Trickett & Webb has designed promotional material – including invitations, posters and a catalogue – for a Peter Blake retrospective, called Commercial Art, which opens at the London Institute on 4 August. The show is a foretaste of an exhibition of sculpture by Blake at the institute in October. Commercial Art showcases the artist’s commissioned work for clients, in both advertising and design, including Volkswagen and Wedgwood. ‘Blake’s work is always an interesting crossover between fineand commercial art,’ says Brian Webb, long-time Blake collaborator and design lead on the project.
WPP has merged together five of its design consultancies under the name Superunion, ditching individual brands in a bid to “create more opportunities” for clients and employees.
The £1.4 million New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize has announced its second round of winners, which includes five, recyclable or biodegradable packaging materials.
Specimen designs have been unveiled for a major infrastructural viaduct project on the Government’s high speed rail network.
Sweden-based studio Snask has created the identity for Axfood’s #Mat2030 campaign, which features a series of fresh food items arranged into different words.