“The scale of the support currently provided to UK banks has fallen from a peak of £955 billion to £512 billion, but the amount of cash currently borrowed by the Government to support banks has risen by £7 billion since December 2009. It is likely the taxpayer will be providing support for years to come.”
National Audit Office
This year as part of their student awards D&AD released a brief to rebrand the City Of London. The project set by Venture Three, stated that this was a valid brief because “we need the city to work for our savings and our student loans.” Students, who are one of the groups who had suffered the most as a result of the banking crisis what with widescale withdrawal of higher education funding and the tripling of tuition fees, were now being asked to use their talent, supress their anger and rebrand the very people who were causing their hardship in the first place.
At Occupy Design we don’t think this is acceptable, so we’ve set up a ‘debranding’ competition to allow you to say what you really feel about the City of London see the competition entries here.