The jury’s still out on the new Design Business Association marque, lovingly crafted by Coley Porter Bell. But early signs aren’t good. It’s not so much the vortex motif, as the blue and yellow colourway. It failed its first test last week at the association’s AGM, as chief executive Ian Rowland-Hill outlined the DBA’s growth over the years. Everything looked fine on-screen, apart from membership. The palest yellow line used to chart expansion simply didn’t show, leaving the audience to boggle over a trade body with no members. So it’s back to the drawing board then.
The 36-year-old cultural event has a new, reversible campaign identity for this year, which features comic strips that tell different tales depending on which way they are read.
The new events space by Mary Duggan Architects can be adapted with translucent curtains that sweep across the room to mark out different areas.
A London-based group of artists, designers and architects hosts workshops in King’s Cross every month that look to engage the young, local community, teach them new skills and help them
Alice Darbyshire, a mother and former HR professional at studios such as Landor, BrandOpus and Start, shares her advice for design leaders on how they can support those who have