Justin McGuirk

Design Museum

Justin McGuirk is chief curator at the Design Museum in London.

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When news broke that Jony Ive would leave Apple, where he served as the company’s design guru for 30 years, the company’s share price dropped by $9 billion.

Will Apple be less shiny without designer Jony Ive?

When news broke that Jony Ive would leave Apple, where he served as the company’s design guru for 30 years, the company’s share price dropped by $9 billion.

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Easy Rider motorcycle at the Design Museum Photo by Luke Hayes 
 From the drug-fueled 1960s style of the hippies to the techno-Utopian visions of Silicon Valley's founders,…

California: Designing Freedom

Easy Rider motorcycle at the Design Museum Photo by Luke Hayes From the drug-fueled 1960s style of the hippies to the techno-Utopian visions of Silicon Valley's founders,…

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In London, a new museum exhibition depicts California as a place where hackers and hippies came together to  design  the future of personal liberation.

California design: The View from London

In London, a new museum exhibition depicts California as a place where hackers and hippies came together to design the future of personal liberation.

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