Bang & Olufsen is launching the Beovision Avant system in the near future. Billed as the first integrated widescreen TV and video system, Avant is designed by British-born freelance David Lewis. Lewis, who has worked for Bang & Olufsen for several years, says the Avant gives the illusion of having a screen suspended on a `wall’. This wall `puts a break between what the viewers want to see – the picture – and what disturbs them – the rear part of the TV set’. Also concealed by the wall design is the video recorder, which can only be detected by the tape slot below the screen.
Speaking at this year’s D&AD Festival in London, the graphic designer talks about the weird and wonderful world of Wes, brutal 8am starts and why her job felt like “playing
Creative director Jenny Theolin has launched a new platform that will name studios which treat their junior employees well based on “positive” reviews, rather than a “black-list” that shames companies.
The 30 shortlisted designs for this year’s Loewe Craft Prize will go on display at the museum this May, and the overall winner will be awarded €50,000.
The shortlist of 200 illustrators has been whittled down from over 3,000 entries, and will go on display at Somerset House in June.