PlayJam, Static 2358’s digital games channel, is unveiled this week in Las Vegas. It will begin broadcasts on Sky Digital this summer and will roll out to European platforms including the Internet, WAP mobile phones and digital TV. The channel plans to capitalise on branding partnerships for the games. ‘We are already finding enormous interest in the PlayJam concept not only from the digital TV operators but also from the marketing community, which can see the great potential for innovative brand exposure and real interaction with customers,’ says Static director of creative strategy Mark Rock.
The design studio has renamed the funeral comparison service Beyond, giving it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter the “sunsets, flowers and doves”
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.