Leeds consultancy Elmwood is giving a gladiatorial edge to England’s ice hockey premier league champions The Sheffield Steelers. Elmwood design director and Steelers fan Mike Owen conceived of creating a series of ‘steel hero’ branded characters. Thus Tommy Plommer, alias The Duke, appears with a crown in his graphic form. The individual player logos are being applied to T-shirts, posters, badges, car stickers and other merchandise. Elmwood has also been commissioned to produce design ideas for a new club strip, the club’s identity and match programmes.
From circular economies within fashion to rehabilitating indigenous communities, a crop of young designers are focusing on design’s capacity for social change.
The poster database is a partnership between Glug and It’s Our Time, targeted at people who have not voted before.
Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, The Liminal Space has created a travelling installation to help some of the 3.2 million UK workers who regularly contribute to the nightshift economy.
Cars: Accelerating the Modern World — the first exhibition exclusively dedicated to automobiles at the museum — explores the machine’s history and future.