Beth Orton’s new album Comfort of Strangers is released on EMI this week. It is art directed by Zip Design and Beth Orton, with photography by Ellen Nolan and Micaela Rossato. The illustrations are the singer’s own.
Manchester group Bubble has designed a website for DRC, which makes luxury controls for home entertainment systems. The address is www.drc.co.uk.
Paul Cocksedge will be exhibiting 77 limited edition ‘light sculptures’ inspired by blowing glass, at
Rabih Hage, London SW3, in the summer.
Seiko Watch Corporation, E Ink and Seiko Epson are set to unveil what is claimed to be the world’s first electronic paper display watch, offering ‘ultra-high’ black and white contrast. The display is designed by Tomato partner Tota Hasegawa.
Marc & Anna has designed a booklet for The National Trust Theatre called The Untold Story. It commemorates a three-year project that encouraged people to explore the trust’s sites. Photography is by Jo Metson Scott.
London illustrator Rian Hughes has designed a splash for a special 200-page anthology edition of Image Comics’ NYC Mech graphic comic. The title is currently in production at the US publisher.
B&W Studio has designed eight manga-style characters and branding for the Eureka! project, an initiative sponsored by Sport England and The Lottery Fund, to promote good health among children. A mobile exhibition, housed in a branded truck, will tour the UK from 11 February.