Spring Creative has designed Obsessive Records’ Solar Spectrums album sleeve, which is released on 21 May. The ‘chillout’ CD, mixed by DJ Chris Coco, features a light-themed cover in a move away from more traditional chillout imagery such as a frozen object or a soft armchair, according to Spring director Gavin Krasner. ‘We wanted to evoke an inspiring late-night, post-club mood,’ he says. Spring has created a Solar Spectrums logo for the release and ‘fattened up’ the logotype in anticipation of the CD crossing over into mainstream, says Krasner. Solar Spectrums is scheduled to become an on-going series. ‘The presence of strong branding is vital for customer recognition,’ adds Krasner.
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