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.
A set of six stamps have been released to mark the 250th birthday of the Royal Academy of the Arts, and have been designed by renowned artists.
Earth is a kit made up of a model globe and smartphone app that uses augmented reality and artificial intelligence to teach people about the history of the world.
The design studio has created an abstract logo of a bridge reflected on water to represent the charity, which looks to protect and maintain England and Wales’ waterways.
A show at the Lettering Arts Centre in Suffolk will delve into the art of alphabets, tracing the history of communication design from ancient symbols to the sophisticated systems we