A national survey due to be released in the summer by the Office for National Statistics reportedly shows that half the UK’s adult population is illiterate and therefore unable, at least in theory, to cope with life in the modern world. The finding is partly based on a study in which half of the 3800 participants could not read a bus timetable. The result is in no way a reflection of the way bus timetables are designed, and no mention has been made of the sometimes intangible connection between bus timetables and real life in any world.
WPP has merged together five of its design consultancies under the name Superunion, ditching individual brands in a bid to “create more opportunities” for clients and employees.
The £1.4 million New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize has announced its second round of winners, which includes five, recyclable or biodegradable packaging materials.
Specimen designs have been unveiled for a major infrastructural viaduct project on the Government’s high speed rail network.
Sweden-based studio Snask has created the identity for Axfood’s #Mat2030 campaign, which features a series of fresh food items arranged into different words.