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.
The professional finance body has been given a new look by Smith & Milton, which includes a flat, line-drawn coat of arms, san-serif typeface and updated colour palette.
The museum and cultural hubin Shenzhen has announced it will open to the public in December, and will include a permanent gallery space curated by the V&A.
The 12th edition of the annual design festival takes place this coming March, and will see the likes of Gail Bichler and Chris Ware speak.
Consultancy Interabang has designed the set of stamps, which feature 10 of the most famous toys created in Britain from the last 100 years, including Space Hopper and Spirograph.