True North has created the poster campaign for the Imperial War Museum North’s first season of fine art exhibitions, which begins with Painting Caserta Red by artist Hughie O’Donoghue. True North’s challenge was to promote the museum as ‘a great place to see great art’, says creative director Ady Bibby. ‘The posters work on two levels. They’re recognisably military images with a reference to fine art. [For example,] the brush dipped in red paint can also be seen as a poppy,’ Bibby says. The event runs until January 2004.
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.