The BBC has launched a new site aimed at promoting its first digital channel, BBC Choice. The site (at www.bbc.co.uk/choice) was commissioned by BBC Broadcast and designed and produced by London-based Nykris Digital Design, which was selected from a number of consultancies, though was not asked to pitch, according to Nykris art director Nikki Barton. While the existing site is ‘an introduction to the channel, it will develop into one which is very interactive and reflects the channel’s aims to give the viewer more choice’, she says.
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.