Inspired by last month’s blink-and-you-missed-it Swiss Special, we are embarking on another impromptu limited edition this week: Crap That Consultancies Send Us. ‘What’s different from any other week?’ we hear you cry. Well, latex for a start. According to Bleach, which very nearly made it last year for mailing us an apple, ‘We all want to get deep down and dirty sometimes [and] with the drinkbleach.co.uk glove, every day is your fantasy, a voyage into a life of grime’. This virulent orange rubber-wear will ‘help you make friends, a killing, chutney, your point, love, the voices stop, matters worse, your bed and lie in it’. Other applications pictured.
Cheltenham-based consultancy ArthurSteenHorneAdamson (ASHA) worked with the children’s charity on a new logo, tone of voice and branded products.
It’s hard to write for brands without sounding forced, argues Rob Mitchell, co-founder at copywriting agency We All Need Words — most brands give up altogether and let the design
The exhibition includes banknotes baked in apple pie, dexterity tests for bank staff and a “Cold War calculator”.
The Curious Customs collection – created by London-based design studio NB – depicts traditions from cheese rolling to bog snorkelling.