Designers at the awards breakfast of the Retail Environment Conference at the Business Design Centre last week had trouble holding back their laughter at the choice of music. Admittedly not many songs mention design. But even the biggest fan could tire of hearing Design for Life by The Manic Street Preachers every time an award was made.
The design studio has renamed the funeral comparison service Beyond, giving it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter the “sunsets, flowers and doves”
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.