The European Commission has defended its move to create a celebratory brand identity to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, via a free international student competition. A spokesman for EC vice-president Margot Wallström says they are enlisting ‘young people’ because they want the occasion to be not just for ‘diplomats, politicians and civil servants.’ The contest is open to all EU students.
Wolff Olins creative director Emma Barratt, creative director Kate Dawkins, Yarza Twins, Barclays Experience design director Noel Lyons join more experts from across the design industry.
The museum, which will close for two years in May to enable construction, will eventually feature work from the likes of Olafur Eliasson, Virgil Abloh and Yves Béhar.
Milan’s annual celebration of design focuses on innovation in the home, while also looking at global events and tackling sustainability.
The British condom manufacturer’s new brand positioning supposedly takes a stand against “sexual taboos, stigmas and outdated, non-inclusive attitudes”.