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.
The branding features a strong, typographic logo based on the designer’s initials, and a “clashing” colour palette of beige and pink.
Last week, we wrote about a new retrospective on graphic designer Nigel Waymouth, whose psychedelic work graced the album covers of Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix during the 1960s. Now,
Illustrator and designer Ben Tallon looks at how rising tuition fees are deterring budding creative students, and asks whether short courses could be just as valuable.
The organisation’s ongoing Design in the Public Sector programme will focus on addressing lifestyle issues such as smoking through prevention methods as part of a 16-week course.