Last Orders is described in the sleeve blurb as moving, funny and humane. The cover illustration possibly depicts the first two adjectives and conveys both warmth and bleakness in its colouring. The laddish image illustrates the most obvious meaning of Swift’s title, and offers a visual pun on the novel’s subject matter, the final wishes of a deceased person. Design is by Fiona Carpenter, art director at Picador. The novel is priced at 15.99.
The design studio has created an abstract logo of a bridge reflected on water to represent the charity, which looks to protect and maintain England and Wales’ waterways.
A show at the Lettering Arts Centre in Suffolk will delve into the art of alphabets, tracing the history of communication design from ancient symbols to the sophisticated systems we
This year’s week-long celebration of design will see installations by Kellenberger-White, Studio Frith and Waugh Thistleton Architects, plus a refined, “playful” visual identity by Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa.
Weird World Cup is a project that sees 20 illustrators create humorous artworks, which will be sold online to raise money for education charity Football Beyond Borders.