Graphic designers of a sensitive nature may wish to resist reading the latest missive in the window of London fashion chain Ted Baker’s Soho branch. It reads ‘Pretentious drivel on glass. Over designed nonsense that you are tricked into reading for no apparent reason. Hoping that your efforts will be rewarded you carry on and on and on…’
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.