A competition charting the future of boat design will seek Government approval today, when manufacturing minister Alan Johnson surveys the 20-strong shortlist of entries. Concept Boat 2002 floats ideas for prototypes of small, transportable craft that could help address problems such as increasing flood waters and congestion on the roads. Designs range from Keith Matthews’ pump-free inflatable to Chris Johnson’s Land Rover-inspired vessel. The competition will be on view at the Southampton Boat Show until 22 September.
Eureka! has created a new identity for Bristol Old Vic, which is based on its archive of typography and poster designs dating back to the 18th century.
Humphries Kirk has worked with the Design Business Association and its members for 30 years, helping design studios grow, transition and close when necessary, having recently assisted the sale of
Children’s book illustration student Viola Wang has scooped this year’s top prize, beating over 80 other entrants.
As the production designer works on last-minute preparations for the Brits, we speak to her about creating sets for the likes of Coldplay and One Direction, mastering the skill of