Red Design has art directed the sleeve for the debut album from Burbuja, the first release on Cristian Vogel’s Station 55 Records. Burbuja was formed by Merche Blasco and features musique concrète compositions created from sounds collected in European cities. Red Design has created a bespoke typeface from woven, hair-like strands to reflect the ‘delicate, fragile nature of the music’. Photography is by Phillip Ebeling.
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.