Design Research Unit is opening an office in the United Arab Emirates as a platform for further work in the region. A sponsor for the move is about to be confirmed, says DRU director Chris Ellingham. DRU has just refurbished its second branch of the Al Ghurair Exchange Bank in Dubai. It will soon start on remaining branches.’The bank is looking to expand into Abu Dhabi and other parts of the Arab Emirates,’ says Ellingham.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak pledges more support for the self-employed, introduces a new loan scheme and promises more money for culture.
To mark this year’s World Book Day – which celebrates reading for pleasure among schoolkids – we asked designers to pick their favourite children’s books.
Changes to the tax legislation for freelancers and employers will come into effect from 6 April 2021 so designers and design businesses will need to be ready.
Some of our favourite projects from the month included a cinematic identity for the Glasgow film festival and an interactive literary journal.