New illustration: Billy Clark

Norwich University of the Arts graduate Billy Clark has been producing some lovely illustrations of late, from self-initiated portraits and still lifes to a visual account of Paris Fashion Week for Port magazine

New £2 coin design honours Liverpool’s Pals Battalions of 1914

Uniform is behind one of a series of new £2 coin designs which will appear this year. Featuring a stylised image of soldiers from one of the country’s first ‘Pals Battalions’, the studio’s design honours the groups of men from “the commercial classes” that initially formed in Liverpool as part of Lord Kitchener’s First World War recruitment drive.

The start of an Axcellent Adventure?

Miscellaneous Adventures, the company that holds monthly woodland-based workshops and produces a range of handmade camping gear, has announced a new series of products and events including a Winter Camp Skills day and the Axcellent Adventure, a two-day axe craft workshop.

Why brands fail

In an extract from her new book, Creating A Brand Identity, Catharine Slade-Brooking examines the main reasons why brands – big or small, new or old – might fail…

Out of this World: it’s our Fab February Food and Drink issue

In our Food and Drink issue we interview the brilliant chef Yotam Ottolenghi on the importance of design, profile The Black Farmer, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, meet YouTube food sensations Sorted, visit Food Assembly in Frome and Our Vodka in Hackney, talk apps, fast food and karma, and bring you food photography that is out of this world