Everybody has the odd skeleton in their closet, so Adam Rawls of Rawls & Company should not feel unduly embarrassed at revelations of his past cruelty to animals. Especially as it was in his youth, in the days when children had to make their own entertainment. “I grew up next to the sea,” confesses Rawls. “I used to spend all my time trying to race crabs I’d caught across the road, to see if they could get across before they were run over.” The consultancy is based in a studio overlooking the Thames at Barnes. Somebody warn the wildlife.
Speaking at this year’s D&AD Festival in London, the graphic designer talks about the weird and wonderful world of Wes, brutal 8am starts and why her job felt like “playing
Creative director Jenny Theolin has launched a new platform that will name studios which treat their junior employees well based on “positive” reviews, rather than a “black-list” that shames companies.
The 30 shortlisted designs for this year’s Loewe Craft Prize will go on display at the museum this May, and the overall winner will be awarded €50,000.
The shortlist of 200 illustrators has been whittled down from over 3,000 entries, and will go on display at Somerset House in June.