At the Four Designers conference last year Johnson Banks principal Michael Johnson challenged students to customise his fruit and veg-themed stamp designs for Royal Mail (DW 20 March 2003). Chris Wilson receives £100 for his winning design in the impromptu competition, a rocket-propelled strawberry (pictured), selected by Johnson and DW editor Lynda Relph-Knight. Runners-up were Matt Davies for his ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ idea and Cheryl Hyams for her skit on celebrities. Royal Mail’s design manager Jane Ryan supported the initiative.
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.
Starling Crossing is a prototype road design that would see crossings light up as people approach a road and disappear when nobody needs them.
As the retailer marks its 30th birthday in the UK, we visit its immersive house party in London and speak to interior design leader Clotilde Passalacqua.
The BlackBerry Motion has ditched the brand’s signature keyboard and has a 14cm-wide touchscreen, with an Apple-style home button at the bottom.