The Royal Mail is issuing a set of stamps depicting insects and creatures found in and around ponds. Designed by John Gibbs, the set features the Common Frog, the Great Diving Beetle, the Three-Spined Stickleback and the Southern Hawker Dragonfly and is issued on 10 July. ‘The quality of photography by Frank Greenaway on the pondlife issue is exceptional and encapsulates our fascination with ponds,’ says Royal Mail stamps and collectibles managing director Mark Thomson. The theme of pond life was chosen as a contribution to this year’s Europa stamp theme of Water and Natural Resources.
The official organisation for Girl Guides in the UK has overhauled its range of activities, including new skills such as coding, human rights and inventing, and has commissioned studio Red
Sam Jacob Studio has been commissioned to design the exhibition spaces and interiors of the new Cartoon Museum, and will work with graphic design studio Fraser Muggeridge to create a
Kin Design has created interactive installations for the Eden Project’s new permanent show Invisible Worlds, which delves into the fascinating stories of miniscule micro-organisms, and the impact humans have made
Research shows that over half of designers have been to university, compared to a third of the UK workforce on a whole. We chat to Hilary Chittenden, senior foundation manager