Roots and Shoots, the Institute of Contemporary Art’s showcase of music emerging from the folk scene, kicks off this weekend in London, with artwork, flyers, a logo and an ink stamp created by illustrator Rob Ryan. An ex-Royal College of Art print-maker, Ryan has an eclectic, freehand style, borrowing from poetry, collage and music. Roots and Shoots will seek to blend a traditional folk heritage with blues, electronica, Americana, country, jazz and psychedelic influences. It is on from 6pm to 2am on Saturday. Details: www.ica.org.uk.
The branding features a strong, typographic logo based on the designer’s initials, and a “clashing” colour palette of beige and pink.
Last week, we wrote about a new retrospective on graphic designer Nigel Waymouth, whose psychedelic work graced the album covers of Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix during the 1960s. Now,
Illustrator and designer Ben Tallon looks at how rising tuition fees are deterring budding creative students, and asks whether short courses could be just as valuable.
The organisation’s ongoing Design in the Public Sector programme will focus on addressing lifestyle issues such as smoking through prevention methods as part of a 16-week course.