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 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.
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.
This month Design Week is celebrating its 30th birthday, and you can hear designer Jonathan Barnbrook discuss his long and illustrious relationship with typography.
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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 […]
Brand consultancy JDO has designed the branding and packaging for new craft beer Beau Nash, looking to the ale’s county as inspiration. The ale has been brewed by micro-brewery Moodley’s, based in Penshurst, Kent. JDO based the bottle’s design and name on 18th century Tunbridge Wells-based fashion icon – and gambler – Beau Nash, in homage to […]
A wheel-shaped magazine rack designed by Vladimir Kagan and Hierve has gone on display at Paul Smith in Mayfair, London. The Wheel, which is made from oak and red metal plate, pays homage to the London Eye and acts as a rotating home for eight double sided magazine racks. The piece is also available to […]
Designhouse has designed the visual identity for a new children’s charity, The SOL (Sports, Opportunities, Lives) Foundation, which aims to enhance the prospects of underprivileged young people through sport. The brightly coloured identity is inspired by Henri Matisse’s cut-outs, comprising a Venn diagram overlaid with the SOL acronym.
A Kingston University student has designed a bicycle made out of golf clubs in an effort to draw attention to his observation that golf club membership is in decline while the number of middle age cyclists is on the rise. Graphic design student Claum Ray says: “I started by purchasing a set of golf clubs […]
Mystery has designed the visual identity, packaging and interiors for healthy food kiosk, Grateful Kitchen, in London’s Canary Wharf. The stripped back identity alludes to the simple, Mediterranean style food on offer, with teal tiles and wooden stools used for the interiors.
Supple has designed the branding for Mobilloo, a mobile, attended changing facility for people with significant physical impairments. The identity centres on the “L” in loo, which is playfully designed to reflect the tail lift element of the vehicle.
Airbnb’s new international headquarters in Dublin is its first office space where the architectural layout has been designed from scratch.
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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.
From Design Week’s 30th birthday to a Design Museum exhibition created by Morag Myerscough – we round up the important design news from the last seven days.
File sending website WeTransfer has been redesigned and rebranded, with a new, shorter “We” logo.
As Design Week marks its 30th birthday we ask designers to imagine what sort of design challenges they could be faced with in 30 years time.
In the second part of this two part film we speak to founding editor Jeremy Myerson and find out about what was on the design news agenda back in 1986.
The announcement by Morrisons signals the supermarket chain’s desire to make its products more “accessible” for customers with new Safeway branded goods destined for wholesale.
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