Dick and Jane, America’s answer to the Peter and Jane series, has a new version charting the history of the children’s reading books. New York City graphics group Spot Design has taken the original characters and illustrations, and combined them with facts and archive photos of the period to create Growing Up with Dick and Jane. The book aims to reflect the changes in US society from the 1930s to the 1960s as recorded in the Dick and Jane series. To “visually evoke childlike feelings in the reader … Spot set the original Dick and Jane copy in large type with large photo illustrations”, in contrast to the information on the facts on the period, says a Spot spokesman. The book goes on shelf in the autumn.
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