Attik has brought an ‘industrial glamour’ to the identity and visual styling of R&B producer StarGate’s first single in its own right, Easier Said Than Done, which is released next week. StarGate has previously worked on records for Mary J Blige and Sisqo among others. In contrast to the typically ‘slick’ image of the R&B scene, the work manifests a ‘grittier, more street-level attitude’, according to Attik senior designer Richard Smith. He adds, ‘We need to create an image that grabs the attention of the pop single buyer, but also appeals to more hardened R&B fans.’ The designs encompass CD covers and promotional material, as well as album covers and video sleeves, which will be released later this year.
The Guardian Media Group’s Sunday paper, The Observer, has launched a biannual, print design magazine, which looks to bridge the gap between consumer and specialist publications.
Online art shop RoomFifty has worked with studio Intoart, commissioning four disabled creatives to design prints that are being sold for £20 each.
Protests against climate change and ecological destruction are currently taking place across the world – we speak to graphic designer, Clive Russell, about how the eco group has used creativity
Samsung says its Space Monitor has been designed to address the customer desire for more deskspace by offering an elegant solution, which allows the product to blend into its environment.