We asked typography experts what they thought about the new Kindle fonts and if they set a precedent for e-readers.
The UK public has voted for Leave in the EU referendum, with a 52% majority – we summarise what this could spell for the design industry.
From shocking research revealing a drop in students studying creative subjects, to greater copyright protection for designers, we round up some of the key design events from the last seven days.
Gary Hustwit has launched a crowdfunded campaign to help him finish his film and preserve Rams’ extensive design archive.
The Bouroullec brothers have designed a floral installation as a tribute to the late Zaha Hadid. The tribute is installed at the Vitra Fire Station, part of the Vitra Campus in Weil, Germany. It was originally the architect’s first major completed building, which she was commissioned to design in 1990 after much of the campus […]
Ogilvy & Mather has designed the branding for architecture firm Maru, based around letters, numbers and infographic icons that appear within a five-piece isometric grid. A mobile app has also been created that can scan various symbols used throughout the branding, in turn providing the user with further information or links to different content.
O Street has designed Last.fm’s new campaign, which celebrates the music recommendation service reaching 100 billion plays. The consultancy has been commissioned to create a new font for the project, which looks at musical tastes from around the world based on its extensive back catalogue. The campaign illustrates some of the data and facts it […]
B&B has designed a new visual identity for “craft” soft drinks company Dalston Cola. The new branding aims to keep the “raw, edginess” of the brand, says B&B, while helping to establish it as a more mainstream drink at the same time. Shaun Bowen, creative partner at B&B says: “We were able to highlight the […]
Cartographer Chris Wesson has redrawn a map of London, using elements from the original Ordnance Survey map taken from 1801. He has used similar typefaces, terminology, titles and scale bars to the authentic map, but has also added in new features, such as the Emirates Air Line cable car that crosses the Thames. Wesson also […]
Consultancy Templo has launched a cultural engagement initiative called Brit-ish, which aims to celebrates the UK’s cultural diversity, and has created graphics for it. The initiative was launched in collaboration with charity The Saturday Club Trust, which promotes art and design education for young teenagers through its masterclass programme, the National Art&Design Saturday Club. The […]
Dutch architect firm AMO has created a nightclub-esque show space for Prada’s Spring/Summer 2017 collections in Milan. It was installed at the Fondazione Prada complex that was completed by AMO last year, and features metal mesh surfaces illuminated by psychedelic coloured lights. The centrepiece of the space is a straight ramp suspended between the floor […]
Lantern has a created a new brand identity for furniture maker and social enterprise company, Growth Rings. The new look comes as the furniture and homeware business – which provides education and training for people with criminal records, a history of addiction or low skills levels – hopes to reposition itself as an oak lifestyle […]