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.
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.
Starling Crossing is a prototype road design that would see crossings light up at busy times and disappear when nobody needs them.