The Brighton-based design group was appointed in October on the strength of its work on the city’s previous three festivals.
Harrison is currently working up concepts for a brand image, according to creative director Chris Harrison, who says, ‘There needs to be a nod towards Eno, but the branding also needs to be grounded in Brighton.’
For this year’s festival, the artistic director – artist Anish Kapoor – collaborated with Harrison on branding. Of next year, Harrison says, ‘We’re hoping Eno will have quite a bit of involvement. Hopefully we’ll get to meet him and show him the work as it develops.’
The brochure will launch in February before the branding rolls out across 48-sheet posters, bus shelter sites, press adverts, T-shirts and festival programmes.
Former Roxy Music keyboardist Eno is to curate a series of events across the arts festival, including his own soundscape works. One commissioned sound installation by Eno will be mounted in several locations around the city.
He will also display 77 Million Paintings, a continuously evolving ‘visual music’ image-scape.