Set in India, Rohinton Mistry’s novel is the story of three villagers attempting to construct new lives in the city, haunted by the places they left behind. The cover is clean and simple, summing up the natural, mystical and spiritual feel of the novel. In using black and white and clay-brown Pentagram has created an “ethnic” look. An image of a small child at the top of a pole balanced on someone’s thumb is indeed “a fine balance”. Published by Faber and Faber, priced 15.99.
The annual design festival is back for its fifth edition this October, and will feature Pentagram partner Naresh Ramchandani, Buzzcocks’ record sleeve designer Malcolm Garrett and an exhibition on Lucienne
A patent filed by the company reveals a mobile with thermal elements embedded into the screen, which would heat it up and fill any cracks if it became damaged.
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 hub in Shenzhen has announced it will open to the public in December, and will include a permanent gallery space curated by the V&A.