Identity Crisis In British Design?

An Identity Crisis In British Design?
Is British design in the midst of an identity crisis? In a piece for the New York Times, Alice Rawsthorne wonders why so many British design icons have lost some of the impact and relevance their predecessors possessed, and ponders the challenges of capturing a nation’s identity and psyche in design, when that identity is increasingly complex.


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  1. I think creating national icons in any country will get harder with the onslaught of globalisation and ethnic diversity – so many people and cultures to ‘iconise’ – not that thats a bad thing – perhaps we should see the british icons, such as the bus and the booth, as things of the past, they are no longer icons of today but of a time long gone…

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