This week Figtree opens its doors and puts its feet straight up on the desk, with a biting parody of ‘brand dictionaries’. Judging from the time and effort that has gone into writing the spoof ‘The A-Z of Branding’, Figtree founders and former Innocence stalwarts John Holten and Simon Myers are in need of light relief. Aping the Wolffian style for alphabetical annuals, we find ‘B’ is for Brandometer, that legendary black box of many a pitch, for solving all brand problems at the touch of a button. ‘M’ is for mood-boards, ‘N’ is for the Nineties and ‘O’ is for off-brand. ‘T’ is for ‘top right’, that place on the big chart where you always need to ‘move your brand to’. This book’s just what you need to get all your ducks in a row.
The professional finance body has been given a new look by Smith & Milton, which includes a flat, line-drawn coat of arms, san-serif typeface and updated colour palette.
The museum and cultural hubin Shenzhen has announced it will open to the public in December, and will include a permanent gallery space curated by the V&A.
The 12th edition of the annual design festival takes place this coming March, and will see the likes of Gail Bichler and Chris Ware speak.
Consultancy Interabang has designed the set of stamps, which feature 10 of the most famous toys created in Britain from the last 100 years, including Space Hopper and Spirograph.