Red Design has created the sleeve artwork for Tru Thoughts Recordings’ forthcoming compilation Heavyweight Rib Ticklers, part of Tru Thought’s Unfold series. The artwork incorporates a cardboard model of a sound system designed by Andrew Spradbury, making reference to the album’s musical flavour: reggae and dub. Heavyweight Rib Ticklers is released at the end of January.
We speak to baton designer Laura Nyahuye about the work behind the project and how her Zimbabwean heritage influenced the design.
The cultural festival will take place between March and October in 2022, and features high profile commissions involving the likes of Assemble and Dr Nelly Ben Hayoun.
The new “simplified” designs have been influenced by audience research showing that the BBC’s previous look was “old fashioned”.
Mother Design New York has developed the brand, which launches alongside refurbished interiors from consultancy Yabu Pushelberg.