Enlightened designer Mike Cotts is hoping to revolutionise the funeral industry with his New Era coffins, fashioned from plastic in an ‘organic shape’ and designed to be personalised to suit the deceased. Anything from floral designs, water effects or your team colours can be applied to the coffin. And the plastic biodegrades after six months. ‘I want to make funerals a more uplifting experience,’ says Cotts. ‘The wooden, gothic coffin is too depressing.’ But wouldn’t cremation be more ‘uplifting’?
The start of a new year brought us an identity for a Covid-adapted restaurant, calligraphic coffee branding and a new series of lockdown posters.
Seals set up foundry Vocal Type – which takes inspiration from past protest movements – in the hope of celebrating creatives of colour.
It will be another month spent at home but you can still take in everything from utopian community building to overcoming creative barriers and more.
This year winning work will be given a bigger platform than ever before, we are assembling our biggest ever judging panel and categories have been tweaked for maximum relevance.