Gilbert and George are living up to their lively reputation as “performance artists”, even when on disk. The duo asked MetaDesign to create a CD-ROM for them on the fundamentals of life, which the consultancy proudly presented to a Type Circle meeting in Leeds last week. So moving did some of the 400-strong audience find the movements on the CD-ROM that they were themselves moved to leave the room. A response Gilbert and George may be more familiar with than MetaDesign.
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.