Hodges & Drake’s Sonic bike range has received a design distinction award from the New York-based ID magazine’s 41st annual design review. The Leicester consultancy’s bike design aimed to combine low cost with aestheticism – making it competitive with imports from the Far East. Hodges & Drake used a black plastic mould to cover the steel frame . The ID review gave Seymour Powell an honourable mention for its Vantage gardening tool.
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.
The DBA’s Annual Survey of over 150 businesses has shown that, while income and staff employment is on the up, clients are underpaying for design services.
From a new report about creative skills shortages post-Brexit, to our top picks from Design Manchester 2017, we round up the news from the last seven days.
Starling Crossing is a prototype road design that would see crossings light up at busy times and disappear when nobody needs them.