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The new Canon website

Brand Union rebrands Canon-Europe Video

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The identity supports the photography brand’s new “Come and See” positioning.

Dice logo

New gig ticketing service Dice aims to be "loved by music fans" Video

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 | By Emily Gosling

The new app-based service is developed and co-owned by ustwo.

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Bumpy food labels and injury-detection suit among Dyson Award winners Video

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The James Dyson Award national winners have been announced.

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Dalton Maag relaunches website and offers “try before you buy” fonts Video

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The type foundry has worked with Method to “revolutionise how fonts are displayed in the digital world”.

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Latest Opportunities

Dad

Design Council launches the Dad Design Challenge

Tue, 9 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The aim is to support designs that help dads become more actively engaged in their children’s early years.

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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.

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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.

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ANALYSIS

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How the FT developed its new look Video

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We talk to FT head of design Kevin Wilson about creating the newspaper’s new look.

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How the British Heart Foundation became a 'fighting' brand Video

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We look at how the British Heart Foundation took influences from sports brand Nike to create a unified and focused new position.

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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.

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EDITOR'S CHOICE

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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.

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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.

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Wally Olins dies aged 83

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

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

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Design Week Awards 2014

Tomorrow

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.

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The 2014 Design Week Awards winners Video

Fri, 16 May 2014

All the winners from the 2014 Design Week Awards.

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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.

WE LIKE

Lighting

Lighting the Olympic Park

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Speirs + Major and Michael Grubb Studio have created a new lighting scheme for the east London park.

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VOXPOP

What is the most enjoyable thing about being a designer?

Thu, 18 Sep 2014

Find out what keeps designers doing the jobs they do…

What are you most looking forward to at London Design Festival?

Thu, 11 Sep 2014

Those in the know tell us what they’re looking forward to at next week’s London Design Festival.

What was the first thing that you ever designed that made it into production?

Thu, 4 Sep 2014

After a seven-year-old designed brown sauce packaging for Waitrose, creatives tell us about their first designs to make it into production.

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WHAT'S ON

Typewriter art by Keira Rathbone

Three centuries of typewriter art

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 | By Emily Gosling

A talk at St Bride’s Library will examine 300 years of making art with typwriters.

Laura Jouan, Monument, 2014

Unbinding the Book - the future of print

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 | By Emily Gosling

Designers and artists have created work that challenges the concept of the traditional printed book.

Nelly Ben Hayoun (second left) and the Disaster Playground crew

Experience the disaster playground

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

When asteroids threaten, Hollywood scriptwriters rely on Bruce Willis and a big drill to save the world. But what happens in real-life? Designer Nelly Ben Hayoun wants to find out.

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EDITOR'S VIEW

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The theatre of the new product launch Video

Fri, 5 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Dyson and Samsung may have hit heights with their glitzy launch events, but Apple looks set to blow them away.

Double Space for BMW – Poetry in Motion by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

Looking ahead to the London Design Festival

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The London Design Festival is just over two weeks away and this year’s event has an intriguing mix of cross-disciplinary events.

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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.

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INDUSTRY VOICE

Airbnb

The Airbnb rebrand – lessons from a thorough immersion process Video

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Schapiro

Ahead of his session at November’s Festival of Marketing, Airbnb head of art department Andrew Schapiro tells us how a heavy immersion process helped Airbnb define its new branding

Money

How to secure a paid-for credentials pitch

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 | By John Scarrott

The DBA’s John Scarrott talks to a consultancy owner to turned around a free-pitch proposal.

Carolyne Hill

Four Corners – an interview with Carolyne Hill

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 | By Jon Daniel

Jon Daniel talks to Harrison Fraser’s Carolyne Hill about breaking into the industry and being inspired by Pop Art and pop-ups.

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