Now that Wolff Olins is changing hands, its name may be up for debate. Michael Wolff, the eponymous co-founder who left in the early 1980s, has joined the Conrans, McColls and Lumsdens of this world, and isn’t sure how he feels about the new management using his name. “It’s a different company now,” Wolff said after plans for a Wolff Olins management buy-out were announced last week. But he is a realist when it comes to getting his name off the letterheads: “I probably haven’t got a leg to stand on,” he admits. Could we be in for a surprise? After recent fishy events Wolff has quite a track record of standing up for himself against the consultancy.
Earth is a kit made up of a model globe and smartphone app that uses augmented reality and artificial intelligence to teach people about the history of the world.
The design studio has created an abstract logo of a bridge reflected on water to represent the charity, which looks to protect and maintain England and Wales’ waterways.
A show at the Lettering Arts Centre in Suffolk will delve into the art of alphabets, tracing the history of communication design from ancient symbols to the sophisticated systems we
This year’s week-long celebration of design will see installations by Kellenberger-White, Studio Frith and Waugh Thistleton Architects, plus a refined, “playful” visual identity by Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa.