Working for clients abroad has its penalties, as designers at Fitch can testify. A new Swedish client, for example, was insistent the Fitch team find out “what kind of people we are”. What kind? The kind, it transpires, that boat out to a remote island, put on back packs and rough it for a day, and then down enough schnapps to kill any aches on their return to civilisation. Still reeling from his adventure, Fitch’s Tim Greenhalgh was “a bit befuddled” by the time he hit the consultancy’s London base. Bet he’ll be a darned sight more aware of the pitfalls next time a client decides to show a caring, sharing side.
Ragged Edge, DixonBaxi and Altogether discuss the highs and lows of designing in lockdown, what has worked — and what hasn’t.
As part of our series looking at in-house design teams, we speak to Penguin Creative creative director Tim Lane about keeping the publisher looking and feeling relevant.
We ask three food illustrators working in editorial, branding and television about their inspirations, styles and the recipe for good work.
A total of 30 book cover designs for The Night Manager, A Short History of Nearly Everything and Goodnight Mister Tom have been unveiled.