Dutch designer Cees de Jong has edited and co-authored the first of two books about typefaces, called Type – A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles, Vol 1 1628-1900. With book design by German group Sense Net’s owner Andy Disl and due for publication by Taschen in August, the book traces the evolution of the printed letter. The two volumes will together feature works by William Caslong, Peter Behrens, Rudolf Koch and Eric Gill.
As part of our series on design in 2019, Sebastian Conran, founder of his self-named studio, looks at what will happen in product design over the next 12 months.
The rebrand by Blast Design is centred around a logo with ligature-inspired lettering and a graphic device made of joined-up lines, to express the idea of “bringing people together”.
Centaur’s marketing and communications division has been repositioned as XEIM, a name derived from “eXcellence in marketing”, which XEIM helps its customers achieve.
Tech company Envisics has used augmented reality and holograms to create a new way of showing drivers which way to go, with directions displayed on the roads in front of