Start-up design production group Sixfootsix has been appointed by the International Olympic Committee to produce the opening sequence for this year’s Olympic Games in Athens. The titles are broadcast globally on the night of the opening ceremony on 13 August and will feature throughout the duration of the competition. Sixfootsix partnered with North One TV to win a pitch against 40 international production groups. The sequence uses a time line device to look back at more than 2000 years of Greek sporting history. It is estimated that 4bn people watched the opening of the 2000 games in Sydney.
The professional finance body has been given a new look by Smith & Milton, which includes a flat, line-drawn coat of arms, san-serif typeface and updated colour palette.
The museum and cultural hubin Shenzhen has announced it will open to the public in December, and will include a permanent gallery space curated by the V&A.
The 12th edition of the annual design festival takes place this coming March, and will see the likes of Gail Bichler and Chris Ware speak.
Consultancy Interabang has designed the set of stamps, which feature 10 of the most famous toys created in Britain from the last 100 years, including Space Hopper and Spirograph.