Well it might be almost over for us for this year, but back in 1968 the summer was in full swing and never more so than in the world of design. Cast your eye over the marvellous late 60s innovations in British garden furniture design. The cover is by Adrian George and you can see more of his work in the 1968 D & AD annual show article further down – it was only in its sixth year…
Lovely colours to start us off…
What does the design world have in store for our British summers?
Some of this seating bears an uncanny resemblence to the members bar furniture at Tate Modern.
What’s better than a picnic hamper? A foldaway, and now recyclable, cardboard one? The plastic cutlery is still much in use.
Full page newspaper ads dominate 68, with some stunning photography.
Pirelli calendar, still an industry favourite; and the colour supplement comes into its own.
Nova is still considered innovative and yet, to our modern eyes, it is the Economist that remains fresh-faced. The classic, iconographic, picture of Jimi Hendrix, by Donald Silverstein, represented the face of the new unofficial format of fly-poster design.