If an outbreak of gurus is scary, something even worse is spreading among male members of the design community. Word has reached DW of the advance of a condition not seen in force since the 1980s: widespread goatee beards. Thumb’s director of optimisation, Simon Carter, appears to have celebrated his appointment to the company’s board with the addition of a Lenin-style number. While Richard Morrison of Plume has been spotted sporting an ‘even sillier’ facial adornment. Brazenly, in public. This must be stopped.
The design studio has created an abstract logo of a bridge reflected on water to represent the charity, which looks to protect and maintain England and Wales’ waterways.
A show at the Lettering Arts Centre in Suffolk will delve into the art of alphabets, tracing the history of communication design from ancient symbols to the sophisticated systems we
This year’s week-long celebration of design will see installations by Kellenberger-White, Studio Frith and Waugh Thistleton Architects, plus a refined, “playful” visual identity by Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa.
Weird World Cup is a project that sees 20 illustrators create humorous artworks, which will be sold online to raise money for education charity Football Beyond Borders.