This year’s exhibition features a more intuitive bike helmet, a discreet sexual health testing kit and a more inclusive Lego set for kids.
The tech firm’s intentions have been revealed in a letter sent to US transport regulators about the “societal benefits of automated vehicles”.
The A-level subject was set to be scrapped in October, but following a petition which saw more than 8,000 signatures, it will be revived next year – designers share their thoughts on the decision.
British American Tobacco (BAT) and others appealed Parliament’s decision to remove individual designs from cigarette packets in May, but have lost their case.
In his column this month, freelancer Ben Tallon looks at how design-led Japanese retailers can be an inspiration to freelancers who he believes would benefit from considering how their own identity as a designer can be projected across everything they do.
This week, we wrote about Dyson filing a patent for a toothbrush that squirts jets of water into the user’s mouth. We ask designers which other domestic appliance they would like to see reimagined.
Lord Mandelson will also replace Luqman Arnold as chairman of the board of trustees from March next year.
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Build has designed the brand identity for the new interior collection by modular furniture and homeware workshop, Plæy. The identity comprises a new modular-inspired logo and icon, which will be applied to all print and digital collateral.
Drinkall Dean has designed the new shop and ticket area for Tower Bridge Exhibition’s Engine Rooms, which house the steam engines, furnaces and accumulators once used to power the raising of Tower Bridge. Design elements include brass shelves inspired by trays in the engine rooms and a series of coloured steel shelves which are used […]
Pentagram partners Domenic Lippa and Jeremy Kunze have designed the latest issue of Circular, the annual journal published by the Typographic Circle. For Issue 19, the designers invited design and cultural editors to choose different subjects of interest, including Adrian Shaughnessy of Unit Editions and Jeremy Leslie of MagCulture. The design of the issue has […]
Pentagram partner Harry Pearce has launched an exhibition at The Gallery at Foyles, featuring photographs taken by the designer. The images are intended to evoke memory, loss and “the seemingly accidental moments of wonder that can be found in city streets around the world,” says Pearce. The exhibition has been curated by Futurecity, and runs […]
Paul Belford has designed a non-fiction love story told entirely through text, called Textbook. The story features 5,191 unedited texts sent between the main characters, Penny and Andy, who are in a relationship but live 18,000 km away from each other. Users can read the story online, download it or set up an app on […]
Antwerp and Amsterdam-based Studio Job, has partnered with US retailer Barneys for the holiday season. The collaboration includes an installation for the department store’s Christmas window displays, a new product collection and graphics used within the stores. All of the designs are based on the themes of love, peace and joy.
Bookseller Foyles has revealed its first ever stationery range, a series of four branded notebooks in different colours and paper types. The notebooks have been designed in-house and are made in the UK from sustainable materials, says the bookseller. They come in A6 and A5 sizes, and are available as a pocket notebook, a paperback, […]
DewGibbons + Partners has redesigned the packaging and branding for Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) skincare range Formula. The Formula word marque is now a sans-serif typeface, which aims to be “simple” and “elegant”, says the consultancy. Colour-coded bands are used to indicate different collections within the range, while the tone of voice has been adapted […]
In the latest of our Design Week at 30 series, Anti Copying in Design chief executive Dids Macdonald reflects on a career which has taken her from interior designer to champion of intellectual property.
From a new Airbnb interiors concept to a Design Museum exhibition showcasing the projects of the year – we round-up the important design news from the last seven days.
The London university has kept its compass logo but made it simpler and flatter so that it can be used more easily across digital platforms.
The free 12-week course is designed to help young people without formal design training find a job in the creative industries.
This month Design Week is celebrating its 30th birthday, and you can hear designer Jonathan Barnbrook discuss his long and illustrious relationship with typography.
Airbnb’s new international headquarters in Dublin is its first office space where the architectural layout has been designed from scratch.
A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
The lip balm brand has been around for 125 years and needed a new logo to keep up with competitors, says design consultancy Seymourpowell.
The design, which nods to the clamshell flip-phones developed in the 1990s, would incorporate new technologies such as an OLED screen.
The World Rugby Hall of Fame is based in the birthplace of the game, Rugby, and offers an interactive experience showing visitors the history of the sport.
User-led health and social care schemes and services will be designed by integrated teams in the South West and the Design Council hopes to roll the idea out nationally.
If developed, the toothbrush could clean teeth by firing a burst of “fluid” in-between them.
We take a look at retailers’ flagship stores in London, to see how festive-themed shop windows are being used to entice millions of seasonal shoppers in the capital.
The new Design Museum opened this month in London’s Kensington, and with it comes its annual exhibition celebrating the designs of the year.
This week’s Autumn Statement favoured science over culture by billions of pounds – we hear from people within the creative industries about why the Government’s attitude towards both sectors needs to be reassessed.
John Spencer – who recently stepped down as an external examiner at a leading university – on why he thinks universities are failing design students and how industry-backed social enterprises may be a viable alternative.
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