An exhibition of badges – entitled Status Symbols: Identity and Belief on Modern Badges – opens at the British Museum on 22 July. The show has been designed in-house by curator Amanda Gregory, and will feature 20th century badges from around the world. The three sections of the show examine topics such as expressing identity and a sense of belonging (see Black Panther badge above); belief; and badge sloganeering.
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.