The B is for Brandenburg. The German Land (state) is holding a six-way paid competition for a new identity and marketing strategy. Five contenders are German marketing, PR and advertising agencies. The sixth is German graphic designer Thomas Manss’ London-based consultancy. Thomas Manss and Company’s solution centres on the B symbol, which also applies to the city of Berlin, in the heart of Brandenburg. To go with the symbol, Manss has devised an advertising campaign to be developed with a local agency. The result of the competition will be announced at the end of May.
The Guardian Media Group’s Sunday paper, The Observer, has launched a biannual, print design magazine, which looks to bridge the gap between consumer and specialist publications.
Online art shop RoomFifty has worked with studio Intoart, commissioning four disabled creatives to design prints that are being sold for £20 each.
Protests against climate change and ecological destruction are currently taking place across the world – we speak to graphic designer, Clive Russell, about how the eco group has used creativity
Samsung says its Space Monitor has been designed to address the customer desire for more deskspace by offering an elegant solution, which allows the product to blend into its environment.