The latest issue of Baseline has been published ‘under new ownership’. Hans Dieter Reichert, of Kent consultancy HDR Design, and editor Mike Daines were asked by original publisher Letraset in May 1994 to overhaul the magazine. They have now teamed up to acquire the title, forming Bradbourne Publishing to expand Baseline’s distribution, and will work ‘on other ventures’. Baseline 19 also sees Pentagram’s Alan Fletcher joining the editorial board. Daines and Reichert have worked together before on revamping Typographic, the journal of the Society of Typographic Designers.
The AI research team now forms part of Google’s Beijing office, and will be working with the tech company’s engineering teams.
A new report by financial consultancy Brand Finance looks at the potential financial impact of forcing big companies such as Pepsi Co and Coca-Cola to have non-branded packaging.
Games and augmented reality features for children sit alongside artificial intelligence features for parents, who can ask questions to find out about their child’s progress.
The winning entry of the product design competition will be awarded £3,000, while a further £2,000 will go to the university they study at.