He looks scary, but we’re told he’s a ‘gentle giant’. Steve Walker, six foot four and 23 stone Brunel University design graduate and former bouncer, has designed a ‘slash-proof, punch-proof suit of body armour’ for doormen. We can’t think of a better use for two types of rubber during the Christmas run-in. Bet he likes Lord of the Rings, too.
The design studio has renamed the funeral comparison service Beyond, giving it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter the “sunsets, flowers and doves”
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.