Reduced size, weight and production costs have been achieved by Cre’active Design, with its new hand-held water pump developed for water-testing company Waterra. The PowerPack PP1 replaces two previous models, both of which took two people to carry and operate. The PP1 can be operated by one person, and pumps water at greater depths. Although it tips the scales at under 12kg, it can be carried like a backpack with a complementary frame.
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.