Pentagram’s Christmas card came in useful when playing Scrabble with Granny. Never afraid to be highbrow, the group sent out a booklet of obscure phobias – illustrated by famous faces. Keanu Reeves tells us ochophobia is fear of moving vehicles, Roy Scheider suggests selachophobia is fear of sharks and Pope John Paul II reminds us stygiophobia is fear of Hell. At least there’s no fear of Pentagram dumbing down.
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,
Illustrator and designer Ben Tallon looks at how rising tuition fees are deterring budding creative students, and asks whether short courses could be just as valuable.
The organisation’s ongoing Design in the Public Sector programme will focus on addressing lifestyle issues such as smoking through prevention methods as part of a 16-week course.