The Scarlet Tunic, on show at the Cannes Film Festival, is a romantic tragedy adapted from Thomas Hardy’s short story The Melancholy Hussar. Beaconsfield consultancy Milestone created the poster for Scorpio Productions. ‘Our choice of images and type on the poster is designed to give the film a big budget, classic Merchant Ivory feel,’ says Milestone director Jay Cowper. The Scarlet Tunic is released in the UK this summer.
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.