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.
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.