Royal College of Art student Marta Lago Arenas last week scooped the coveted D&AD Student of the Year award for a stackable set of cutlery (above), which can be carried as a single item. The range was designed in response to a D&AD Nesta Product Design & Innovation award brief to create tableware that can be used across different cultures and cooking. Blackpool & The Fylde College student David Threlfall also won for his images of rural scenery (right), imposed on suburban architecture and landmarks. It was the first time in the award’s 26-year history that two students have been selected to receive the accolade.
Two immersive installations at Amy: Beyond the Stage from set designer Chiara Stephenson seek to show a different side of the troubled singer.
As the year draws to a close, here is our pick of festive and not-so-festive design events that are not to be missed in December.
Illustration-led puzzle companies speak with us about how they have capitalised on a market which has been supercharged by pandemic lockdowns and a desire to “switch off”.
From colour charting the Beach Boys to a characterful pet food rebrand, these were some of our favourite projects from the past month.