Illustrator Marion Deuchars has designed the covers for four George Orwell books, published this week by Penguin. Each volume has one of Orwell’s major works at its core – Homage to Catalonia, Animal Farm, The Road to Wigan Pier and Down and Out in Paris and London – plus letters, essays and journalism. The books are based on Orwell’s major themes: Spain’s agony in the Civil War; politics and the abuse of politics; the pleasures and horrors of England; and the plight of the dispossessed.
Last week, publisher Oxford University Press Education was given a new look by Baxter and Bailey. Now, designers share some of their favourite examples of educational design.
F1’s logo, designed by Wieden + Kennedy last year, could face a copyright dispute because of its similarity to that of a compression tights brand owned by manufacturing giant 3M.
The games company’s Labo kit features flat-pack cardboard sheets that can be transformed into pianos, motorbikes and fishing rods when combined with the Nintendo Switch console.
An online survey of over 1,200 illustrators has found that the majority think they would struggle financially if illustration was their only source of income.