Despite the adage never work with children or animals, designers have discarded this rule and used our feathered and furry friends as brand icons for years. The Nature of Selling, a Silk Pearce-sponsored exhibition at Colchester’s Natural History Museum, explores this phenomenon. Lost for beastie-themed identities? Try the HMV dog, the Frosties tiger, the Penguin penguin and the Lacoste crocodile. And then there’s the follow up show: How Does your Brand Grow? – The role of fruit and vegetables in design: Apple, Tomato, Tangerine…
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.
The DBA’s Annual Survey of over 150 businesses has shown that, while income and staff employment is on the up, clients are underpaying for design services.
From a new report about creative skills shortages post-Brexit, to our top picks from Design Manchester 2017, we round up the news from the last seven days.