British Design & Art Direction has commissioned illustrator Marion Deuchars to handwrite – in pencil, naturally – its Annual Review, which is published this week. D&AD executive member Howard Fletcher wrote the text and designer Vince Frost came up with the creative concept – D&AD: what’s the point?. Frost Design is responsible for the design and art direction of the review, which features contributions from 28 past presidents including Mary Lewis, Alan Fletcher, Michael Wolff, Rodney Fitch, Martin Lambie-Nairn and John McConnell. In March, Deuchars was shortlisted for her work with Penguin Press in the Design Week Awards.
A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
From a fully functional American diner through to Google’s unnerving house showing how technology has taken over our lives, we round up our favourites from this year’s Italian design festival.
Research conducted into the diversity of the creative industries shows the sector on the whole to be hard to access for ethnic minorities, women and those from low-income backgrounds.
Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi talks about why he decided to create a new typeface that incorporates braille and letters to cater for both blind and sighted people.