After a 30-year hiatus, cartoonist Raymond Briggs has resurrected his Father Christmas character on a series of festive stamps for Royal Mail. Taking the weather as a theme, Briggs depicts the portly present-bearer battling snow, rain and sleet on his traditional Christmas Eve delivery round. Jane Ryan, head of design at Royal Mail Stamps, commissioned Briggs to design the stamps and to create additional material, including air letters and presentation packs. The stamps launch this week.
The professional finance body has been given a new look by Smith & Milton, which includes a flat, line-drawn coat of arms, san-serif typeface and updated colour palette.
The museum and cultural hubin Shenzhen has announced it will open to the public in December, and will include a permanent gallery space curated by the V&A.
The 12th edition of the annual design festival takes place this coming March, and will see the likes of Gail Bichler and Chris Ware speak.
Consultancy Interabang has designed the set of stamps, which feature 10 of the most famous toys created in Britain from the last 100 years, including Space Hopper and Spirograph.