The retailer plans to expand its Social Entrepreneurs initiative to the country, which will see Syrian refugees and local Jordanian women produce textiles and rugs to be sold in Ikea stores in the Middle East.
The art college’s associate dean of pre-degree has spoken out about the importance of one-year foundation courses in providing students with “excitement, variety and experimentation”.
SomeOne has given the London tourist attraction a new visual identity, which hopes to highlight the “interactive” elements of the museum and boost visitor numbers.
In her first column, Kerning the Gap founder Nat Maher looks at how female designers face career progression challenges and lack of exposure – an inequality that was revealed to her through a simple Google search.
Design studio UFO has worked on the new branding for the online magazine, which looks to “move away from a Nuts and FHM” mentality and focus on political and social issues such as mental health.
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The charity, which funds research into conditions like dementia and motor neurone disease, has been given a new, multicoloured look to counter the “fighting” mentality often used by medical charities.
World Earth Day takes place this weekend, with a view to celebrating and educating people about environmental issues. We ask designers about their favourite examples of designs which have helped the environment.
The consultancy’s Mexico office has worked on a new brand strategy and colourful visual identity which hopes to change negative perceptions about the Central American country and promote its investment, exports and tourism.
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Design studio Sideline has revealed a new project called Nothing in the News, which features mock-ups of famous newspapers from all over the world with blank front pages. The project looks to combat our “24-hour” approach to news, where we are “bombarded with information in real time by every media outlet and platform competing for our […]
Istanbul-based architect Eser Güngör has designed a range of home accessories made from materials collected from industrial sites. All of the products within the Elemental collection are made from brass sheets and black marble, which have been left over from mass production factories and other manufacturing sites. Featured products include the Istanbul napkin holder, which […]
Pakistan-based designer Omar Aqil has created a series of hyperrealistic three-dimensional visuals based on the work of artist Pablo Picasso. Having been inspired by the work of Picasso since first starting his career in design, Aqil selected six of the artist’s most famous works and recreated them using a number of programmes including 4D-Vray, Adobe […]
French illustrator Jean Jullien has released a new book called Holidays, which offers an unfiltered snapshot of the typical tourist experience. The book includes illustrations of a holidaymaker sunbathing on the beach and another wearing a deflated rubber ring, along with a guide to various types of sunburn fon different parts of the body, such […]
London-based design studio The Beautiful Meme has rebranded performance art group, Clod Ensemble. The new visual identity is inspired by the theories of physical theatre teacher Jacques Lecoq, who proposed that the three main types of drama – tragedy, melodrama and clown – operate in different “planes” or spaces. According to Lecoq, tragedy happens on […]
B&B Studio has designed a “no logo” bottle for Superfly; the latest addition to Firefly’s range of juice drinks which has been created in collaboration with mixologist Mr Lyan. The bottle design features illustrations inspired by botanical books, and does not include a logo on the front in order to create “intrigue and allure” around […]
Alexander Boxill has designed a book and accompanying exhibition titled Social Housing: Definitions and Design Exemplars. Both the exhibition and book look at 24 case studies from six European countries that take a novel approach to social housing practices, including UK-based architectural group Assemble. A yellow, white and black colour palette and bold typography are […]
Designer Charlie Smith has been revealed as the winner of a competition to design the catalogue cover for Free Range, an annual art and design graduate show held at The Old Truman Brewery in east London. Smith’s design is titled Erratic Creativity and comprises a multicoloured, abstract image of an egg based on the graduate […]
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The WPP chief executive has emphasised the importance of freedom of movement when it comes to Brexit negotiations.
The new version of Google’s geographical information program includes additional features such as a series of interactive guided tours from various storytellers, scientists and non-profits.
The tech firm will be trialling its autonomous vehicle technology after being granted a permit to test it on roads across California in the US.
The London-based group owns space and sea exploration museums such as the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory, and has rebranded to better reflect all of its member sites.
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Architectural practice David Kohn Architects is designing the building exterior and interiors, which will house 270,000 photographs, camera equipment and archive materials.
Consultancy Springetts has carried out the rebrand and packaging redesign for Fab, which makes a clearer reference to the trio of flavours synonymous with the ice lolly and its history.
The website has been designed by Stink Studios alongside Pitchfork’s creative team, and aims to drop the “manly” aesthetic associated with craft beer and make the topic more “accessible” to women and younger people.
We visited Somerset House’s new exhibition Game Changers: Another Way to Play and spoke to design studio Matheson Marcault about the inspiration behind it.
Type expert and graphic designer Sarah Hyndman has written and illustrated an activity book that asks readers to bring typefaces to life through drawing, colouring and thinking. Published by Laurence King, How to Draw Type and Influence People encourages people to delve into the words they encounter subconsciously every day and think about how they might look, feel, smell and sound. We speak to Hyndman about how the book aims to get people away from their computers and engage their imaginations.
Flexible flow chart-style identity is developed to show and to explain the full range of work the charity is involved in.
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