The prompt and on-budget opening of the second phase of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link has been a major feat for designers, according to its lead consultant for wayfinding and signage on the project, Tony Howard. The High Speed 1 Line, as it is now known, was inaugurated by the Queen on Tuesday and officially begins services next week (14 November). It will deliver national and international trains to three new destina tions – stations in Ebbsfleet, Kent, Stratford in east London and St Pancras in central London. Among the design groups involved are Transport Design Consultancy, branding group Lewis Moberly and typeface designers Dalton Maag, which have all collaborated on the £800m project. Architects and civil engineers on the project included Arup, Pascal & Watson and Chapman Taylor.
The trainline has launched an awareness campaign around recycling and sustainability, and has commissioned illustrator Rebecca Sutherland to “upcycle” old newspapers and drink cans into intricate sculptures for it.
The organisation, which offers practical support and advice to children, young people, families and schools, has been given a new identity by Chromatic Brands in time for national Anti-Bullying Week.
MinaLima, the graphic design duo behind the Harry Potter film series, has created all the enchanting props that are due to appear in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of
“Living with less”, “living with others” and “living on the move” are some of the themes in the new show at the Design Museum delving into future visions of the