The soft drinks brand has swapped out its rounded logotype for an angular one, which aims to be more “fun” and “vibrant”.
Columnist and freelance illustrator Ben Tallon talks about how designers and other creative professionals are being priced out of London – and this is to the capital city’s own detriment.
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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has begun the construction of its vacuum-sealed passenger pod, with the final design set to be unveiled in 2018.
The What Clients Think 2017 report surveys over 450 design clients, and shows that while the majority do not expect to pay for pitches, nearly 90% see design as important to their brand.
You now have a couple more weeks to enter the Design Week Awards, which is back with a bunch of new awards alongside our most popular categories. It’s time to get entering.
Last week, we visited the Design Museum’s latest exhibition, which explores Soviet Russia. Now, from the Elizabethan era to modernist early-20th century, designers tell us what time period they would love to see brought to life in a museum space.
Find out who we’ve selected to be part of our panel of expert judges and remember you have until 29 March to enter the Design Week Awards.
Design Business Association head of services Adam Fennelow looks at why designers should make design effectiveness part of the conversation they have with clients from the get go.
Clips allows users to combine video clips, photos and music in one video, which can then be shared on social media.
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Studio Anorak has released the second issue of its illustrated children’s magazine, Hello Hull. The project has been commissioned as part of Hull’s No Limits learning programme to coincide with it being the UK’s City of Culture 2017. Printed on matte paper, the magazine is designed to be part-activity book, part-logbook and a place for […]
Publishing house Vintage’s in-house design team has collaborated with graphic design students from Kingston University to create a series of posters based on the book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder. Each chapter of the book – which looks to compare present day personality politics with the regimes of Hitler […]
Exeter-based Drive Creative Studio has designed a series of illustrations and an animated video based on Together We Can Turn Tides, a book by conservationist Jeroen van de Waal. The book is a designed to be a “manifesto for a change” to save the planet’s oceans, says Drive Creative Studio. The studio has created a […]
US-based print collective Fatherless is set to hold its first exhibition in London, called Alternative Facts. The exhibition is designed to be a direct response to the state of the US under president Donald Trump, as well as the current political climate globally. The monoprints on display use brightly coloured graffiti-style graphics, featuring images such […]
Freelance graphic designer and illustrator Edward Wood has launched a new exhibition of his work called It’s the Little Things. The London-based designer has recreated in illustration form a series of matchbox labels from Japan, India and Russia, dating from the early 20th century. It’s the Little Things runs until 7 April at Acqua7, 7 […]
Michael Rakowitz and Heather Phillipson have been chosen as the next two artists to design commissions for the Fourth Plinth site in London’s Trafalgar Square. Rakowitz’s design is based on his The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist project started in 2006, which has recreated over 7,000 archeological artefacts looted from the Iraq Museum during the Iraq […]
Ad agency Grey London has designed a new identity for advertising and marketing awards body, The Creative Circle. The identity is designed to be “anarchic” and “angry”, says Grey London, with a new annual featuring pre-torn and screwed up pages, defaced photos of The Creative Circle’s president and jurors and ink deliberately splashed over the […]
Online stationery retailer Papier has collaborated with the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum to produce a new stationery collection featuring designs taken from 19th century architect Owen Jones’ archive. The Middle Eastern-inspired collection features designs from Jones’ 1856 publication The Grammar of Ornament, with the patterns being taken from original drawings Jones produced for the […]
Consultancy Edit_ has rebranded the North Gateway Development Zone as Constellation and created a new visual identity for the partnership of local enterprises and authorities spanning Cheshire and Staffordshire, which fall within the planned high speed rail route.
Mark Studio has designed the visual identity for Walk Through Walls, a new charity which looks to help human trafficking victims “overcome obstacles” by providing job opportunities.
The refresh for print and online has been carried out by the media company’s in-house design team alongside design consultant Mark Leeds.
The Beacon can measure air quality and generate artificial sunlight as well as playing ambient sound and any music that the user wants to stream.
The long-haul airline brand has been launched by British Airways’ owner International Airlines Group.
The lager brand’s refreshed visual identity has been designed by Turner Duckworth and looks to target young adult drinkers, particularly in markets across Eastern Europe, Russia and Asia.
The Beautiful Meme has designed the festival’s branding, which is based around a series of colourful animations using the classic D&AD pencil.
The consultancy has created the branding and website for the new online platform, which looks to make art buying and selling open to “everybody”.
Including Aldi’s take on “contemporary” with its new visual identity, and Royal Mail’s David Bowie tribute stamps – which were quite literally launched into space.
A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
Philip Hammond has scrapped plans for a National Insurance tax rise aimed at the self-employed.
The loop-shaped baton has been designed and manufactured by product design consultancy Designworks’ Australian office.
When the television is off it enters “art mode” where customers can choose from an archive of images – licensed from artists around the world – which react to the light conditions of the room.
Design Bridge has designed the new visual identity and packaging for the brand, which nods to its origins as a New York deli set up in the early 20th century.
The TV channel’s new visuals have been designed by Argentina-based consultancy Superestudio, and feature colourful graphics, idents and bumpers which include children interacting with the branding.
Royal Mail’s in-house team has worked with a Studio Dempsey template to create the stamps, while Supple Studio worked on an associated presentation pack.
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