Peacock Design has designed the album sleeve for aging rocker Chris Rea’s latest release, The Very Best Of, using an x-ray of the musician’s 1962 Fender Stratocaster guitar. The consultancy was asked by Rea’s manager John Knowles to use the instrument without pandering to well-worn rock cliches. ‘We had the idea of having his guitar x-rayed, therefore humanising the guitar. This represents a fusion between musician and instrument that is fitting for a collection of his best work,’ says a spokesman for the consultancy. The consultancy won the work, which launches on 19 November, without a pitch having worked on Rea’s previous album, King Of The Beach, which was released in October 2000.
The past weekend saw the return of NASA’s well-loved wordmark, after nearly three decades of retirement – to celebrate, publishing outfit Standards Manual have launched a new book.
As the weather gets warmer and lockdown continues, it’s another month of digital events for the design community, from virtual V&A tours to pub sign crawls.
More details have been finalised for the “tapering” of the Government’s furlough scheme, and a further (final) payment has been scheduled for self-employed workers.
Design studio SomeOne has designed the visual identity for Ocean Saver, a cleaning product that uses dissolvable pods to avoid waste.