Nottingham-based group Output has created the identity and house bag for start-up record label Running Records. The identity was inspired by the name of the label, which ‘suggested an athletic theme’, says Output creative director Rob Coke, and the work features ‘a simple typographic style and clean colours’. Graphics are based on ‘running track shapes’ and inspired by Otl Aicher’s Olympic symbols, Coke adds. Running Records will release two albums and ‘three or four’ singles of ‘soulful house and US garage’ this year. The first, Silversun featuring Erin’s Is it Love?, will be available from later this month. Output was appointed in December last year following a pitch against undisclosed consultancies.
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