Saatchi & Saatchi Design obviously couldn’t resist a dig at that much maligned creature, the trainspotter, after creating the visual identity for the Midland Mainline railway. For publicity purposes, those cads have sent out notebooks with trainspotterish scrawlings and a collection of souvenirs, including a timetable. We think the exercise exploits a sad and misunderstood section of society for the sake of cheap humour. Genuine trainspotters wishing to make offers for this rare and strictly limited edition collector’s item are welcome to call the DW office, and we will exploit them for hard cash.
McDermott & McGough’s piece is a functional, secular safe space that can be used by the public for quiet contemplation or hired out for ceremonies.
This month, head to Manchester for a city-wide design extravaganza, delve into the world of Roald Dahl and read all about the history of graphic design.
Exhibitions, print fairs and a room full of giant bees are among our picks of the best events to get down to at this year’s Northern extravaganza.
As World Mental Health Day takes place this week, we speak to designers, freelance creatives and illustrators about their experiences of mental illness or issues, and ask