If the annual catch of calendars is a business barometer of sorts, 1995 looks like being a tough year for design. Bar some notable exceptions, the quality and, indeed, quantity of calendars are well down. Two of the better ones are pictured here. Winston’s sleight of hand is from Sheffield group Scope. And the message in a bottle is an inspired award-winning idea from Kent Institute of Art & Design student Jorunn-Karin Kvalik, designed to come from Friends of the Earth to remind designers to be materials-conscious. Meanwhile, we await Trickett & Webb’s late-as-usual effort – a sort of tardy annual.
The graphics of clubbing has been celebrated in a new book by designer Rick Banks. Now, designers reflect on their favourite nightclub identities from over the decades.
Eureka! has created a new identity for Bristol Old Vic, which is based on its archive of typography and poster designs dating back to the 18th century.
Humphries Kirk has worked with the Design Business Association and its members for 30 years, helping design studios grow, transition and close when necessary, having recently assisted the sale of
Children’s book illustration student Viola Wang has scooped this year’s top prize, beating over 80 other entrants.