Imagination’s departing creative head, Alex Ritchie, evidently has ambitions to laird it over the hoi polloi. Before launching his career anew in sunny Los Angeles, Ritchie is planning a trip around his native Scotland in search of a castle to call home. ‘Only a small one, with no turrets,’ says the ever-modest Ritchie. Let’s hope his time spent working for entertainments giant Disney doesn’t have too much influence on the decor.
The branding features a strong, typographic logo based on the designer’s initials, and a “clashing” colour palette of beige and pink.
Last week, we wrote about a new retrospective on graphic designer Nigel Waymouth, whose psychedelic work graced the album covers of Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix during the 1960s. Now,
Illustrator and designer Ben Tallon looks at how rising tuition fees are deterring budding creative students, and asks whether short courses could be just as valuable.
The organisation’s ongoing Design in the Public Sector programme will focus on addressing lifestyle issues such as smoking through prevention methods as part of a 16-week course.