Brighton-based Red Design has created the cover for INXS’s Greatest Hits album, which is released this week by Mercury Records. Red Design partner Ed Templeton says the consultancy was briefed to feature the band, but without using a photographic style because of the death of frontman Michael Hutchence. The solution was to use an illustrative approach, he says. The cover features ‘INXS colours’ of red and black, with an outline of the band highlighted in metallic silver to deliver quality cues. ‘INXS has such a long history and such a range of styles, that we’ve opted for design by reduction,’ Templeton says.
The Independent Review of the Creative Industries has been conducted by Sir Peter Bazalgette, and looks to encourage the Government to invest more funding and training into the sector.
Portuguese consultancy Y&R Branding has designed the brightly coloured identity for the Nations League, which will see all 55 members of UEFA compete against each other.
Studio SomeOne has given the North London area a new visual identity, working with type foundry Colophon on a bespoke typeface.
The set of 10 books feature illustrations by UK and international designers depicting key scenes from each of the titles.