A citizen’s discount card by Leeds City Council is launched this week. The card provides discounts on all council facilities, and around 40 local retailers and restaurants are also involved. Local consultancy Thompson Design Office won a competitive pitch, initially for a single card design. Six different cards were developed, however, each bearing a local image alongside a photograph of the card-owner. Anybody can buy the card (for around 7 for most Leeds residents), with concessions available for those claiming benefits.
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From a fully functional American diner through to Google’s unnerving house showing how technology has taken over our lives, we round up our favourites from this year’s Italian design festival.
Research conducted into the diversity of the creative industries shows the sector on the whole to be hard to access for ethnic minorities, women and those from low-income backgrounds.
Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi talks about why he decided to create a new typeface that incorporates braille and letters to cater for both blind and sighted people.