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The Designers Republic works on new Aphex Twin album Video

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Aphex Twin is to release a new album next month, featuring artwork by The Designers Republic.


Pearlfisher creates ‘R&B-inspired’ confectionary branding

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The new Legit Organics branding aims to be ‘rich, sensual, bold and charismatic’.


Designers Anonymous seizes the day with Carpe Nux branding Video

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 | By Tom Banks

New nuts brand has a collecting card aesthetic and matches historic characters to each flavour.


The week in design Video

Fri, 22 Aug 2014

The biggest design stories from the past seven days.


Latest Opportunities

Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre seeks designers for ‘hands-on’ exhibits

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 | By Tom Banks

GSC seeks interactive consultancy for ‘hands-on’ exhibits, which can teach adults and children about the science and engineering behind a low carbon future.


University of Ulster seeks digital and print designers

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The university says it is looking to roster consultancies ‘of varying size and specialism’ to the creative design framework.


Welsh Government opens up design framework

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The Welsh Government is seeking to appoint branding, graphic and digital design consultancies to its communication and marketing services framework.



Bloomberg Connects at the Tate Modern

Robots, apps and rights-free images – when galleries go digital

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 | By Emily Gosling

We look at different and innovative ways arts and cultural institutions are using digital technology to engage with their audiences.


How design thinking is boosting the UK satellite industry Video

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We talk to the design team at the Satellite Applications Catapult about embedding design thinking in the Space industry.


How Skype is building its brand in-house Video

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 | By Tom Banks

We talk to Skype’s brand director Gary Bramall about building a brand team from scratch, why he doesn’t like guidelines and how Skype can keep everything in-house.




DesignStudio in profile

Tue, 5 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We talk to DesignStudio founders Paul Stafford and Ben Wright about building a consultancy and maintaining design integrity.


Design Week's guide to the 2014 degree shows

Wed, 4 Jun 2014

Dates and destinations for the degree shows where you can discover the UK’s new design talent across the UK.


Wally Olins dies aged 83

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Olins was described as ‘insatiably curious, infectiously charming and occasionally infuriatingly impatient’.


Design Week Awards 2014


CHI & Partners and Prince's Trust win Design Week Awards Best of Show Video

Fri, 16 May 2014

The Tomorrow Project, which aims to tackle youth unemployment, has scooped the top prize.


The 2014 Design Week Awards winners Video

Fri, 16 May 2014

All the winners from the 2014 Design Week Awards.


The Design Week Awards - critiquing and celebrating great design Video

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We find out what the judges thought of the entries this year, and look ahead to the Awards night - hosted by Adam Buxton.


Spiel redesigned by OWT Creative

OWT helps design new look Spiel mag

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 | By Tom Banks

Football and Visual culture magazine Spiel has relaunched.



What is your favourite example of hidden symbolism in a logo? Video

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 | By Tom Banks

Designers tell us of some classic identities and personal favourites that play tricks on the eye or are imbued with symbolism.

What do you think is the best designed household object from the past 150 years?

Thu, 14 Aug 2014

The Design Museum is holding an exhibition of key John Lewis products to mark the store’s 150th anniversary. What do you think is the best designed household object from the past 150 years?

What do you remember about being taught design at school?

Thu, 7 Aug 2014

Designers tell us their memories of design teaching at school and college.



Paula Scher

Graphics Weekend at the London Design Festival

Fri, 22 Aug 2014

Design Week is curating a series of V&A talks featuring Paula Scher, Irma Boom, Jim Sutherland and more…

Christopher Dresser (1834-1904) Benham & Froud, Jardinière, c. 1880 Copper, brass and plated metal

Christopher Dresser - Britain's first independent industrial designer

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 | By Tom Banks

A new exhibition by The Fine Art Society looks at the work of Dresser, who was largely forgotten until many years after his death.

Olivia Whitworth: 'An Incomplete & Pretty Inaccurate illustrated map & England, Unannotated & a bit vague

Illustrations that show ‘what it means to be English’ Video

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 | By Tom Banks

Mr Gresty’s latest exhibition is a playful take on national identity and what England means to the English.




Favourite symbolic logos Video

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Here are some of my favourite examples of negative space, hidden meaning and humour in logo design.

Design consultancy The Workers is helping Tate better engage with audiences through its After Dark viewer-controlled robot project

Designers in business

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We look at examples of design going ‘beyond the graphics’ and getting to the heart of business.

The DesignStudio office

Can designers run a successful design business?

Thu, 7 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Two case studies published on Design Week provide contrasting examples of how to run a studio.



Craig Oldham

Ten Questions for: Craig Oldham

Tue, 19 Aug 2014

Oldham tells us about working at five years old, wanting his books to be banned and a regrettable purchase of a season ticket for Barnsley FC.

Helix campaign for Shell, by Greenwich Design

The big squeeze – are big brands increasingly using smaller consultancies?

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 | By Simon Wright

Greenwich Design managing director Simon Wright says brands are ‘decoupling’ work from bigger groups.


Who won the battle of the brands in this year's summer of sport? Video

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 | By Stephen Bell

Stephen Bell, executive creative director at Coley Porter Bell tells us about his four favourite sporting brands of the summer.


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