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.
The design studio has renamed the funeral comparison service Beyond, giving it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter the “sunsets, flowers and doves”
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.