Arthur Steen Horne Adamson has created a new name and visual identity for the 100-year-old youth missionary organisation The Crusaders. The charity will relaunch at the end of the year as Urban Saints. ‘The negative association with crusaders and the atrocities committed in the name of Christianity had become an impediment,’ says ASHE director Marksteen Adamson. ‘Some Christian organisations refused to work with the group because of its name.’ The design uses a crest to evoke the ‘history and symbolism’ of the organisation, founded in 1900 by Albert Kestin.
The design studio has renamed the funeral comparison service Beyond, giving it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter the “sunsets, flowers and doves”
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.