A new digital report, commissioned by The University of Sheffield and Creative Sheffield, has revealed that there are currently 21,000 people employed in creative and digital jobs in the city.
Slant, which has been branded by Edit_, is a new series of arts and culture events that aim to make the Northern county stand out from neighbouring cities such as Liverpool and Manchester.
“We want to bring together countries to look at design’s important role in the big emotive issues of our time,” says festival director.
US creative studio Loyalkaspar has created a new logo, typeface and on-screen designs for Syfy.
From a rebrand for the Southbank Centre to a visit to Dundee, the UK’s latest cultural hotspot, we round-up the news from the last seven days.
The London-based culture and art hub, which is composed of four venues, has been given a new visual identity by studio North, dropping the Wolff Olins branding designed in 2007.
Mather & Co has designed the exhibition, which is set to take a world tour, and incorporated holographic and audio visual technology to create an interactive visitor experience.
The London-based workspace chain aims to distinguish itself through “hotel-style hospitality” and being free from interruptions such as “people larking about or playing table tennis”.
The initiative, founded by ex-Design Council CEO John Mathers and Damon Bonser, has reached its fundraising target and aims to help British product design start-ups.
The brand is being repositioned as a lifestyle brand aimed at young adults rather than a brand for professional artists.
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Leo Porto, a designer at New York agency Collins, has worked with Felipe Rocha on the branding and orchestration of Bonde, a new Brazilian design conference launching next month in New York. The designs use a simple typography led approach and a yellow and black colour palette. The Maar Sans typeface by foundry Commercial Type […]
Leeds-based studio Brass has created 40 animations for new CBBC show The Pets Factor, a children’s documentary series that goes behind the scenes of UK veterinary practices. Brass was brought in to work on the project by production company True North, and created animations of each of the animals, the four vets featured in the show […]
Mexican studio Menta Picante has created the branding for Leap, a Guadalajara-based school teaching web development and programming. The branding uses an illustration-led approach, with various elements appearing across the identity’s applications for different courses being taught at the school. According to Menta Picante, it aims to create a “fresh” look to attract young people, and […]
So Design Consultants has teamed up with fine art photographer Charles Emerson to create a selection of images for this year’s Ilford Opera Festival. As the event is set in the Peto Garden at Ilford Manor, the focus of every image is flowers. Each chosen to symbolise the musical performance they represent, the flowers were […]
Solipsism is the philosophical idea that only the direct mental experience is certain, as things external to one’s own mind cannot be known. In other words: you are the only thing that definitely exists and everything else in the world, from family to forests, might just be your hallucinations. Four years ago, London-based designer Genis […]
For the last 11 years, Penguin Random House UK has put on the Student Design Award, an opportunity for young designers to take an imaginative pop at some of the most timeless book covers ever published. This year, the gauntlet was set across three categories: Adult Fiction Cover Award was To Kill a Mockingbird by […]
Director Layla Atkinson has worked with illustrator Anna Kövecses and animation studio Trunk to create a new advert for home renting and buying company Rightmove. The advert is aimed at renters, and follows the story of a young couple as they go house-hunting, and chancing upon many properties before finding the “perfect” one, says Trunk. […]
Print company Saxoprint is holding a postcard competition that asks creatives to summarise their view of Britain in 2017 through design and illustration. The competition is being judged by a panel led by ex-Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon, and shortlisted entries and winners will be revealed in an exhibition on 23 September. The venue is yet […]
The Creative Industries Federation has spoken out about structural changes within the Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport, which now sees a greater focus on digital, while arts and culture are bundled in with heritage and tourism.
The Counter Press has worked on the new look and feel, referencing the Art Deco and Art Nouveau heritage of the restaurant while marking the occasion of its reopening.
The new office does away with designated “neighbourhood” desks in favour of communal work spaces to encourage collaboration.
A team of creatives including Assemble and Jason Bruges Studio will take part in Test Unit 2017, a project looking to turn derelict, industrial areas in Glasgow into public spaces.
We visit the East London-based start-up to find out about its latest crowdfunding campaign, and the importance of learning creativity, technology and science from a young age.
The video chat and messaging platform’s branding has taken on a style in line with software company Windows, alongside a new website and app design.
The social media brand has updated all of its platforms, with new rounded profile photos, a speech bubble reply icon and a greater emphasis on photography.
The book has been written by entrepreneur Steve Vassallo to help guide designers in setting up their own businesses, and also teach start-ups and big companies how to value design.
The Design Week Awards winners were revealed, NatWest launched its own digital studio and designers responded to the general election result – the news from the last seven days.
The new identity and brand positioning looks to appeal to a wider audience, as well as reflect the restaurant’s globally-influenced food menu.
The pod-shaped car, which first did a test-run in 2015, will now be retired to museums and replaced with a minivan that has better vision and can reach higher speed.
Last week the Museum of Failure opened in Sweden, which is archiving global design and innovation failures including the Segway and a frozen beef lasagne from Colgate. We ask designers about their most memorable work-related disasters.
The UK-based consultancy has designed a new website for India-based, global broadcaster Star, which reaches 650 million viewers and is looking to focus on tackling social and political issues.
The new digital studio is based in Bristol and has employed 80 software engineers, designers and analysts to relaunch the bank’s browser and mobile platforms.
The sub-site allows Airbnb users to open their homes for free and match up with various refugee charities, as well as featuring video stories of people affected by the refugee crisis.
Following the Conservatives failing to win a majority last week, the organisation is pushing for a “soft” Brexit to secure free trade and the rights of EU citizens.