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.
Ex-Design Council CEO John Mathers and creative director Bill Wallsgrove have co-founded a branding consultancy, which will look to improve the creative image and strategy of charities to help them
Jones Knowles Ritchie has rebranded the charity — which helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds get into their dream careers — with a playful, animated “o” symbol that “climbs the
Alan Bishop, former CEO at the Southbank Centre, has replaced Kampfner as head of the independent organisation, with a view to look for another chief in the long-term.
The funeral comparison service has taken on new name Beyond, and design studio SomeOne has given it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter