As designers we are drawn to architecture and landscape and the structures within. For NBS, we created a multi-faceted visual language which drew its inspiration from the ever-changing landscape and urban environment, in colour and graphics, but also with structures and format. Just as a room, building or group of buildings play with the interaction between form, function, colour and material so should graphic design. For Interface, we cheated. Presented with an existing range of flooring, we looked for a connection that would inspire others. The unintentional patterns created by buildings, scaffolding and pavements brought the product to life.
Cheltenham-based consultancy ArthurSteenHorneAdamson (ASHA) worked with the children’s charity on a new logo, tone of voice and branded products.
It’s hard to write for brands without sounding forced, argues Rob Mitchell, co-founder at copywriting agency We All Need Words — most brands give up altogether and let the design
The exhibition includes banknotes baked in apple pie, dexterity tests for bank staff and a “Cold War calculator”.
The Curious Customs collection – created by London-based design studio NB – depicts traditions from cheese rolling to bog snorkelling.