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.
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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.
The Queen’s Speech has laid out the Government’s plans for the next two years, which include bills around Brexit, technical education and the national living wage. We look at what it means for designers.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.