A five-year project to create a landmark college building in Southend-on-Sea reached completion last week. The £52m South East Essex College of Arts & Technology was conceived by multidisciplinary consultancy KSS Design Group, which handled architecture, interiors, identity and graphics. Interiors feature a distinctive red Pod and organic form dining decks. The logo reflects the campus building: a red shape represents the 250-seat Pod theatre and a blue line echoes the blue wall that divides learning and relaxation areas. Energy savings from the building’s passive heating and cooling system secured an unprecedented increase in funding from the Learning and Skills Council.
London-based consultancy LoveGunn has created a series of type-based posters inspired by 20th century Russian Futurism and Constructivism for this year’s World Cup.
The WC2018 predictor lives as a website and Instagram feed, displaying a number up to 100 for each country that indicates how well it’s likely to perform in the tournament.
Glasgow-based studio Tangent has created the campaign imagery for this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Spending too much time scrolling has been found to have negative effects on mental and physical health, with social media use shown to increase anxiety and depression in young people.