Once again we enjoyed speakers at the design symposium Here 2014. The team at Its Nice That put together an inspiring selection of designers, artists, photographers and illustrators to talk about their work, successes and failures.
Two of the highlights for us were provided by graphic artist Marion Deuchars and Marina Willer Partner at Pentagram, both grounding graphic communication very much in the real world.
We’re rather proud of the latest issue #54 of AMA’s (Arts Marketing Association) JAM. It is always a challenge to find suitable images for the cover of this influential forum for professional marketers and promoters. We loved this evocative photograph of trapeze artists in shadow by Florence Delahaye. It perfectly expresses the ‘high wire’ relationship between financing the arts through fundraising and donations as an increasingly important part of marketing the arts.
We visited the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition last week and enjoyed the effort made by the curators to engage with social media. Lots of encouragement to take photos. Most of the dummies faces were animated by moving image loops projected onto them of his models and celebrity clients – winking, smiling, opening their eyes or mouthing simple phrases. All showcasing JPGs fashion over three decades. The exhibition flows with the designer’s Gallic charm. The Barbican excels again with this the latest in a series of exhibitions about leading fashion designers.
Sugarfree have created a vibrant new sub-brand identity CareerCentral for University of East Anglia Careers Service (UEA). The new identity sits under the UEA main brand, originally designed by Wolff Olins.
This bright, sunny poster announced the opening of CareerCentral’s new building, with signage, wayfinding and wallpapers designed by Sugarfree.