Designers are full of stories of the places they’ve picked up briefs, but few can compare to the prickly adventures of Webworks’ Chris Taylor. While in his back garden one day he spied a couple of hedgehogs, looking as if they were in need of medical assistance. Eventually, he tracked down St Tiggywinkles Animal Hospital Trust, who bent over backwards to help. So impressed were Taylor and his Webworks partner Peter Collingwood with St Tiggy’s service, they offered to design it a website. And after a couple of trips to the sanctuary, Collingwood has fallen for our spiky friends. Apparently they are much less demanding than the average client.
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.