Set designer Lez Brotherston has created toothsome costumes and set for Dracula, the next production from Northern Ballet Theatre to be premiered on 16 September. Graphic design is by Leeds consultancy PFB Design. Dracula will be dancing in a red velvet floor-length cloak decorated with eagles. ‘It’s a challenge to dance in as it’s really heavy,’ says an NBT spokeswoman. Not surprisingly, the sets have a Gothic feel, ranging from Dracula’s bedroom in Transylvania, to Whitby and London. Brotherston has designed Romeo and Juliet and A Christmas Carol for the NBT, and also received an Olivier nomination for Adventures in Motion Pictures’ Swan Lake. This is the first British ballet of Bram Stoker’s novel.
Precious Plastic seeks to tackle a “global problem on a local level” by sharing blueprints for industrial plastic recycling machines and helping creatives start their own sustainable, community-based enterprises.
The new identity has been launched to mark the platform’s tenth anniversary, as well as support its mission to get more fans directly supporting music creators.
The results of the annual survey conducted by Ben The Illustrator show that more than half of illustrators are not earning more than £20k annually.
Wolff Olins creative director Emma Barratt, creative director Kate Dawkins, Yarza Twins, Barclays Experience design director Noel Lyons join more experts from across the design industry.