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.
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.