1. Lessons from Lockdown Logo animation

    With countries going into second lockdowns, were there any hopeful lessons from the first?

    We have been working on Lessons from Lockdown with Rapid Transition Alliance and this is what we have found...

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    Lesson 1 – Looking after each other better

    The way in which individuals, organisations and governments responded to benefit the wider community points the way toward a world where this way of working could be the new norm. It also suggests a number of policy shifts that would help us to carry on looking after each other better, as the world emerges from the pandemic. Find out more

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    Lesson 2 – More space for people and nature

    Responses to the coronavirus pandemic showed that we can quickly make more space for people and nature in our towns and cities. The measures are increasingly important as people become more aware of a dramatic global decline of plant and animal numbers and how habitat loss drives the spread of viruses between animals and humans. Ecological decline creates prime conditions for pandemics as our human activities push climate breakdown and encroach ever closer into the last wild spaces on earth. Find out more

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    Lesson 3 – Living with less stuff

    During the first lockdown many people adapted to create new, different, ways of living that turned out to be less wasteful, more thoughtful and kinder on our environment. And, given that ecological decline creates conditions for pandemics, how especially in relatively wealthy countries, better lives are possible with less ‘stuff’. Find out more

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    We want to make sure that these free unbranded, collaborative resources travel as far as possible. Please share through your social media account and on any newsletters you produce. Download Resources

  2. Issue 3 of canals EDGE, the quarterly publication designed by bwa for Canal & River Trust, is now hot of the press and packed with summer activities along the canal, celebrating the 50th birthday of Milton Keynes.

    Canal & River Trust, canal's EDGE, Issues 1, 2 and 3

  3. bwa design_Hay-on-Wye

    We are looking for a junior/middle-weight talented designer who wants to make a positive impact in society. If you like dramatic views and want to make a difference, join our fast-paced design team on the Welsh borders. We design to inspire action, interest and curiosity for high profile clients across the social, environmental and heritage sectors.  

    Our new designer must have a strong appetite to get stuck in on all projects, step up to challenges and be keen to develop new skills and progress quickly. 

    The role will include:
    // conceptual development for print, 3D and digital projects
    // adaptation and development of creative solutions in keeping with brand guidelines
    // artworking of print publications from leaflets to annual reports to exhibition displays
    // problem solving for client briefs
    // working in collaboration with the creative team
    // working to deadlines
    // liaising with clients and suppliers
    // learning new skills

    Required skills:
    // good technical skills in Adobe Creative Suite
    // the ability to pick up new skills quickly
    // basic understanding of print and production process, with a strong interest to learn more
    // basic artwork knowledge with the desire to learn more
    // the confidence to ask questions and highlight concerns when they arise
    // strong organisation skills and the ability to multi-task
    // excellent attention to detail

    Bonus but not essential: Vectorworks, SketchUp, After Effects

    Please apply in writing, stating why you’d like to work with us; and enclose your cv and a pdf of work
    (10MB max) to hannah [at] bwa.design (subject: bwa%20designer)

    Salary: negotiable dependent on experience

    Closing date: Friday 28 July 2017, interviews planned for week of 7th August

    Please note only successful applicants will receive a reply. Sorry, no agencies.

    Download job description pdf here

  4. We are proud to support local business with this new initiative to encourage spending in Hay on Wye. The Hay Vouchers, in £5 and £10 denominations, were initiated by Hay Chamber of Commerce: bwa designed the voucher itself, a bilingual authentication voucher stamp and the window stickers. Anyone wanting to buy vouchers – surely the perfect Christmas gift for locals and visitors – can purchase them locally (from Londis) and simply pass on to be spent in participating shops or businesses displaying a Hay Voucher window sticker.

    Hay Voucher

    The £5 design is a silhouette of one of the honesty bookshop shelves found by Hay Castle; and the £10 design is a aerial shot of Hay on Wye encscribed with words typically describing this eclectic, literary town. A patterned background to the voucher aims to prevent fraud.

    ‘Always try to be a little kinder’ a quote from Peter Pan’s author JM Barrie adorns the £5 voucher and ‘A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men’ is a quip from Roald Dahl on the £10 voucher.