Question: how many puns can you make out of the word ‘sekt’? Answer: how long is a piece of string? Okay, that’s another question, but you get the idea. Designer Kate Parsons and illustrator Fred Blunt have exhausted almost every permutation for client Hallgarten, a German wine importer, and its sekt brand – a German sparkling wine. Thus ‘Sekt Education’ nestles alongside ‘Sekt in the City’ (surely ‘and’?) and ‘Discover the joy of Sekt’. In case you hadn’t guessed, the sekt-specific product, in particular those cute ‘piccolo’ bottles supermodels drink through straws, is aimed at women.
We recently wrote about a long-lost Albanian alphabet, discovered by a university student from Kosovo. Now, typographers and graphic designers tell us about their favourite scripts, from Arabic ones
Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill has created the Saatchi Suite where visitors can experience and purchase the art and design which has been curated within the space.
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.