Being one of the few design groups known outside the industry can have its downside, as a recent Sunday Telegraph business editorial reminded us. Delivering a blow-by-blow account of Royal & SunAlliance’s strategic shortcomings, the column couldn’t resist a dig elsewhere. ‘Next, RSA will hire Wolff Olins to find a new name for the group at a cost of millions,’ it said.
The design studio has renamed the funeral comparison service Beyond, giving it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter the “sunsets, flowers and doves”
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.