Pentagram’s Angus Hyland and Fernando GutiÃ©rrez watched their beloved 1960s, 1970s and 1980s Cuban film posters auctioned a few weeks back. But £1689 was raised for Havana’s Centro Desarollo de las Artes Visuales, much helped by a hapless auction-goer bidding against herself. An ex-Pentagram employee paid £130 for Las Doce Sillas, by Anon, egged on by the superslick auctioneer – ‘Round it up, easy for accounting’ and ‘£42 sounds better’.
We speak to New York-based Pentagram partner Bierut about creating a more “consistent” identity for collaborative working tool Slack, retaining the “playfulness” of its beloved hashtag, and why the
Scanners that could eliminate the need to remove coats or shoes and machines that could mean we leave liquids in our bags were just some of the designs on display
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”.