Inspired by illustrated books from the Victorian era, novelist Alasdair Gray challenges typesetting conventions by illustrating his own work. Hannah Booth talks to the writer whose first publisher forgot to pay him for his designs
There’s a glut of graphic design tomes out this autumn, as publishers vie to assess the state of the field. Fiona Sibley looks for inspiration from around the world in one of the most intriguing new additions
The smartest workplaces are those which adopt strategies to make their employees feel happier and more motivated. Pamela Buxton investigates some recent examples of forward-looking design thinking in the office arena
Nike is developing a global brand marque for its basketball division in conjunction with Made Thought. The division is set to launch at the end of this year. The London multidisciplinary consultancy won the business without a pitch, after Nike Basketball approached it directly to develop the marque and a set of brand guidelines in […]
A design scheme that is set to raise the profile of Kent’s Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery is a step further to being realised this week, after a £2m earmarked grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The MS Society is this week launching a set of brand
guidelines, by Spencer du Bois, in a bid to reinstate the charity’s core principles
Johnson Banks has created an identity for the US philanthropic organisation Unbound, designed using 59 separate words. The letterforms are constructed of words commonly used by the charitable foundation. This is the first graphics work it has commissioned. The graphics and brand consultancy was appointed eight months ago on the basis of its credentials, having […]
Sony Bravia, the brand that launched the renowned multicoloured balls and paint ads, has unveiled two new event spaces called The Colour Rooms. Developed in collaboration with Lunch Communications and design consultancy Odd, the Colour Rooms are temporary, multi-use event spaces in London and Berlin. Both aim to provide an environment suitable for a range […]
I can’t really go on criticising the work of well-known and should-know-better design consultancies (see Letters, DW 28 June), but Conran Design Group’s work for the Alzheimer’s Society is a shame (DW 20 September). They seem to have just accepted the copy – ‘leading the fight against dementia’. Maybe they wrote it. Maybe they fought […]
I loved Scott Billings’ article on 3D prototyping (DW 20
September) – it brought out the space cadet in me.
By Fiona Sibley And now, news from another small island. The changing world of modern Japan, and its many faces beyond the dazzling urban scapes of Tokyo, is presented this month in an exhibition charting more than 60 years of art photography since the end of World War II. Numerous historic portraits in black and […]
Production-led or ideas-driven? If you’re honest enough to stick to one side of this fault line, clients will flock to your door. Know thyself, says Simon Myers