The Scottish university has beat Goldsmiths, Loughborough and Leeds College of Art to the top spot for design and crafts in 2018, according to the newspaper’s league tables.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games organisers have launched a public competition calling for Japanese nationals and residents to submit mascot designs – which will later be voted on by school children.
We’ve made a shortlist of 10 designs that mattered in the last 30 years and you can help us pick a winner ahead of the Design Week Awards 2017.
From a panel discussion hosted by Design Week about the effect of Brexit on the design industry, to a display of screen-printed furniture created by Anthony Burrill and Michael Marriott, we round up the best bits to check out at Clerkenwell Design Week this year.
The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize is looking for applicants to rethink the design and materials of plastic packaging to make it more recyclable, with only 14% currently being reused worldwide.
YouTube Sans takes inspiration from the brand’s play button symbol, and has been designed by its in-house UX team alongside brand consultancy Saffron.
The 15th edition of the festival will see installations from the likes of Camille Walala and Ross Lovegrove, as well as a new exhibition called Design Frontiers at Somerset House.
Earlier this month Monotype launched a new font for Dubai, as part of a collaborative effort with the city’s Executive Council and Microsoft. We speak to the type foundry’s UK type director Nadine Chahine about the project.
From the Design Week Awards 2017 shortlist, to an exclusive Angus Hyland interview and a look at political parties’ general election campaign designs, we round up the important design news from the last seven days.
The ice cream brand, which is over 50 years old, has been given a colourful, illustrated, new look by Love Creative, which aims to be more “modern” and “vibrant”.
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Dn&co has designed the livery for the new shuttle buses being used across Here East, a digital and creative campus in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East London. The livery features the Here East visual identity, and all of the shuttle buses are covered in a series of dot patterns inspired by the Here East […]
East Sussex-based consultancy Box 9 Design has designed the interiors for Rail House Café, a new restaurant in London’s Victoria. The interiors have been designed by Box 9 Design founder Lou Davies in collaboration with the restaurant’s founder Adam White. Inspired by the design of a metropolitan train station, the restaurant features multiple hubs which […]
London-based graphic design studio Interabang has designed the visual identity and packaging for a new tea company called Grek. The monochrome packaging design is based on the founder’s childhood trips to the Greek island of Pyrgi, where geometric, black and white tiles are commonly found. Each tea flavour comes with a booklet featuring a unique […]
Organic chocolate Ombar has been given new branding and packaging by Ocean Branding, which aims to make it appear more “natural” for consumers. The new look features a brushscript typeface, a primary colour palette of white, gold and brown alongside a colourful secondary palette to suit different flavours. Brown wrapping paper-style packaging is used. Ombar […]
A new art project has taken to the streets of Madrid, transforming advertising posters into flowerbeds. Plants of Posters is a new, non-profit venture set up by design copywriters Federico Moreno and Juan Frias. The pair have designed makeshift, cardboard cut-out plant pots that can be attached to ads across the city to counter how […]
Design consultancy Pearlfisher has redesigned the packaging for B&O Play, Bang & Olufsen’s new range of music products, which includes speakers and headphones. The consultancy’s Copenhagen, Denmark studio completed the project, and based the design concept on storytelling, says Pearlfisher, with the aim of making the packaging design reminiscent of magazines. The studio says the […]
Studio ButterflyCannon has designed the branding and packaging for a new range of beauty products for women who are pregnant, and for those following pregnancy. Unity Beauty Essentials: The Pregnancy Collection has been founded by Parvathi Nair, who found existing beauty products for pregnant women to be “cold and clinical-looking”, says the design studio. The […]
The Barbican has announced the winners of its science fiction print competition, Into the Unknown. The competition was launched to mark the cultural organisation’s upcoming sci-fi exhibition, which is due to open in June and will explore literature, art, film, music, comic books and video games related to the genre. The overall winner is London-based […]
The campaign to revive designer Paul Rand’s graphic design system for the tech company has been initiated by French publishing house Empire.
Illustrator and painter Richard Allen has been awarded the top prize for his satirical reinterpretation of Katsushika Hokusai’s Great Wave off Kanagawa.
The design consultancy has created the name and brand strategy for Kiteka, which is a new start-up providing smartphones to female entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The campaign has been spearheaded by filmmaker Josh Cole and designed by Studio Output, and aims to encourage 18 to 24-year-olds from low-income and ethnic minority backgrounds to vote in the June general election.
Jane Wentworth Associates and Studio Sutherl& have transformed the arts education charity NADFAS, giving it a new name in a bid to help it “connect” with the general public and stop it being seen as “elitist”.
The squeeze function of the tech company’s new U11 model means that the user can use the camera and open different apps simply by squeezing the handset.
The airline has taken on new livery and branding, which features visual cues linked to Cyprus, such as an olive branch and a wild sheep called a mouflon.
The identity for the European region has been designed by Danish designer Ole Lud, and is inspired by the idea of “Traces of North”.
Sean O’Connor, partner at Smart Design, looks at why more and more companies are integrating design into their businesses through buying consultancies or investing in in-house teams, and weighs up the positives and negatives of being acquired.
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As Transport for London announces a new licensing deal which will see many of its most enduring collaborations – such as the recent Nike x Roundel trainers – made available globally, we ask designers which two brands they would like to see team up on a new product or design.
The space will be housed in the retailer’s new headquarters, and will provide shelter for more than 200 women, children and families each night.
The new look aims to show the “brightness and positivity” of the charity, by highlighting the holistic care it offers for those with long-term, terminal conditions.
From a new project by Bath University looking at how best to design refugee shelters to the V&A’s new art and design quarter, we round up the important news from the last seven days.
The bus has been designed by the transport app company to make the most of cities’ existing infrastructures, and incorporates technologies such as USB charging for mobiles and tracking software.
Advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi Pro has created the new design, which is based on the theme of putting the “spotlight on conduct”.
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