‘One of the pieces we regard as seminal is a catalogue Wim Crouwel designed in 1970 for an exhibition of the work of artist Claes Oldenburg for the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. The typographic cover is inspired by Oldenburg’s work. As ever, Crouwel used content to reveal form – one of the basic tenets of modernist design. Nowadays, however, taken out of context and misappropriated, the alphabet could easily be mistaken for an illiterate teenager’s misconceived dalliance.’
As part of our series on design in 2019, Sebastian Conran, founder of his self-named studio, looks at what will happen in product design over the next 12 months.
The rebrand by Blast Design is centred around a logo with ligature-inspired lettering and a graphic device made of joined-up lines, to express the idea of “bringing people together”.
Centaur’s marketing and communications division has been repositioned as XEIM, a name derived from “eXcellence in marketing”, which XEIM helps its customers achieve.
Tech company Envisics has used augmented reality and holograms to create a new way of showing drivers which way to go, with directions displayed on the roads in front of