Problem Solved, a book by Johnson Banks creative director Michael Johnson, will be published in October. The book analyses the issues and problems faced by designers when presented with a client’s brief. Each chapter looks at an individual problem in detail and uses case studies of designers who have solved issues in innovative ways. The cover, designed by Johnson, is based on the printers’ marque, an interrobang, which was researched by Harriet Devoy. The book will be published by Phaidon Press, priced £29.95.
With both undergoing considerable image changes and integrating new digital tools over the past few years, Design Week explores the mission of bringing heritage organisations into the present day for
The project, which centres around an updated “WB” shield, aims to lay the groundwork for the company’s future ahead of its centenary in 2023.
The updated international logo is a “true reflection of the Dutch mentality” and is central to a brand strategy based around openness, inventiveness and inclusivity.
The redesign aims to attract “new, younger and more culturally diverse audiences” to the 118-year-old magazine, while avoiding confusion with The Times newspaper.