Japanese toy group Bandai has taken an unusual approach in its attempt to stop UK cowboys from infringing its copyright. Worried by counterfeit copies of its Tamagotchi virtual pet, the company has flown in a detective from Tokyo. Hideo Yamazaki was apparently responsible for defeating epidemics of both Power Rangers and Turtles. Tamogotchis, which do nothing more dangerous than defecate, should be no problem then.
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.