Although it’s tempting to burn your course work upon graduation, the case of Oonagh Byrne (23) highlights the folly of such an action. Byrne designed a logo for the British Lace Federation as part of her final-year project at Nottingham Trent University. And the federation liked it so much, it’s encouraging retailers to use it as a hallmark device denoting products made using Nottingham lace-industry techniques. Unfortunately, the federation is not paying for the logo, but it’s still good to see it championing students’ work.
The design studio has renamed the funeral comparison service Beyond, giving it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter the “sunsets, flowers and doves”
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.