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 capital’s most prominent design festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
This year’s competition invited designers in training to revamp the cover of three well-known books across adult fiction, adult non-fiction and children’s literature.
The new branding centres upon a dynamic R logo, which intends to evoke the “gestural quality of a dancer in motion”.
The UK-based social organisation has a new name, five-year strategy plan and “dynamic, moving identity” system.