Fontworks, famed for its Neville Brody connection, has introduced FontConsultant 1.0. This apparently is a new tool for managing, examining and selecting typefaces on the Mac and allows you to keep the fonts wherever you like. You can look at typographic data such as X and M heights and use a simple copyfitting calculator. Cost is 60 until the end of April and Fontworks is on 0171-608 1854.
The design studio has renamed the funeral comparison service Beyond, giving it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter the “sunsets, flowers and doves”
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.