Blue River this week unveils a sculpture by local artist Simon Watkin for its public art space, Project Blue1, outside its office on Forth Banks in Newcastle. Departure Gate features specially fabricated aeroplanes that will be illuminated at night and was inspired by ‘curving street lights [that] provoked an image of illuminated aircraft in flight’, says Watkin. The project is a collaboration between the consultancy, Newcastle City Council, Arts and Business Partners, Commissions North and the Arts Council North East.
7-Inches for Planned Parenthood has released a compilation vinyl boxset featuring original work from the likes of designer Shepard Fairey and musician Björk to raise money for the charity.
Integrated packaging design specialist Equator shares advice on what it takes to stand out as a successful design consultancy in a competitive landscape.
The cans feature the artist’s famous toucan and lobster illustrations, created during his four-decade-long association with the brand.
Integrated packaging design specialist Equator, offers tips on how to keep new business coming through the door.