In its meticulous attention to the minutiae of life, ITV’s ‘classic’ police series The Bill can be seen as a barometer for our society. And so an episode shown last week serves to confirm the Millennium Dome is indeed in dire straits. ‘I thought this operation was going to be straightforward, but it’s turning out to be more complicated than the Millennium Dome,” complained one police stalwart to another, mid-way through the episode. Mind you, by the end of the programme everything had been tied up nicely. That must give new Dome helmsman Lord Falconer of Thoroton some hope.
Creative director Jenny Theolin has launched a new platform that will name studios which treat their junior employees well based on “positive” reviews, rather than a “black-list” that shames companies.
The 30 shortlisted designs for this year’s Loewe Craft Prize will go on display at the museum this May, and the overall winner will be awarded €50,000.
The shortlist of 200 illustrators has been whittled down from over 3,000 entries, and will go on display at Somerset House in June.
A new research project by Thomas.Matthews and students from the RCA is aiming to “continue the conversation” about sustainability in the publishing industry.