English & Pockett has designed Ziptang, an on-line magazine for the Asian community, which launches on 19 June. Aimed at 18-35 year olds, the portal features a wide-ranging set of lifestyle topics including music, fashion, sport, current affairs, film, food, relationships, arts and literature, plus women’s and cultural issues. In designing the site and corporate identity, English & Pockett has taken influences from Asian iconography and typefaces. The Bindi dot Asian marital symbol is used in the line of dots that is part of the identity.
The collaborative concept album was creatively directed by Pentagram’s Abbott Miller, with illustrations from Ori Toor and animations by 1983 studio.
Studio Sutherland has given the organisation a “modern, accessible and easily usable” identity that is centred on the arches found in UK churches.
The studio has collaborated with King’s College London on Urban Mind, to allow users to capture their mood in the city over a 14-day period.
Last week Wales’ Future Generations Commissioner suggested a “guaranteed state income”, similar to a universal basic income (UBI), for creatives would help mitigate the effects of the pandemic on their