Today as a treat and a shot of inspiration, I visited the Design Museum, off Kensington High Street. One of London’s newest museums, the DM showcases examples of everyday design throughout the last century or so, from men’s shavers to graphic design. It’s a small and quiet museum, but very fascinating if you have an interest in design at all.
Today is the first day of issue of the UK’s new ultra-secure bimetallic one-pound coin, the first major overhaul of the denomination since its minting began in 1983. It comes with microprinting and a latent image device underneath the Queen’s profile. Banks here at Tottenham Court Road in London will be among the first to distribute the coin to customers.