Start Design has denied involvement with one element of Virgin Mobile’s branding. As Richard Branson unveiled the brand last week, Start creative director Darren Whittingham outlined the consultancy’s work for it. But he was dumbfounded when they were all taken to London’s Leicester Square, where a giant 20m transparent mobile phone was unveiled. Inside the phone, in front of TV cameras, were naked models, with only strategically positioned cushions for cover. Whittingham claimed, ‘We didn’t do that, okay!’
A collaboration between Dept and Tribe Company, the 3D rendering of the Eurovision village will welcome visitors from all over the world.
The project looks to enable wheelchair users to navigate modern buildings more easily, and was inspired by care home residents moving around their facility.
The online publication will explore a range of issues through a unique typographic system that aligns subject matter with specific fonts.
As the designer publishes his latest book, Drama, we talk to him about his childhood in the theatre, storytelling and the power of being “an outsider”.