This coming month you can read a new book on typography tips, go to an academic design festival in Copenhagen via Edinburgh Airport, where you’ll find a Scottish design exhibition…
From Moleskine’s first ever café to an exploration to a new Designer Studio for Selfridges’ flagship store, we round up the important design news from the last seven days.
A new V&A museum focusing on digital, the London College of Fashion and Sadler’s Wells theatre will all take up residence in the Olympic Park, and this is what they’re expected to look like…
Patrick Argent reflects on the multi-faceted career of the late Dennis Bailey RDI (1931-2016), one of Britain’s pioneering independent graphic designers.
The two architectural practices have been selected based on their proposal’s “innovative thinking” and sensitivity to the heritage of existing buildings.
The consultancy’s industrial vacuum cleaner allows paint to be recycled at one-seventh of the cost of previous methods.
Somerset House’s West Wing has been taken over by 45 artists demonstrating themes of sex, violence and dystopia in this immersive Stanley Kubrick exhibition.
Illustrator Johanna Basford is set to release a new colouring book for adults which looks to immerse its users in the depths of the jungle. Magical Jungle follows on from Basford’s other nature-based colouring books, including Lost Ocean, Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest. Colourers will encounter speckled tree frogs, hummingbirds, tigers, monkeys and treetops in the book, […]
Illustrator Poppy Chancellor has produced a book which shares the art of papercutting with readers. Published by Virgin Books, Cut it Out! features 30 unique papercut designs which encourages readers to cut them out, colour them in and use them for decoration at events such as weddings and birthdays. The patterns can also be traced […]
Textile designer Louise Evans – otherwise known as Felt Mistress – is set to release a new book which shows readers how to stitch their own elaborate monster toys. Evans is known for her eccentric toy designs, a selection of cute, furry characters, and also collaborations with other illustrators such as Jon Burgerman and Pete […]
Uniform has created an animated short film to mark the 50th anniversary of England winning the 1966 World Cup. The consultancy used the film to explore interesting stories and little known facts about the famous sporting event. It uses elements of 3D modelling, 2D animation and references Kodachrome colour footage from the day, to give […]
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art’s chief designer, Marie d’Origny, has designed a new edition of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, featuring illustrations by Yayoi Kusama. Most of the black and white illustrations are from Kusama’s Love Forever series, drawn between 2004 and 2007, but she has also produced several new pictures for the […]
The Designers Republic’s Ian Anderson has designed a poster for Odysseus Arms, as part of an ongoing series of 50 remade and remodelled works from TDRTM’s history. Digital Media: Never Before Have So Many Been Bullshitted by So Few About So Much is named after a quote from Saatchi London’s co-chief commercial officer, Paul Silburn. […]
HCWD Studio has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a modular coat rack designed to make hanging clothes more efficient. Y-Rack is made from stainless steel and zinc alloy, and can be assembled and reassembled to suit different storage needs. The coat rack’s hanging pattern has branch-like hangers resembling a tree, which spread out in a […]
The world’s largest collection of paper peepshows has been donated to the V&A under the Government’s Cultural Gifts Scheme. The collection of over 360 paper peepshows comes from 12 different countries and spans a 300-year period, covering historic events such as the coronation of Queen Victoria and Napoleon’s invasion of Moscow in 1812. They also […]
The project has yielded “unusual and unexpected” results and seen a tattoo artist and a specialist in precious metals and glass get involved.
A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
After a recent UK workplace survey suggested that a lack of privacy and quiet space – such as in open-plan offices – can actually reduce employees’ productivity, we asked designers what environment they are at their most productive and creative.
We speak to consultancies less than ten years old to see how they brought in the right talent to grow their businesses at a sustainable rate without over-stretching themselves.
The Colour and Vision exhibition, designed by Nissen Richards Studio, explores how vision first evolved in animals and is used by both hunters and predators in the animal kingdom.
Design studio Campaign has created the retail space, which also includes installations from designers such as Anna Lomax, Gary Card and Patternity.
Interbrand has worked with the brand’s creative team to design the interiors of the new cafe, which will be a space for dining, reading, exhibiting art and selling products.
Shan Preddy, partner at design business advisory firm Preddy&Co, explains what you should be doing to help your company succeed following Brexit.
The exhibition is curated by Museums Sheffield and will feature innovations such as the world’s fastest gravity-powered sled and 3D-printed prosthetic limbs.
The game involves using objects from the museums’ biomedical collections to treat a sick creature called Gen.
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.
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