London’s new seasons of chamber music and piano recitals at the Royal Festival Hall are being publicised with a joint poster and leaflet designed by the South Bank Centre’s in-house design team. The SBC Design Studio was briefed to appeal to infrequent attendees of classical music events at the RFH who attend orchestral gatherings but rarely see a chamber concert. The designers sought to make the events appear accessible to everyone through a contemporary design. A photograph by Spencer Rowell fits the bill.
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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.