They say a near-death experience changes your outlook on life. So imagine the effect if an entire consultancy narrowly escapes the Grim Reaper’s clutches, as did Paddington group Ptarmigan Design. Unbeknown to the group, the safety devices on its heating system had broken, causing the temperature to rise. When the skylight began to blacken the management called in a heating specialist, just in case. Asked how long it would have taken before the roof had blown off, the specialist casually replied: ‘Oh, about two days’. Needless to say, we might see some bizarre work coming from that particular stable in the future.
The awards look at how design can contribute to a business’ success, and this year’s winning projects include those for Carlsberg, Raspberry Pi and Budweiser.
As T magazine unveils its new look under the editorial direction of novelist Hanya Yanagihara, we speak to creative director Patrick Li about the design’s greater “sense of urgency”, and
A new book from Thames & Hudson compiles over 60 examples of environmental graphics and murals from across the world. We speak to author and designer Sean Adams about the
Organised by file sharing service Loop.gl, London Loop will see work by designers and other creatives displayed in public spaces all over the city.