Blog Pick :: ICON

Blog Pick :: ICON

By Anesu Dhliwayo

is a notable online architecture and design magazine. Founded in 2003, ICON has won numerous of awards including design magazine of the year. ICON keeps its viewers in the loop with current architecture and design trends and what it means for the future.  Every month ICON features different upcoming designers and architects, new buildings, interesting cultural movements and technologies and also review a wide range of exhibition, books, products and films.

ICON’s interface is very “less is more” with a black, cool grey and white color scheme. The online magazine has 6 categories; designers, architects, diary, gallery, products and icon minds. The architects and designer sections are organized by the name of the architect/designer making it easier for users to search projects by their favorite architects/designer.

Gracing the design page is a Foldaway bookshop by Campaign.  Inspired by an open book, Campaign designed bookshelves from sheets of cardboard for bookstore. The simple and ingenious shelving design drive the point that design can be temporary, easily demounted and most importantly recycled.

Foldaway bookshop by Campaign
The Icon Minds section on ICON has videos about design and architecture. Check them out here.