Indie band Lower feels strongly about the blurring between reality and the media. Guitarist and co-lyricist Gary Jackson was watching a live bank robbery on Sky Television last year and decided things had gone too far. He channelled his feelings into Crime Satellite. London group Peacock Design was drafted in by record label Coalition to create the sleeve. ‘It is difficult to put the images into words. I suppose the background portrays the shoddiness of the media, but the cover needs to be taken with the single,’ says Peacock senior designer Richard Welland. Crime Satellite will be released on 4 May.
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.
D&AD has launched its eclectic branding for its annual festival and awards, taking place this week – we look at how it was co-designed by Hato and thousands of people