A revamped Natural History Museum was unveiled, art and design university applications fell dramatically and Sky Sports got a new look – the design news from the last seven days.
The Creative Practitioners’ Fund, announced at the Creative Industries Federation’s International Conference this month, will look to promote travel outside of the UK following Brexit.
The Department for Education has confirmed plans for 90% of students in state-run schools to take the English Baccalaureate qualification by 2025, which campaigners say leaves “no room” for art and design.
Marina Willer has created a logo, which draws on the recognisable forms of the Barbican’s Brutalist architecture.
The bank has revealed plans to introduce the biometric authentication technology – which is believed to be more secure than existing features such as fingerprint sensors – to its mobile banking app.
Latest figures from UCAS show a 5% drop in university students applying for art and design subjects compared to this time last year, which an art school principal has put down to the “Government’s devaluing of creative education”.
Sky Creative and Nomad have created a new identity for the sports broadcaster as it expands its service to include 10 individual channels.
Design Frontiers will run alongside London Design Festival, and will see collaborative installations from designers and brands including Jaguar and Tord Boontje with Swarovski.
US consultancy FRCH Design Worldwide has worked on the restaurant chain’s Fresh Forward store concept, which features an updated food display system and self-service kiosks.
Contractors are vying to design new stations in London and Birmingham where the “very best in engineering and design” are promised.
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Denmark-based studio Kontrapunkt has redesigned the packaging for Carlsberg’s Black Gold lager. The new packaging nods to the brand’s historic Black Gold bottles, with more saturated black and golden colours than the previous design. Kontrapunkt has also added a black top cap to the packaging to help the beer stand out on the shelves. The […]
Pentagram partner Michael Bierut has led a project to design a new visual identity for non-profit publisher the Poetry Foundation. The rebrand encompasses the foundation’s logo, print materials and magazine Poetry, and coincides with the redesign of its website by Chicago-based consultancy Fuzzy Math. The new identity looks to retain the support of existing poetry […]
Architect and academic Steve Bowkett is set to release the latest book in his Archidoodle series. Archidoodle: Architects’ Activity Postcards features 20 postcards of illustrations from the author’s Archidoodle and Archidoodle City books. Featured illustrations include bridge designs and futuristic cityscapes, which can be coloured in, doodled on and sent on to loved ones. The […]
Creatives including Jake and Dinos Champan and John Cooper Clarke have created a series of posters for a global campaign called Time for Outrage! The campaign is based on the book Indignez-Vous! (Time for Outrage!) by the late author and French Resistance member Stéphane Hessel, and asks artists and members of the public to express […]
Consultancy Hue & Cry has created the visual identity for a new, French bar in Bethnal Green, East London. Coupette – which means to have a “cheeky one” in French – looks to bring lesser-known French drinks such as Calvados, cidre and poiré to London. Hue & Cry’s identity for the bar is inspired by […]
Architecture lecturer Mollie Claypool is set to release a new book about the life and work of 20th century Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi. This is Gaudi features colourful illustrations by London-based designer Christina Christoforou, and highlights the architect’s most famous projects such as the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila, along with some of his lesser-known […]
Hampshire Cultural Trust – which looks after more than 20 museums and art centres across the county – is leading a new cultural initiative commissioning creatives to create textile designs inspired by the history of the surrounding area. The Arts Council-funded Creative Commercial Collections project sees institutions such as Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton […]
ECE Architecture has teamed up with designer Creative Forager to create a 1,000m2 typographic mural on a brutalist, multistorey car park in Worthing, UK. The reimagined car park has been spray-painted in an array of bright colours by street artist Ricky Also, who went through roughly 600 cans of spray paint in seven days to […]
Consultancy GBH has designed the set of stamps, which feature 10 of the most famous public buildings from the last two decades, including Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatics Centre.
BBC Creative has designed a new identity for the 2017 edition of the music festival, including whimsical, animated TV titles that bring the Royal Albert Hall to life.
Consultancy Casson Mann has made a blue whale skeleton called Hope the focal point of the redesign, as the institution looks to transition to a “museum of the future”.
Ferrari: Under the Skin will explore the company’s design history by showcasing early design models, memorabilia and some of its famous cars.
From an exhibition celebrating 20th century Italian designer Franco Grignani, to a new initiative from the Mayor of London making housing in the capital more “affordable”, we round up the design news from the last seven days.
The two cities in France and Australia have been shortlisted to take the title, with the winner expected to be announced this October.
A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
The Mayor of London has committed to the Good Growth by Design programme, rallying the likes of David Adjaye and Wayne Hemingway to help make London’s buildings more “affordable”, “inclusive” and “environmentally-sustainable”.
The charity, which funds research into conditions such as Crohn’s and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, has taken on a new visual identity and ad campaign to “dismiss enduring taboos”.
Plywood: Material of the Modern World will detail 167 years of the “ubiquitous” material’s use and manufacture, from World War Two aeroplanes to the first ever surfboards.
The social media company plans to build new retail and office space, and 1,500 apartments as part of a new campus development, but has admitted that only 15% of the housing will be below the market rate.
Communications coach John Scarrott runs through the traps that creative directors and account managers should avoid when leading presentations, and how they can make a positive impression on their audience.
Look Sideways, a brand designed by studio Spring to bring together cultural organisations in Norfolk and Suffolk, has secured further funding and will be rolling out more widely across the region.
In the latest of its “How to: Guides”, recruitment agency Vitamin T offers a step-by-step guide on how to make networking feel natural.
The initiative will see the museum introduce a new gallery, refurbish two of its existing gallery spaces and bring back its disused Reading Room.
Designit CEO and founder Mikal Hallstrup looks at how the banking industry is being shaken up from within and by new competitors as banks look to satisfy the appetite of young consumer’s for simple digital baking solutions that suit their lifestyle.