Christopher Frayling could well be seeking a new scriptwriter following a gaffe to students on a recent trip to Germany. Fired with pre-election fervour, the eloquent Royal College of Art rector told the assembled group that what Britain really needs is a prime minister with an arts background, rather than experience in the law or public service. “We had one of those,” said one local bright spark. “His name was Adolf Hitler.” Ouch.
Creative director Jenny Theolin has launched a new platform that will name studios which treat their junior employees well based on “positive” reviews, rather than a “black-list” that shames companies.
The 30 shortlisted designs for this year’s Loewe Craft Prize will go on display at the museum this May, and the overall winner will be awarded €50,000.
The shortlist of 200 illustrators has been whittled down from over 3,000 entries, and will go on display at Somerset House in June.
A new research project by Thomas.Matthews and students from the RCA is aiming to “continue the conversation” about sustainability in the publishing industry.