Liberation has redesigned the sleeves for the Karisma brand of lead crayons, which will be launched in art shops this summer. The group was briefed to create eight designs with a similar theme, by the use of a subtle quarter circle in various guises on each pencil box, says Liberation creative director Liz Gibbons. The images vary according to what the pencils are designed for: there is a plate on the colour pencil set and a girl’s hairline on the portrait box. ‘We were briefed to create contemporary, cohesive packaging,’ adds Gibbons.
McDermott & McGough’s piece is a functional, secular safe space that can be used by the public for quiet contemplation or hired out for ceremonies.
This month, head to Manchester for a city-wide design extravaganza, delve into the world of Roald Dahl and read all about the history of graphic design.
Exhibitions, print fairs and a room full of giant bees are among our picks of the best events to get down to at this year’s Northern extravaganza.
As World Mental Health Day takes place this week, we speak to designers, freelance creatives and illustrators about their experiences of mental illness or issues, and ask