Heston Blumenthal is famous for creating multi-sensory dining experiences. Dishes on the set menu at The Fat Duck – his three Michelin starred restaurant in Berkshire – include an Alice in Wonderland-themed Mock Turtle Soup and a seafood course served on tapioca ‘sand’ alongside an audio recording of crashing waves.

Design agency Seymourpowell recently collaborated with Blumenthal and The Fat Duck’s confectionery chefs to create an intricate mechanical sweet shop that dispenses the restaurant’s final course – a selection of petit fours. (via Creative Review)



Pass The Heinz, a campaign idea for Heinz pitched by Don Draper in Mad Men, is appearing on real-life billboards in New York this week. (via Creative Review)



Goes straight for the heart.

Animated by Aardman Animations and narrated by Stephen Fry this Christmas ad from the Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) paints the picture of a world in which Santa stops bringing presents because he is suffering from dementia. (via Creative Review)

Brighton-based illustrator Steven Wilson is behind the artwork for the new HG Wells series from Vintage Classics. According to the design department’s CMYK blog, Wells’ The Time Machine is also the latest addition to its 3D list of titles – which includes six Aldous Huxley novels with covers by La Boca – and comes with glasses supplied. All four editions are out now. (via Creative Review)


From Aladdin Sane to Scary Monsters, photographer Brian Duffy helped David Bowie create some his most memorable personas. Original artwork born out of their creative collaboration is now on show at Proud Chelsea.






What does New York sound like? And what does the sound of New York look like? London-based art director and designer John Davies’ latest project attempts to capture the music of the city’s Manhattan neighbourhoods in physical form… The aim of Soundscape: The Physical Sounds of Manhattan is to re-engage modern audiences with the world of sound, Davies says on his website, and address our “loss of multi-sensory experience in music”. The result is a 3D-rendered map made from laser-cut perspex soundwaves – essentialy a recreation of the famous Manhattan skyline. (via Creative Review and Mark Sinclair)





Just published by Vicitonary, Typoholic is the latest tome to celebrate modern typography at its most playful. Typoholic features a plethora of type projects and includes illustrated, sculptural, inflatable and photographically created letterforms and alphabets as they appear on record sleeves, in graphic identities, art projects and more. (via Creative Review)


Recently the “All of Us or None” exhibition opened at Oakland Museum of California. It contains of posters that have been used in campaigns for social issues from the 1960s to the present day.

OMCA recently acquired the renowned “All Of Us or None” poster collection which was started by Free Speech Movement activist Michael Rossman in 1977 to document posters of modern, progressive movements in the US. Rossman, who died in 2008, created an archive of over 24,000 posters amassed over some 30 years (see the AOUON site and mrossman.org). (via Creative Review)