The photography is by Rory Lindsay. After a few attempts at illustrating and working with typography on the top of the photographs I felt like nothing was working, and anyhow the podcast artwork that's most noticeable at a small scale in iTunes is either graphic or illustration only.
However, it was important that the presenters' faces were in the artwork, so I worked on the contrast of the photos and turned it into a graphic, similar to the sort of thing you might use for screen printing.
I was inspired by the style of public information posters and Penguin paperback fiction books from the '60s and '70s, so worked on an idea around that.
In times when the daily news cycle seems to be only doom and gloom, each week the podcast takes a look at positive ways we can tackle country-wide and global problems. Since its first episode in 2017 it has been named ‘Podcast of the Year’ at the Broadcasting Press Guild awards and also receives regular press coverage.
The FInal design in the iPhone app
Designs for social media