The Open Agency has produced and published two books in conjunction with Cunard Line, to celebrate the 8 January launch of Queen Mary 2. Queen Mary 2: Book of Comparisons contrasts the ship with land-based feats of engineering and features illustrations by Andrew Davidson. Stars Aboard, meanwhile, brings together Cunard Line’s archive photographs of silver screen legends and social circuit fixtures from the 1930s to 1950s (Clark Gable pictured) aboard Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth. The books will support Queen Mary 2’s permanent on-board exhibition, The Maritime Quest, for which The Open Agency created 400m2 of exhibition panelling and six interactive terminals. Both books are on sale from January aboard Queen Mary 2 and at www.openthebook.com.
Sam Jacob Studio has been commissioned to design the exhibition spaces and interiors of the new Cartoon Museum, and will work with graphic design studio Fraser Muggeridge to create a
Kin Design has created interactive installations for the Eden Project’s new permanent show Invisible Worlds, which delves into the fascinating stories of miniscule micro-organisms, and the impact humans have made
Research shows that over half of designers have been to university, compared to a third of the UK workforce on a whole. We chat to Hilary Chittenden, senior foundation manager
The design consultancy has rebranded the alcohol subscription service, which sends its members a surprise bottle of gin plus other goodies every month.