The ‘untold weirdness’ of cartoonist Steven Appleby’s mind was launched as a daily cartoon strip on Monday in one of Germany’s most conservative daily newspapers, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Normales Leben (Normal Life) is the first daily cartoon Appleby has created and joins his weekly cartoons in the Weekend Guardian, The Times and The Telegraph. The strip will mostly be based on original work by Appleby, which will have been translated by Berlin-based Ruth Keen. ‘Germans inexplicably enjoy [Appleby’s] humour,’ says Kasper de Graaf, chairman of Assorted Images, the artists’ company which represents Appleby.
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
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The DBA’s Annual Survey of over 150 businesses has shown that, while income and staff employment is on the up, clients are underpaying for design services.
From a new report about creative skills shortages post-Brexit, to our top picks from Design Manchester 2017, we round up the news from the last seven days.