Dualit is hotting things up in the kitchen with its ‘affordable’ Dualit Lite range, designed by Seymour Powell in pressed and polished stainless steel. The idea behind the design for the range of two- and four-slot toasters is to ‘capture the essence of the classic Dualit brand, without slavishly emulating it’, according to Seymour Powell director Dick Powell. He says the designs are ‘more friendly and less austere’ than the traditional models, relying on their functionality rather than making a ‘lifestyle statement’. The toaster retails at £39.99 and other products in the range are expected to follow.
The graphics of clubbing has been celebrated in a new book by designer Rick Banks. Now, designers reflect on their favourite nightclub identities from over the decades.
Eureka! has created a new identity for Bristol Old Vic, which is based on its archive of typography and poster designs dating back to the 18th century.
Humphries Kirk has worked with the Design Business Association and its members for 30 years, helping design studios grow, transition and close when necessary, having recently assisted the sale of
Children’s book illustration student Viola Wang has scooped this year’s top prize, beating over 80 other entrants.