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 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 hubin Shenzhen has announced it will open to the public in December, and will include a permanent gallery space curated by the V&A.
The 12th edition of the annual design festival takes place this coming March, and will see the likes of Gail Bichler and Chris Ware speak.
Consultancy Interabang has designed the set of stamps, which feature 10 of the most famous toys created in Britain from the last 100 years, including Space Hopper and Spirograph.