Exhibition Plus creative director Mark Magidson has created a proposal for two memorials at the site of the former World Trade Centre in New York. Sent to, among others, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, the designs feature red and blue beams of light projected to the same height as the former towers. The work is a personal response to the tragedy, says Magidson. ‘The designs could be utterly irrelevant or meaningful,’ he adds. Magidson has received no feedback yet from the Government on the proposals.
The branding features a strong, typographic logo based on the designer’s initials, and a “clashing” colour palette of beige and pink.
Last week, we wrote about a new retrospective on graphic designer Nigel Waymouth, whose psychedelic work graced the album covers of Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix during the 1960s. Now,
Illustrator and designer Ben Tallon looks at how rising tuition fees are deterring budding creative students, and asks whether short courses could be just as valuable.
The organisation’s ongoing Design in the Public Sector programme will focus on addressing lifestyle issues such as smoking through prevention methods as part of a 16-week course.