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.
From a playful zine, to a “tribal” title sequence and “tongue-in-cheek” wine brand, these are the design projects that caught our eye in July.
London studio Among Equals has crafted the campaign, which takes inspiration from 1940s propaganda and reframes Churchillian language.
In-house design experts question the utility of portfolios when applying for jobs, instead preferring a more narrative approach with case studies where possible.
We’re rounded up the best things to see and do this month, from disability-friendly museum visits to navigating the post-grad years of design.