Photographer David Partner and illustrator Andrew Davidson collaborated closely to create the images for Railtrack’s 1997/8 annual report, titled Moving Forward. Designed by Stocks Austin Sice for the second successive year, illustrations and photographs were combined for the full-colour spreads. The company is now one year into a ten-year 17bn investment plan, and SAS designer Mark Bonner was briefed to demonstrate where that money was going – into tracks, signals, bridges, tunnels and stations. The combination of the visual styles is meant to convey that transformation within the company. As with last year’s document, the annual report is covered in a specially designed poster.
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.