With the ever growing cult of celebrity looming large among us, the Central Illustration Agency, in conjunction with its US affiliate Bernstein and Adriulli, has commissioned 72 illustrators for their visual views on the theme. Illustrators from countries including Italy, Germany, Japan, the US and Britain responded to the brief with a variety of ideas ranging from ‘the literal to the lateral, scathing to celebratory’, says a CIA spokeswoman. The ‘tongue-in-cheek’ work (from left to right: Donny Miller, Jessie Ford and Louisa St Pierre) will be on show at the Alphabet Bar on London’s Beak Street from 11 September. Postcard packs will be for sale for £7.50, with proceeds going to the Red Cross.
The project, which centres around an updated “WB” shield, aims to lay the groundwork for the company’s future ahead of its centenary in 2023.
The updated international logo is a “true reflection of the Dutch mentality” and is central to a brand strategy based around openness, inventiveness and inclusivity.
The redesign aims to attract “new, younger and more culturally diverse audiences” to the 118-year-old magazine, while avoiding confusion with The Times newspaper.
Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries spans over 500 years of medical objects.