Ericsson has launched a new phone allowing owners to stamp their personality on their mobile, through advanced technological features and a selection of covers. Designed by the Swedish group’s in-house team, the A2618 features a more sculpted look, in a significant move away from Ericsson’s traditionally hard-edged phones. The technology allows users to download images, including photographs, to compose tunes, and programme the phone according to whether they are in a meeting, in the car, outdoors or at home. Accessories include a range of colourful wraparound covers, connectable FM radio, MP3 player and Chatboard – a small keyboard that clicks into the phone, easing the process of text messaging or e-mailing.
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.
Weird World Cup is a project that sees 20 illustrators create humorous artworks, which will be sold online to raise money for education charity Football Beyond Borders.