The Observer has rejuvenated its image and has a new masthead created by the paper’s in-house design team. The over-all redesign includes four colour-coded broadsheet sections and aims to be progressive while recognising the paper’s historical background, says design editor Graham Black. ‘Our aim was to give the Observer a concise, contemporary and relaxed feel which at the same time reiterates the authority of the paper,’ Black adds. The paper has also launched Preview, a 48-page listings and entertainment supplement. Design is by the Guardian and Observer product development unit headed by launch art director James Chambers.
The Wild lets users design spaces and share their vision “in real time”, which the company claims can help bridge the gap between ideas and reality
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.