London First Centre, the official inward investment agency for the capital, has unveiled a name change and identity conceived by Circus and designed by Johnson Banks (DW 11 November). As Think London, the organisation is represented by a multifaceted logotype that draws on 45 symbols of London’s skyline and cultural life. A blue palette and central line represent the River Thames running through the city. Funded by London First and the London Development Agency, Think London will promote the capital as a location for international businesses.
Speaking at this year’s D&AD Festival in London, the graphic designer talks about the weird and wonderful world of Wes, brutal 8am starts and why her job felt like “playing
Creative director Jenny Theolin has launched a new platform that will name studios which treat their junior employees well based on “positive” reviews, rather than a “black-list” that shames companies.
The 30 shortlisted designs for this year’s Loewe Craft Prize will go on display at the museum this May, and the overall winner will be awarded €50,000.
The shortlist of 200 illustrators has been whittled down from over 3,000 entries, and will go on display at Somerset House in June.