On the subject of tat, we’ve just spent our lunch hour perusing Caroline Archer’s book on the typography of tart cards, published by Mark Batty and available from all good bookshops – especially that one with the curtains in Soho’s Brewer Street. According to Archer, the graphics of tart cards – you know, the colourful ones in London phone boxes – ‘have influenced mainstream printed communication’. We thought they were just graphic. But nothing grabbed our attention so much as the photographer’s credit. Copyright: Rob Clayton. Cue misty-eyed voiceover, ‘Dad, is that you?’
From a playful zine, to a “tribal” title sequence and “tongue-in-cheek” wine brand, these are the design projects that caught our eye in July.
London studio Among Equals has crafted the campaign, which takes inspiration from 1940s propaganda and reframes Churchillian language.
In-house design experts question the utility of portfolios when applying for jobs, instead preferring a more narrative approach with case studies where possible.
We’re rounded up the best things to see and do this month, from disability-friendly museum visits to navigating the post-grad years of design.