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 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.