It’s not big and it’s not clever, but Johnson Banks has done it anyway – poured scorn, that is, on the overtried and ultratested tricks of the trade. Its sardonic, nihilistic, some would say ‘mocking’ promo sale catalogue lampoons design ideas ‘we’ve done over the years that we still think are good’. If you don’t get why the screwed up poster in the bin is ironic, or worse, if you think these concepts are rip-offable then it’s time to either hang up your mouse or set up a design group with a boy’s name.
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.
The DBA’s Annual Survey of over 150 businesses has shown that, while income and staff employment is on the up, clients are underpaying for design services.
From a new report about creative skills shortages post-Brexit, to our top picks from Design Manchester 2017, we round up the news from the last seven days.