Budding events and celebrity-wedding designers should turn post haste to ‘Preston Bailey’s Design for Entertaining’, a book that winged its way into our under-decorated lives this week. Bailey, a kind of personal Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen to star clients, offers a host of useful tips. ‘The entrance area is the first thing your guests see when they arrive at an event,’ he ventures insightfully, before camping out a reception table with a lily pond of name badges. Sadly, Bailey fails spectacularly in his own advice to ‘use airy or minimalist decorations’.
The graphics of clubbing has been celebrated in a new book by designer Rick Banks. Now, designers reflect on their favourite nightclub identities from over the decades.
Eureka! has created a new identity for Bristol Old Vic, which is based on its archive of typography and poster designs dating back to the 18th century.
Humphries Kirk has worked with the Design Business Association and its members for 30 years, helping design studios grow, transition and close when necessary, having recently assisted the sale of
Children’s book illustration student Viola Wang has scooped this year’s top prize, beating over 80 other entrants.