Location: Journey Shoe Gallery, off London’s Carnaby Street. Time: sometime after midnight during the festive season. ‘Oi,’ gurgles Easytiger creative director Richard Collier [back of head, pictured], ‘That bloke with the pen, it’s bloody Mani from Primal Scream. Oi, Mani! I fuggin’ love you, mate!’ ‘You should have been there,’ says Easytiger boss Adam Devey Smith. ‘The party was so good I can’t remember any of it.’
The design studio has renamed the funeral comparison service Beyond, giving it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter the “sunsets, flowers and doves”
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.