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Freelancer organisation IPSE launches new identity Video

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The membership body is rebranding in a bid to broaden its appeal.

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L&CO brands Marvellous Meat Video

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The identity for start-up meat supplier is focused on ‘provenance’.

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Movie-inspired bar branding from Elmwood

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 | By Emily Gosling

The look for the The Breakfast Club’s new bar venture, Call Me Mr Lucky, takes its cues from 1970s and ’80s adventure films

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Volvo updates its identity Video

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The updated ‘ironmark’ logo has been created by Swedish consultancy Stockholm Design Lab.

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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.

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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.

Wales

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.

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ANALYSIS

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Image from page 113 of "Our domestic animals, their habits, intelligence and usefulness;" (1907)

12 million historic rights-free images, coming to the internet

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historic rights-free images, uploaded to Flickr.

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VOXPOP

Who is your favourite brand character?

Fri, 29 Aug 2014

The Michelin Man? The Cadbury Bunny? Designers tell us about their favourite brand characters.

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?

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WHAT'S ON

Leonie Lachlan, Balfron Tower poster

A temporary print space in Balfron Tower

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 | By Emily Gosling

Illustrator Leonie Lachlan is undertaking a printmaking residency at the Brutalist east London tower before its renovation.

David Farrell, The Beatles, c.1962.

A photographer with 'a knack of being in the right place at the right time’

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 | By Emily Gosling

Photographer David Farrell’s portraits captured some of the 20th century’s most iconic musicians, actors, authors, dancers and artists.

My Wife Is Hippy / Zowjatee Min al Hibs, inside double page from 1973 magazine

Arab film posters

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 | By Emily Gosling

A fascinating new ICA show uncovers Arab pop culture through film posters and other printed ephemera.

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EDITOR'S VIEW

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.

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.

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INDUSTRY VOICE

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.

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.

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