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.’
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.
The DBA’s Annual Survey of over 150 businesses has shown that, while income and staff employment is on the up, clients are underpaying for design services.
From a new report about creative skills shortages post-Brexit, to our top picks from Design Manchester 2017, we round up the news from the last seven days.