People are very much the focus of The British Council’s new annual report, created by Leeds consultancy Elmwood. This is the first time the report has not been designed by the client’s in-house team. ‘Our brief was to communicate the impact of The British Council on people’s lives. We have used lots of different people from around the world and the images have been designed to show how they are affected by the client,’ says Elmwood director Tony Gamble. The council initiates cultural, scientific, technological and educational projects in 109 countries around the world.
Designers have a pop-up garden, a deep dive into British logos, the Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition and more to see them into the autumn months.
Design studio Civilization has given “natural organic reduction” company Recompose a new identity based on “family trees and route systems”.
Some of the most inspiring projects from the month include heat-reactive stamps with a hidden message and a mycelium “living coffin”.
The deep red colour is called Period, and has been launched in partnership with Swedish menstrual care brand Intimina.