Monday, October 05, 2009

Design Council Slide Collection Goes Online

Four thousand images from the Design Council slide collection are launching online today with JISC support, providing a unique insight into the history of British design and its promotion by the UK government from the 1940s to the early 1990s. From teacups and tricycles to clocks and cola bottles, the images provide valuable visual evidence of the ways in which design has been evaluated and promoted throughout this period, through the Design Council which is the UK's national strategic body for design. The images show a wide variety of products including tableware, furniture, lighting, toys, domestic appliances, textiles, wallpapers, office equipment, engineering components and machinery, as well as other areas of design such as architecture, town planning, interior design, graphic design and corporate identity.
Link: http://www.vads.ac.uk/collections/DCSC.html
Access: Free