Last week saw the closing credits run for design’s answer to The Italian Job when south London’s Cope & Glory handed over more than 4000 to charities from their re-creation of the cult British film. Cope & Glory’s Ian Nuttall and friends re-enacted the Mini Cooper-borne caper so faithfully it’s hard to know if this picture is an original film still or a holiday snap. Nuttall says: ‘We were amazed when we found the location they’d used on the film. It’s a military museum and the curator just looked at the cars and started smiling. It turned out he started his job the week they filmed there back in 1967.’ The boys even blagged their way to the rooftop test track of the old Fiat factory in Turin which also featured the film.
A set of six stamps have been released to mark the 250th birthday of the Royal Academy of the Arts, and have been designed by renowned artists.
Earth is a kit made up of a model globe and smartphone app that uses augmented reality and artificial intelligence to teach people about the history of the world.
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