The University of East Anglia is claiming to be the first university ever to use a hologram on a prospectus. Its 1997 prospectus cover is designed by UEA graphic design head Donna Youngs and Chris Levine, designer at London holographic consultancy IC Holographic. Youngs was aiming to break away from the hologram as ‘a novelty item found on a cereal packet’. Levine also wanted to change the way holograms are used. ‘They tend to justify themselves purely on their gimmick factor and are generally void of any meaningful image, content or contemporary style of execution,’ he says.
Creative director Jenny Theolin has launched a new platform that will name studios which treat their junior employees well based on “positive” reviews, rather than a “black-list” that shames companies.
The 30 shortlisted designs for this year’s Loewe Craft Prize will go on display at the museum this May, and the overall winner will be awarded €50,000.
The shortlist of 200 illustrators has been whittled down from over 3,000 entries, and will go on display at Somerset House in June.
A new research project by Thomas.Matthews and students from the RCA is aiming to “continue the conversation” about sustainability in the publishing industry.