Doodles by illustrator Andrew Rae in Nesta’s 2002-2003 annual report, designed by Blast, have been hand-drawn to denote its support of creativity. As the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, Nesta funds a host of innovative design, technological and creative projects to help bring ideas to market. Blast creative director Colin Gifford says the report needed to address ‘the paradox between financial risk and creative risk’. Blast commissioned Rae to provide a mercurial creative element alongside the conventional treatment of the factual content.
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.