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 council has chosen design consultants Publica to provide strategic oversight for its £235 million plan, which may include “more plants, reduced traffic and fewer building emissions”.
Some 25 years on from its first launch, the series dedicated to great thinkers and philosophers is being updated with 20 more titles.
The visual refresh hopes to make the data-heavy environmental and energy resources magazine stand out from its competitors.
D&AD foundations director Paul Drake advises design graduates and those studying to make the most of the current spirit of “generosity” in the industry.