Students. Don’t ya just love ’em? Lucky O’Brien (aka Gerard Locke) – hang on, shouldn’t that be the other way round? – sent us a letter explaining how he’s circulating flyers (pictured) to ‘cool magazines’ (who’s he trying to kid?) to promote his work. ‘I am trying to buck the trend of slick design right now and bring some angst and, I guess, PUNK notions into graphic design,’ he muses – the leading of his typescript so bunched it’s practically illegible. ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah,’ we yawned. If that floats your boat, you can get Lucky on 07732 800217.
The cultural festival will take place between March and October in 2022, and features high profile commissions involving the likes of Assemble and Dr Nelly Ben Hayoun.
The new “simplified” designs have been influenced by audience research showing that the BBC’s previous look was “old fashioned”.
Mother Design New York has developed the brand, which launches alongside refurbished interiors from consultancy Yabu Pushelberg.
As Expo 2020 opens in the Middle East, we run down some of our favourite pavilions – featuring DIY spaceships and the world’s largest passenger lift.