The controversial portfolio of 42 images and health warnings that will appear on cigarette packs across Europe from next year have been created by Brussels design group Chili Con Carne. It was appointed by the European Commission last year, following a competitive tender. While the health warnings will be compulsory, individual governments will decide whether to force cigarette companies to use the images. See Vox Pop, page 11.
The branding features a strong, typographic logo based on the designer’s initials, and a “clashing” colour palette of beige and pink.
Last week, we wrote about a new retrospective on graphic designer Nigel Waymouth, whose psychedelic work graced the album covers of Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix during the 1960s. Now,
Illustrator and designer Ben Tallon looks at how rising tuition fees are deterring budding creative students, and asks whether short courses could be just as valuable.
The organisation’s ongoing Design in the Public Sector programme will focus on addressing lifestyle issues such as smoking through prevention methods as part of a 16-week course.