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MLS crest breakdown

Major League Soccer rebrands with adaptable crest system Video

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 | By Tom Banks

The flexible identity can be adapted to feature the home colours of each team. 

The Apple Watch

Apple tops CoolBrands list while Twitter drops out

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 | By Tom Banks

New additions Netflix and Instagram appear in top 20 for first time and there is a resurgence for retailers Liberty and Selfridges.

A sculptural installation in the lobby demonstrates the IET's combined disciplines  and responds to visitor movements beneath.

MET Studio creates interactive installations for the Institution of Engineering and Technology

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 | By Emily Gosling

MET Studio has designed a series of installations for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), celebrating the organisation’s “vision, values, history and future directions.”

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SomeOne tells “hard truths” with The Children’s Society rebrand Video

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The charity’s purple colourway has been replaced with a black-and-white look.

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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

Inspired Product winner Ooho by Pierre Paslier, Guillaume Couche and Rodrigo García González

​Four designs that could change the world

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 | By Tom Banks

Royal College of Arts graduates take on some of the biggest environmental and social issues facing the world today.

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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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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

Neptune

Celestial Cities

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 | By Emily Gosling

Illustrator David Fleck’s latest project combines his love of astronomy and architecture, resulting in a series of intricate prints showing imagined cities.

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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

Titan.

Shoreditch Art Wall

Mon, 22 Sep 2014

A collective of designers and artists are decorating a wall in east London to “raise awareness of the struggles that artists and designers/makers face.”

The Buzzcocks, Orgasm Addict

For The Record

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 | By Tom Banks

Designers, artists and indy record labels come together for new touring exhibition of record sleeve art.

Denju Narita at Tokyo Design Week

Playfulness, fun and theatrics - our view on Tent and Super Brands 2014

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 | By Emily Gosling

The east London interiors behemoths have taken an unexpectedly experimental turn.

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EDITOR'S VIEW

Panel

What you need to know about working in the design industry Video

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Top tips from Design Week’s panel sessions on working in the design industry.

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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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INDUSTRY VOICE

Free pitching

The truth about who causes free pitching

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 | By John Scarrott

The DBA’s John Scarrott looks at how designers can take control of free-pitching and kick it out for good.

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.

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