From the swinging ’60s, through punk and onto Factory records and The Haçienda. Margaret Calvert’s road signage, to the E-Type’s that whizzed passed them. Richard Rogers’ Lloyd’s building and Norman Foster’s Gherkin, the uncompromising intensity of McQueen and Westwood; and names like Tom Dixon, Damien Hirst, David Bailey and Peter Saville. Great Britain has always been synonymous with Great Design and, in a year when the world’s attention is firmly anchored on our shores, the Victoria and Albert Museum celebrate our post-war feats of design excellence with British Design 1948–2012: Innovation in the Modern Age.
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