All hail the demise of the Podge lunch, the uber-networking event dedicated to a keen fostering of better working practice in the design industry, and erm, all that. After ten years, Phil Jones is hanging up his organiser’s hat and getting a gym membership. But watch this space. The rumour is it will return in a different guise. Thanks to Carl Ison from Fishburn Hedges for these shots of the prototypes developed for the imminent launch of Podge Catering Incorporated. Oh and to Navy Blue for mailing the evidence.
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.
The DBA’s Annual Survey of over 150 businesses has shown that, while income and staff employment is on the up, clients are underpaying for design services.
From a new report about creative skills shortages post-Brexit, to our top picks from Design Manchester 2017, we round up the news from the last seven days.