John Darbyshire, founder of newly launched JD Communications, is obviously no shrinking violet. Rather than a boring picture of himself on the fire escape of his office, as is the norm for such occasions, the announcement of the company launch is accompanied by a double-sided model agency photograph of Darbyshire, a former Australian Division One rugby player, in both city slicker and weekend action man modes. Perhaps the model image will help him perform as well in a pitch as on one.
From virtual property presentation platforms to craftivism clothing kits, studios are using the current situation to explore new avenues.
The platform is using cultural exploits like photography, film, illustration and music to “elevate women’s sport and carve out more space for female voices”.
The studio’s work for the Australian brand includes a recyclable packaging solution, with “a little bit of theatre built in”.
The 93-year-old graphic designer, who began her career in the 1950s, talks type, luck and forever seeking Armin Hofmann’s “prima”.