienna, and particularly the work of Mimmo Rotella, I decided to rip up the entire Nightmare series to see if I could make up new faces out of different parts of different women."

The work is being installed at the top level of the Boxpark retail development in east London and will be on display throughout March.

SHRIGLEY HAS STYLE

In an unusual move for London’s Stylist magazine, tomorrow’s edition will be without a beautiful (photoshopped) face, but instead feature the crude (yet charming) scrawls of David Shrigley’s pen.

BIG EGG HUNT

The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, launched in London yesterday, sees 209 giant eggs placed around the city as part of a fundraising stunt for Elephant Family and Action for Children.

There’s eggs designed by artistic luminaries (Sir Peter Blake, The Chapman Brothers), eggs designed by creative (Kate Moross, Bompas & Parr, Rob Ryan) and eggs designed by film directors (Sir Ridley Scott).

Read more here.

WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY

Pentagram’s Paula Scher has designed an identity for Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 8, using a graphic resembling a window pane.

According to Sam Moreau, Windows user experience director, Scher asked, ‘Your name is Windows, why are you using a flag?’

A window-pane graphic has not been used since Windows’ first incarnation, Microsoft Windows 1.0.

Lots of questions can be asked of the new identity; Is mimicking Apple really the way forward? Is it merely branding bull? Are we relying on the reputation of Pentagram? Is this minimalist genius? you decide.

Read more on the Pentagram blog here.

KNITTERS WITH ATTUTIDE

"Knit the City, London’s graffiti knitting crew, install our first graffiti knitting yarnstorm in London’s Covent Garden under the watchful eyes of BBC News cameras"


MUJI AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM

Minimal Japanese brand Muji is to hold an exhibition (Product Fitness 80) at the Design Museum next month.

Showing archived products, prototypes and some products which have never been sold in Europe, the Product Fitness 80 exhibition will, Muji says, demostrate its ‘monozukuri’ (craftsmanship).

The products in the exhibition all address the question, what would happen if we used 20% less materials and energy in the actual process of making products? And in terms of the final object, what is then the role of the user in customising, re-using and recycling products in order to reduce energy consumption?”

Apparently the exhibition is free with a flyer that you can pick up from any Muji store.

A PIZZA STORY

Potentially the best pizza in London, not cheap at £15 though. View the menu here. The decision is yours…

AI WEIWEI FOR SERPENTINE

Beijing Olympics designers Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei have been commissioned to create this year’s Serpentine Gallery pavilion.

The trio will create 11 columns beneath the gallery’s lawn in West London, each protruding from the foundation of a previous pavilion design.

The twelfth commission in the annual series will open in June.

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