It is not just corporate networking which blossoms into full-blown commissions. There are other ways, as Landor has discovered. The consultancy has just created South Australian Central, the new website for the South Australian government. The job came via David Redhill in London, who contacted the South Australian government’s IT consultant, Robert Debelle, who appointed Dean Fernandes at Landor’s San Francisco office. The three were drawn together by the discovery that they are all keen surfers. Which just goes to show that the net is not the only thing worth surfing.
The design studio has renamed the funeral comparison service Beyond, giving it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter the “sunsets, flowers and doves”
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.