Released next Monday is Welsh band Super Furry Animals’ latest album, Phantom Power. It is the band’s second album to be produced simultaneously on both DVD and CD formats following the success of 2001’s Rings Around the World. Film and animation is created by NoBrake, which has provided animated sequences that ‘tell the story’ of each of Phantom Power’s 14 tracks. NoBrake has also designed the album’s website, www.phantom-power.com, exclusive areas of which can be accessed via the DVD. Long-serving Super Furry Animals’ illustrator Pete Fowler, whose clients also include clothing label Paul Smith and Sony PlayStation, designed the sleeve for the album.
With both undergoing considerable image changes and integrating new digital tools over the past few years, Design Week explores the mission of bringing heritage organisations into the present day for
The project, which centres around an updated “WB” shield, aims to lay the groundwork for the company’s future ahead of its centenary in 2023.
The updated international logo is a “true reflection of the Dutch mentality” and is central to a brand strategy based around openness, inventiveness and inclusivity.
The redesign aims to attract “new, younger and more culturally diverse audiences” to the 118-year-old magazine, while avoiding confusion with The Times newspaper.