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.
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.