In this new series, the Design Museum looks at the fifty design icons of major cities around the world - icons that, when viewed together, inherently sum up the spirit of their city. Covering anything from buildings and monuments to a graffiti mural or an item of clothing, we are able to build up an intricate portrait of a city, layer by layer. From the infamous Chysler Building and the Brooklyn Bridge to the New York Yankees logo or CBGB's, the beating heart of the 1970s punk movement, New York is a tapestry of design masterpieces. Join Julie Iovine, architectural writer at the Wall Street Journal and formerly of the New York Times, as she unravels the visual history of one of our most famous and fascinating cities. Contents include: Empire State Building Flat Iron Building Tiffany & Co. powder blue CBGBs Radio City Music Hall Stonewall, Christopher Street Stock Exchange bell Millionaire's Row, Fifth Avenue Guggenheim Museum New York Yankees logo ...and many more.
The Design Museum's mission is to celebrate, entertain and inform. It is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to fashion, and architecture to graphics. It is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture and demonstrates both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design, and its importance. Julie Iovine is an architecture and design journalist in New York. She is the architecture columnist for the Wall Street Journal and previously spent more than a decade as a design reporter at the New York Times.