The BBC’s international entertainment channel BBC Prime has signed up an unusual host for its regular Comedy Night slot on Sundays: William Shakespeare, or rather a virtual reality Willy. Created by Digital Animations Group, the virtual bard is desperate for the spotlight and will do almost anything for a laugh – apparently. Devotees of the (real) bard may argue that he foresaw his virtual incarnation given the words of Macbeth: ‘Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more.’
The visual system created by SomeOne is based on movement patterns of birds gliding on thermal columns, which allow them to travel long distances with ease.
As part of our series on design in 2019, Rosy Greenlees OBE, executive director of the Crafts Council, looks at what will happen in furniture design over the next 12
Etienne Bardelli has created the graphics for a Chevrolet Impala and Volkswagen camper van, which move around the vast country collecting local people’s experiences to be shared online.
As part of our series on design in 2019, Katie Cadwallader, senior designer at Supple Studio, looks at what will happen in packaging design over the next 12 months.