The British Council’s Posh touring exhibition opens on Friday at the Tallinn Art House Gallery in Tallinn, Estonia, before travelling to Russia, Korea, Yugoslavia and Poland. Designed by Una (London) with illustrator Paul Slater and Stickland Coombe Architects, the show examines how Britain’s traditional and luxury brands are ‘coping with an increasingly egalitarian society’, and how they are transforming themselves through contemporary design. Among those brands under the spotlight are Pringle, Garrard, Portmeirion, Wedgwood and British Airways. For more information about the exhibition see www.britishcouncil.org.
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.