After you retire or leave your design practice, how can you ensure it will stay afloat? We speak to designers who have taken their consultancies through a business restructure.
Stacey Hunter is the director of Local Heroes – a new initiative which looks to dispel outdated ideas of Scottish design.
Its first exhibition and shop will take place at Edinburgh Airport’s plaza this August, and will showcase contemporary design from nine, talented Scottish designers.
We speak to Hunter about the importance of giving Scottish design a global presence, and her inspiration behind using the airport as her canvas…
Architectural practice AHMM has designed a new space for the Barbican Centre to display up-and-coming design talent.
The game involves using objects from the museums’ biomedical collections to treat a sick creature called Gen.
The visual identity celebrates the west London business district’s role in the area’s ongoing £8 billion regeneration.
Connected home baby monitor is also a night light and sleep trainer that can be controlled by an app and is designed to appeal to children.
The new beer features a geometric design which mirrors the form of the new Tate Modern extension.
Futurebrand has created a new brand identity for newly formed global food retail company Ahold Delhaize. Ahold Delhaize is a collaboration between two previously separate companies. The new visual identity combines elements of both brands, using the crown icon from the Ahold logo and the lion from the Delhaize logo. The new design aims to […]
Barbara de Limburg has designed the set for Béatrice et Bénédict, an opera dating back to 1862, with new look costumes and a grey-on-grey colour scheme. Messina, where the opera is set, is a toy-town of boxes that allow characters to pop in and out of flaps in the sides. While Béatrice and Bénédict gradually […]
Fontsmith has put together a book showcasing the font foundry’s latest typeface, FS Siena. The book displays the seven different weights and italics of FS Siena, which were developed by Jason Smith, Fontsmith founder, and Krista Radoeva, a designer for Fontsmith. Jason designed the typeface roughly 25 years ago but it didn’t come to light […]
Miguel Chevalier has created a giant “carpet of light” virtual reality installation at the Milton Keynes International Festival 2016. The installation – inspired by the shapes associated with the cityscape and other sources such as a digital universe – comprises various “multi-coloured graphic scenes”. Using sensors, the patterns in the scenes mix together, divide and […]
IYA Design has carried out the design for The Rig Out’s new print magazine, which focuses its content on King’s Cross in London. Kiosk: Neighbourhood Essays’ first issue features Phoebe Collings-James on the cover, shot by Will Robson-Scott. The magazine sets out to “embrace the new creative forces that are shaping London while also acknowledging […]
UKTV’s in-house creative team has collaborated with Cookie Studios to create a video that is designed to communicate the company purpose to its staff. The concept is based around a 3D “isometric world” that showcases UKTV’s portfolio of 11 channel brands in a series of “brand spaces”. Each of the spaces are filled with objects […]
Studio Theolin and designer Tom Collins have collaborated to create the visual identity for a new online video festival in Sweden. VidStar Festival is a weekend-long event featuring a closing party, as well lectures, scene appearances and seminars from 30 Swedish YouTube vloggers, including 2chips1cola, Anty and Ebba Lindblad. The brightly coloured identity is born […]
Jean Verville has created a trompe-l’œil style paving installation along Montréal’s Museum Avenue. Dance Floor is the winning project from the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts’ competition for the development of Museum Avenue. The 279m2 dancefloor-inspired installation comprises a black and gold mosaic made up of more than 5,000 footprints.
A new logo for Mastercard, a new interior design concept for Starbucks and insight into augmented reality – we round up the important design news from the last seven days.
Interpretation of Silverstone’s history will bring motorsport fans into contact with the circuit’s past and offer different ways to unlock personal stories.
Designers don’t have to develop a passive selling relationship with their client, they can share their expertise and learn to influence their clients’ businesses positively. Design business advisor John Scarrott investigates…
The express café is based in London’s financial district Canary Wharf, and uses mobile ordering, touch screens and a small menu to enable customers to get their coffee and get to work quicker.
In light of Nintendo designing a miniature version of its Nintendo Entertainment System – first released back in 1983 – we asked designers what other modern classic products they would like to see given a 21st Century overhaul.
The wind installation has been created with the V&A and will go on display at London’s Somerset House in September.
After the UK release of Pokémon Go last week, we asked game developers and designers how to get the best out of augmented reality gaming, and what it could look like in the future.
As consultancies face up to the prospect of the UK leaving the European Union, the Design Business Association’s insight and content editor Hannah Paterson looks at what design businesses can do to help themselves.
GPDQ is a new private healthcare app, which enables patients in central London to order a doctor to their door within 90 minutes.
The consultancy has created a new “human-centred” visual approach for the AIDS and HIV support organisation, using the well-known red ribbon symbol at the centre of its design.
It comes after the recent parliamentary debate about the lack of art and design related subjects included in the English Baccalaureate.
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