Music industry bigwigs were apparently fascinated last week by flyers and postcards for what they took to be a hot new band. Small Japanese Soldier generated interest by refusing to reveal details of what, exactly, it did. But everybody who was anybody in showbiz was invited to the official launch party. Those who turned up to sign the newcomers to their labels must have been overjoyed to be on the receiving end of a pitch to design record and CD sleeves. Small Japanese Soldier is a spin-off from London design consultancy Clinic.
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.