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.
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.
The DBA’s Annual Survey of over 150 businesses has shown that, while income and staff employment is on the up, clients are underpaying for design services.
From a new report about creative skills shortages post-Brexit, to our top picks from Design Manchester 2017, we round up the news from the last seven days.