Celebration, excitement, freedom and liberation were the heady themes given to illustrator Brian Grimwood by Carter Wong & Partners, for a project for national charity Whizzkids. The charity, which provides mobility aids for young children, appointed Carter Wong to design a logo, invitation and ticket for its fifth birthday ball in June. The consultancy has created a design concept around a character chosen from a shortlist of four drawings by Grimwood. `The character is a lively, hopeful and fun individual, designed to represent mobility and the feeling inside that less able children are capable of achieving things now that they could never do before,’ says a consultancy spokeswoman. Carter Wong has also asked other illustrators to donate illustrations for the charity’s prize draw at the ball. Participants include Quentin Blake and Axel Scheffler.
The design studio has created an abstract logo of a bridge reflected on water to represent the charity, which looks to protect and maintain England and Wales’ waterways.
A show at the Lettering Arts Centre in Suffolk will delve into the art of alphabets, tracing the history of communication design from ancient symbols to the sophisticated systems we
This year’s week-long celebration of design will see installations by Kellenberger-White, Studio Frith and Waugh Thistleton Architects, plus a refined, “playful” visual identity by Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa.
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