On an entirely dissimilar tack to Tullis Russell (top), Airside is announcing its 2004 calendar as ’12 inches of designer pleasure’. Each month features a glossy image of the kind of high-grade graphical action we’ve all come to know and love. There’s even a pleasingly old-skool use of string. Hurry to www.airsideshop.com – where you can also pay £90 for four mystery T-shirts next summer. Why mysterious? Well, what they look like will be a surprise. Put your trust in Laurent FÃ©tis, Eh?, Kozyndan and Fred Deakin.
The design studio has created an abstract logo of a bridge reflected on water to represent the charity, which looks to protect and maintain England and Wales’ waterways.
A show at the Lettering Arts Centre in Suffolk will delve into the art of alphabets, tracing the history of communication design from ancient symbols to the sophisticated systems we
This year’s week-long celebration of design will see installations by Kellenberger-White, Studio Frith and Waugh Thistleton Architects, plus a refined, “playful” visual identity by Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa.
Weird World Cup is a project that sees 20 illustrators create humorous artworks, which will be sold online to raise money for education charity Football Beyond Borders.