To design a real life compact disc cover for a compilation ranging from Oasis, Pulp and Underworld to Courtney Pine and Manic Street Preachers must have been a dream brief for art and design students. Mercury Communications set up the new national competition called Art & Music which will take place annually. The winner is fine art student Katherine Sedgley of the University of Central England. Extravaganza, her concept, was chosen from 300 entries. It will join 35 finalists in an exhibition being held at The Gallery In Cork Street, London until 24 August. The album will feature one song from each shortlisted album for this year’s Mercury Music Prize and goes on sale from 19 August.
The platform has been developed in partnership with software developers and designers EPAM, and will be targeted at children and their families in Europe and Central Asia.
The visual identity — which includes a new golden logo — (almost) leaves out its famous kangeroo as Australia looks to tell other stories.
The funding is in partnership with UKRI, and will award up to £150,000 to projects which “trial ways to implement refill infrastructure”.
There is a new digital format for the marketing and branding conference as well as an expanded schedule, with over 80 sessions.