Tourism in Christchurch, New Zealand, is apparently flagging because the city is too English. The city has adopted English traditions like red buses, English street names and a statue of Captain Robert Falcon Scott of the Antarctic. But the city council, which is considering a new corporate logo, has been urged to abandon its English image in favour of the slogan ‘Fresh Each Day’. What will be ‘fresh’ has not been disclosed, but maybe the good folk (and sheep) of Christchurch intend turning the entire place into a giant supermarket. How American!
An upcoming exhibition at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries will highlight the origins of English graphic design as spearheaded by scribes, engravers and painters during this period.
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Integrated packaging design specialist Equator Design shares advice on what it takes to stand out as a successful design consultancy in a competitive landscape and get known for it.