Publisher Thames & Hudson launches a travel series next week entitled Style City. The Senate created initial concepts and Grade Design realised the concepts – designing jackets and refining visuals to create the books. Targeting a young, affluent audience the books are visually led, says Grade Design creative director Peter Dawson. ‘Photography [by Anthony Webb and Ingrid Rasmussen] is very important. We wanted to make the books as vibrant as possible,’ Dawson says. A series of ten books is planned, with London (cover and spread pictured) and Paris the first to launch.
The capital’s most prominent design festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
This year’s competition invited designers in training to revamp the cover of three well-known books across adult fiction, adult non-fiction and children’s literature.
The new branding centres upon a dynamic R logo, which intends to evoke the “gestural quality of a dancer in motion”.
The UK-based social organisation has a new name, five-year strategy plan and “dynamic, moving identity” system.