Wallpaper founder Tyler Brûlé’s latest publishing project, Monocle, launches tomorrow, targeting a well-educated, well-heeled audience interested in global affairs, business, culture and design. The front cover of the first print issue – designed by Monocle creative director Richard Spencer Powell – features a photograph of a Japanese pilot in the cockpit, placed on a black background with a white typeface. A Web-based broadcast platform at www.monocle.com will carry bulletins, mini-documentaries and talk pieces.
The 12th edition of the annual design festival takes place this coming March, and will see the likes of Gail Bichler and Chris Ware speak.
Consultancy Interabang has designed the set of stamps, which feature 10 of the most famous toys created in Britain from the last 100 years, including Space Hopper and Spirograph.
The branding features a strong, typographic logo based on the designer’s initials, and a “clashing” colour palette of beige and pink.
Last week, we wrote about a new retrospective on graphic designer Nigel Waymouth, whose psychedelic work graced the album covers of Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix during the 1960s. Now,