Essex-based consultancy Greybox has designed Southend-on-Sea’s bid document to gain city status. The creative includes a wave-shaped timeline pointing out key moments in the history of Southend, and is housed in sea-blue and rich yellow box that acts as a canvas for the vibrant cover when opening the lid, according to Greybox creative director Daniel Fernandez.
The design studio has renamed the funeral comparison service Beyond, giving it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter the “sunsets, flowers and doves”
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.