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.
The professional finance body has been given a new look by Smith & Milton, which includes a flat, line-drawn coat of arms, san-serif typeface and updated colour palette.
The museum and cultural hubin Shenzhen has announced it will open to the public in December, and will include a permanent gallery space curated by the V&A.
The 12th edition of the annual design festival takes place this coming March, and will see the likes of Gail Bichler and Chris Ware speak.
Consultancy Interabang has designed the set of stamps, which feature 10 of the most famous toys created in Britain from the last 100 years, including Space Hopper and Spirograph.