There’s no doubt that techno and album-sleeve design are more important than life itself, particularly to the semi-professional DJs on Design Week’s production desk, but if Red Design’s Ed Templeton is to be believed, they’re more important than that. Of the group’s artwork for independent dance music label, Soma, Templeton said last week, ‘The artwork is a response to the epic nature of the album title – Alien Radio – and is inspired by the Constructavist [sic] celebration of huge scale and epic human achievement, echoing the nature of the music (techno).’ What would Templeton verbally make of the Soma album sleeve created by Red Design for Mr Hermano’s Free as the Morning Sun?
A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
From a fully functional American diner through to Google’s unnerving house showing how technology has taken over our lives, we round up our favourites from this year’s Italian design festival.
Research conducted into the diversity of the creative industries shows the sector on the whole to be hard to access for ethnic minorities, women and those from low-income backgrounds.
Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi talks about why he decided to create a new typeface that incorporates braille and letters to cater for both blind and sighted people.