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 studio has crafted an Americana-inspired identity for Curative, which has administered almost two million vaccines in the past year.
The design has been developed to reduce water, waste, emissions and energy use, with the aim to make it a standard across the events industry.
The spectacle company’s new app creates a 3D scan of users’ faces and suggests the best frames in a range of colours and technical customisations.
Spotlighting marginalised women designers, “heads on” design solutions to environmental issues and more – these are the anticipated design books we think you should read.