Asda may have lost the High Court design feud between its Puffins and McVitie’s Penguins last week, but that didn’t spoil the company’s appetite for publicity. The retailer issued a statement that the court had ruled: “Asda could continue to call its biscuits Puffins, albeit with minor changes to the packaging.” And no sooner had the judgement been passed than two Asda-sponsored human-sized “seabirds” waddled across the zebra crossing outside the courtroom for the benefit of the cameras. But perhaps it could be seen as vindication of the judgement that it was not clear to non-ornithologists whether the birds were puffins or penguins. Maybe they were one of each.
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
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.