Levitate, the latest album from veteran rockers The Fall, features graphics from design group Venus. Based around photography from guitarist Tommy Crooks, the silver, red and black type aims to gives ‘a surreal yet impactful tone’ to the sleeves, says Venus partner Lucy Trustram. Launched in May this year, Venus is based within the offices of music publisher Total Record Company.
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.