Watch out, the canvassers are about. And those for the Labour Party look keen to woo designers. Not only is Labour the only main party to specifically mention design in its manifesto, it gives over a full page to a photograph of graphic designer Peter Dixon of North Shields in a promotional brochure, Growing and Prospering. In return for a promised vote, of course.
The branding features a strong, typographic logo based on the designer’s initials, and a “clashing” colour palette of beige and pink.
Last week, we wrote about a new retrospective on graphic designer Nigel Waymouth, whose psychedelic work graced the album covers of Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix during the 1960s. Now,
Illustrator and designer Ben Tallon looks at how rising tuition fees are deterring budding creative students, and asks whether short courses could be just as valuable.
The organisation’s ongoing Design in the Public Sector programme will focus on addressing lifestyle issues such as smoking through prevention methods as part of a 16-week course.