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.
From Colonel Sanders to Coco the Monkey, mascots can be some of the most resonant parts of brands. But how do you create a good one and keep it current?
Having won an award for services to design education, we chat to the designer about why craft isn’t as important as we might think, and why recycling is a con.
Design Partners has unveiled a wearable heart monitor vest, which aims to provide a more comfortable experience and deliver more accurate data.
The opening of the exhibition coincides with the upcoming COP26 climate conference, and interrogates how design can tackle the critical problem of waste.