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.
McDermott & McGough’s piece is a functional, secular safe space that can be used by the public for quiet contemplation or hired out for ceremonies.
This month, head to Manchester for a city-wide design extravaganza, delve into the world of Roald Dahl and read all about the history of graphic design.
Exhibitions, print fairs and a room full of giant bees are among our picks of the best events to get down to at this year’s Northern extravaganza.
As World Mental Health Day takes place this week, we speak to designers, freelance creatives and illustrators about their experiences of mental illness or issues, and ask