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.
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Design Partners has unveiled a wearable heart monitor vest, which aims to provide a more comfortable experience and deliver more accurate data.
The opening of the exhibition coincides with the upcoming COP26 climate conference, and interrogates how design can tackle the critical problem of waste.
We speak to baton designer Laura Nyahuye about the work behind the project and how her Zimbabwean heritage influenced the design.