Polydor has commissioned Root to create the artwork for 16-year-old singer/songwriter Amy Studt’s debut album, False Smiles, which is due for release on 23 June. The consultancy has also designed a press and media book introducing Studt, and packaging and sleeve design for her debut singles, Just a Little Girl and Misfit. The album cover features images of the singer by photographer Corinne Day, combined with song lyrics and flower petal imagery to create a ‘tactile and poetic’ sleeve, says Root creative director Martin Root, who led the project. Studt is managed by pop impresario Simon Fuller.
A collaboration between Dept and Tribe Company, the 3D rendering of the Eurovision village will welcome visitors from all over the world.
The project looks to enable wheelchair users to navigate modern buildings more easily, and was inspired by care home residents moving around their facility.
The online publication will explore a range of issues through a unique typographic system that aligns subject matter with specific fonts.
As the designer publishes his latest book, Drama, we talk to him about his childhood in the theatre, storytelling and the power of being “an outsider”.