Elise Valmorbida, who will quit as creative director of Fitch when her first novel, Mathilde Waltzing, is published later this year, has confessed that she is “too close” to the project to be able design her own cover. But she managed to include a clause in her contract enabling her to choose who will do the work on her book. And working on the principal that many readers do judge a book by its cover, she has insisted on appointing somebody she knows. The cover will therefore be created by Julian Roberts, her colleague at… Fitch.
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.