The Art Man Max character is the life and soul of Colchester’s imminent arts week, injecting more personality into the promotional campaign than Richard Branson into his Virgin. The story is that poster star Max is a London-type arts guru, in Colchester for the week. Jean Miller Design designer Paul Marten says Max will be an eye-opener, attracting punters to events. The images are intended to reflect art and are treated to look as if they’ve been painted.
Cheltenham-based consultancy ArthurSteenHorneAdamson (ASHA) worked with the children’s charity on a new logo, tone of voice and branded products.
It’s hard to write for brands without sounding forced, argues Rob Mitchell, co-founder at copywriting agency We All Need Words — most brands give up altogether and let the design
The exhibition includes banknotes baked in apple pie, dexterity tests for bank staff and a “Cold War calculator”.
The Curious Customs collection – created by London-based design studio NB – depicts traditions from cheese rolling to bog snorkelling.