Tonic has designed the CD cover for start-up label Ether Records’ first release, Gilles Peterson in Brazil. The two-disc compilation features a mix of 1960s and 1970s Brazilian music and more cutting-edge selections, and launches on 24 May. ‘We wanted to avoid stereotypical Brazilian imagery and create something completely different, modern and clean,’ says Tonic creative director Ranzie Anthony. The cover’s avant-garde typography and layout are ‘quite refined’, while the colour scheme ‘harks back to Brazil’, he explains. Tonic won the work, which also included designing the CD’s insert leaflet, after a two-way credentials pitch in February. Consultancy designer Andy West was creative lead on the project.
The design studio has created an abstract logo of a bridge reflected on water to represent the charity, which looks to protect and maintain England and Wales’ waterways.
A show at the Lettering Arts Centre in Suffolk will delve into the art of alphabets, tracing the history of communication design from ancient symbols to the sophisticated systems we
This year’s week-long celebration of design will see installations by Kellenberger-White, Studio Frith and Waugh Thistleton Architects, plus a refined, “playful” visual identity by Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa.
Weird World Cup is a project that sees 20 illustrators create humorous artworks, which will be sold online to raise money for education charity Football Beyond Borders.