Where’s the Old Bill when you need ’em? Well, they’re all in bleedin’ America, aren’t they. Actually, it’s 1500 cardboard cut-outs of coppers, attached to stairlifts for the elderly, which are being sold Stateside. The stairlifts, designed by Pure Design for Acorn Stairlifts, have proved a huge hit in the US, where they are providing ‘a degree of reassurance to a customer base that demands sensitivity, safety and comfort’. Good God, do they know what our bobbies are really like? If the British police force is anything to go by, the stairlift will turn up about three days after you’ve called for it.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak pledges more support for the self-employed, introduces a new loan scheme and promises more money for culture.
To mark this year’s World Book Day – which celebrates reading for pleasure among schoolkids – we asked designers to pick their favourite children’s books.
Changes to the tax legislation for freelancers and employers will come into effect from 6 April 2021 so designers and design businesses will need to be ready.
Some of our favourite projects from the month included a cinematic identity for the Glasgow film festival and an interactive literary journal.