Fitting the right peg in the right hole is the theme used by Landor for its design concept for the new Design Business Association directory. The directory, due to come out in October, includes articles on choosing and appointing a design consultancy as well as the pitfalls of free-pitching. Landor’s executive creative director Richard Ford describes the wood-block puzzle solution as ‘a colourful visual analogy where finding the missing piece of puzzle runs in parallel with finding the right design group to meet your needs’. The star block appears as a bookmark, while the empty star shape left on the cover is debossed to increase its graphic impact.
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
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.
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.