Trading places

Having a big sister comes with mixed blessings, but there are times when the upside outweighs the disadvantages. This is what we at Design Week have discovered in our dealings with our older stablemate Creative Review, especially when it means our readers benefit.

This is the case with CR’s Sohnar-sponsored talk later this month, when Pentagram partner Angus Hyland will present a filleted version of his latest book, Symbols, written with Steven Bateman. We can offer 60 of you free tickets if you put in your bid in time.

Symbols looks at some 1300 globally recognised visual markss, which are categorised according to their visual characteristics. Phew.

But in case you are worried about being part of a Pentagram lock-in, Hyland has pared his choice down to just ten for the talk. Our reckoning is, though, that it probably took him longer to hone the symbols down for the talk than it did to make the book selection.

The talk will be kick off at 6.30pm on 29 June at Pentagram’s  London office, 11 Needham Road, London W11 2RP.  If you want to  apply for a free ticket please contact Jade Mellor with your name, job title and consultancy on 0207 970 6238. You might even mention you’re a friend of little sis.

Symbols by Angus Hyland and Steven Bateman is published by Laurence King, priced £22.50.

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