NB Studio has designed the British Heart Foundation’s Annual Review 2010 following its inclusion on the charity’s design roster (News, DW 26 August). Illustrator Frances Castle and photographer John Angerson have contributed to the design, which has been formulated in a comic-strip style. The review, titled ’Small wonders, big difference’, charts the charity’s development since 1961 through a ’timeline of illustrations’, but primarily focuses on its work over the past year.
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.