Time Out this week launches the inaugural edition of London Republik, with a cover and teaser campaign designed by Johnson Banks. Group principal Michael Johnson says the magazine explores the notion of the capital as an autonomous entity, ‘separated from the rest of the country’. The artwork depicts London as ‘the egg of the yolk, the only cog, the ladder up in a sea of slippery snakes’. The black and red colour scheme and typeface play on the title and tap into Constructivist Russia, adds Johnson.
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.