Coley Porter Bell has created brand packaging for Nescafé’s fair trade coffee brand Partners Blend. The design treatment emphasises black and white imagery of coffee producers alongside non-branded typography. However, the launch has divided campaigners. While the Fairtrade Foundation is backing the Nestlé-owned brand, Raúl de Aguila, director of Cocla Co-operative in Peru, cautioned, ‘If the brand is only doing this to give a better image to its own brands, and with no intent to continue, then it is negative.’
From a playful zine, to a “tribal” title sequence and “tongue-in-cheek” wine brand, these are the design projects that caught our eye in July.
London studio Among Equals has crafted the campaign, which takes inspiration from 1940s propaganda and reframes Churchillian language.
In-house design experts question the utility of portfolios when applying for jobs, instead preferring a more narrative approach with case studies where possible.
We’re rounded up the best things to see and do this month, from disability-friendly museum visits to navigating the post-grad years of design.