Inspiration

Welcome to Design Week’s Inspiration Board. Here you can search through inspirational design imagery using a series of filters, or just browse random images. You can also submit your own work for consideration on the board using the button below.

Bonde festival identity, by Leo Porto and Felipe Rocha

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 […]

The Pets Factor animations, by Brass agency

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 […]

Leap branding, by Menta Picante

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 […]

Iford Opera Festival material, by So Design and Charles Emerson

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 […]

Philographics, by Genis Carreras

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 […]

Penguin Random House Student Design Award winners, by various

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 […]

Rightmove advert, by Trunk Animation, Layla Atkinson and Anna Kövecses

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. […]

The Great British Postcard Competition, by various illustrators

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 […]

Anthology, by The Cass School of Art

Visual Communication students at The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design have designed a new book of critical and creative writing. Anthology features the writing of the university’s English Literature and Creative Writing students, alongside illustrations and design by Visual Communication students. It aims to be a collection of the school’s “best fiction, poetry, […]

Tokyo ice cream and chocolate shop, by Nendo

Japanese design consultancy Nendo has created the interiors for a new shop aimed at those with a sweet tooth. A Tes Souhaits! Glace et Chocolat is based in Tokyo, and is the sister shop to patisserie A Tes Souhaits!. The shop features a curved wall made out of various soils, which mimic the effect of […]

Sorry Not Sorry for Being Me campaign, by BBC Creative and Mother Design

Mother Design has completed its first project since joining the BBC’s roster, the branding and campaign for a new BBC Three show. Sorry Not Sorry For Being Me aims to explore the personal identities and “uniqueness” of young people, and enable young viewers to feel comfortable in themselves. The campaign includes print advertising, social media […]

Camille Walala installation, at the Now Gallery

Graphic designer Camille Walala, known for her colourful, geometric patterns that adorn various bridges and landmarks in London, is set to create an installation at Greenwich Peninsula’s Now Gallery. The sculpture will be a giant maze, laden with Walala’s distinctive patterns and composed of corridors, open spaces, suspended shapes and mirrors. The playful installation will […]

Lucy Session Sour Ale, by Duffy

Duffy and illustrator Chuck U have designed the packaging for Lucy Session Sour Ale, and Peach Bum, which is produced by the Indeed Brewing Company. Both drinks are made with fruit flavours and the designs reflect this. They are rolling out now.

Cat selfie, by George Hill, for BPMA student Design Competition

George Hill, a design student from Loughborough University is the winner of the BPMA student Design Competition 2017 with his Cat Selfie widget. The BPMA Student Design Competition, asks students to imagine a merchandise product that a brand could give away. Hill commented “The BPMA competition was a great experience, it gave me a chance […]

Eat the Rich, by Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst has created a series of twelve screen prints, which use pharmaceutical packaging as a canvas for making comments about violence or force. It continues the artists long-standing fascination with the aesthetics of pharmaceutical packaging. Hirst says that medical packaging gives confidence with its minimalist packaging and perpetuates the modern fantasy “that everything can […]

Hartlepool United FC crest, by Smart Giant

Smart Giant has designed a new crest for Hartlepool United FC, which plays its football in the “non-league” National League. The new crest will appear on club shirts, in time for the 2017/18 season. It is a response to a brief to modernise the incumbent crest – designed in 1995 – which features a ship’s […]

DX17 installation, by Kin and Nick Ryan for IWM Duxford

To mark the centenary of the Imperial War Museum and the beginnings of RAF Duxford, sound artist Nick Ryan was asked to create a site-specific sound sculpture. Kin was brought in as a collaborator to design, produce and install the sculpture and technology. 100 lights under the surface of the plane represent 100 memories. As […]

Festival City, by Onedotzero for The Asahi Shimbun Company

Onedotzero has designed visuals and motion graphics as part of a campaign for the Festival City development in downtown Osaka, Japan. Illustrator Owen Davey was brought in to create a cityscape, which features the twin towers of the Festival City development prominently. Local sites can also be seen in the illustration as well as leisure […]

Pebbles, People and Places to Go guide, by Sherlock Studio

Sherlock Studio has created a guidebook to Brighton and Hove, which has been “written by children for children”. Pebbles, People and Places to Go: A Children’s Guide to Brighton & Hove features an illustrative style inspired by the colour palette often seen in seaside postcards. It looks to reflect the testimonies of the young writers […]

SST Typeface, by Monotype

Monotype has released a new typeface called SST, which has been created by the type foundry in collaboration with technology company Sony’s in-house design team. Designed to be both “expressive” and “flexible”, according to Monotype, the typeface supports nearly 100 different languages and comes in six different weights and italics, including typewriter and condensed styles. […]

Wing Wing branding and interiors, by The Plant

London-based consultancy The Plant has designed the branding and interiors for Wing Wing, a new Korean fried chicken and beer restaurant in Central London. Both the visual identity and interiors are rooted in the “vibrancy” and “energy” of Koren pop culture, says The Plant, featuring a bright colour palette and abstract patterns. The logo is […]

Papersmiths London store design, by B

Design studio B has worked on a self-initiated project creating the interiors for a new shop from paper company Papersmiths. The store marks Papersmiths’ first London outlet, and is based in a shipping container at the Boxpark in Shoreditch. It sells stationery, greeting cards, magazines and home products. The interiors feature a “muted” colour palette […]

The Creature Garden, by Tinybop

US-based digital design studio Tinybop has launched a new app that inspires children’s imaginations by enabling them to create their own fantastical animals. The Creature Garden lets kids “build” their own creatures through combining over 100, colourful heads, limbs, hooves, horns, wings, beaks, paws and claws. They can then create a wild virtual garden for […]

Helvetica 60th anniversary poster project, by various designers

Husmee Studio has worked with paper company Arjowiggins to bring together different designers to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Helvetica. The Spain-based studio has organised a project asking various design studios to create a poster devoted to the typeface. Sans-serif typeface Helvetica was developed by Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann in Switzerland in 1957. Twenty […]

Sourced Market Barbican interiors, by YourStudio

London-based consultancy YourStudio has designed the interiors for Sourced Market’s new offering in Barbican, London. The design of the deli, food store and restaurant is based around the concept of a “food library”. Quarry floor tiles with cast concrete features nod to the architecture of the nearby Barbican Centre and Golden Lane Estates. Seating includes […]

Jerwood/FVU Award winners, by Maeve Brennan and Imran Perretta

Artists Maeve Brennan and Imran Perretta have been announced as the winners of this year’s Jerwood/FVU Awards. Now in its fifth edition, the theme this year is Unintended Consequences, with applicants being asked to address “how the best-laid plans can unravel and well-intentioned actions can provoke unexpected side-effects”, says Jerwood Gallery. Brennan and Perretta have both interpreted […]

Where to? Uber campaign, by various

Uber’s in-house design team has launched a new advertising campaign. Produced in collaboration with agencies Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) London and Manning Gottlieb OMD, the campaign is called “Where to?” and is centred around the idea of “the effortless journey”, says Uber. The campaign film has been directed by Kim Gehrig and tells the story […]

Venice Biennale Hong Kong pavilion branding, by Hato Studio

Hato Studio has designed the branding for the Hong Kong pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, which is centred around the work of multi-disciplinary artist and musician Samson Young. The pavilion is made up of an exhibition called Songs for Disaster Relief, which features artworks of different mediums exploring the concept of charity music singles. […]

Welsh Food and Drink magazine, by Smörgåsbord

Wales-based studio Smörgåsbord has been commissioned by the Welsh Government to design a new magazine promoting the country’s food and drink sector. The new publication is part of a wider place branding project for Wales completed by Smörgåsbord last year. The A3, loose-paper magazine features the Cymru Wales Sans typeface created in collaboration with type […]

#KeepBritainKind campaign, by Liberty and David Shrigley

Illustrator David Shrigley has worked with human rights organisation Liberty on a campaign that hopes to persuade Government to choose “decency” over “discrimination”, says the charity. #KeepBritainKind will last five years and will involve Liberty campaigning in Parliament, in courts and on streets across the UK to dismantle existing laws which they see as “racist, […]

Manomasa campaign, by Collider

London-based ad agency Collider has created a new campaign for tortillas snack brand Manomasa. The fun campaign features six colourful illustrations by Spanish designer Ricardo Cavolo. The illustrations look to represent each of Manomasa’s main mantras: serve spirit not food, fortune flavours the bold, the revolucion will be bite-sized, be the talk of the taqueria, […]

Black issue, by Parterre de Rois

Italian art and culture magazine Parterre de Rois has launched its fifth issue, Black. The magazine’s co-founders Molly Molloy and Gianni Tozzi describe the magazine as an “imaginary dinner party”, with one word as the main topic of focus in each issue. The Black issue is, unsurprisingly, devoted to darkness, and features a set of […]

Dough Universe, by Technology Will Save Us

London-based studio Technology Will Save Us has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new interactive learning kit for kids made out of conductive play dough. The product is comprised of three individual kits that aim to help children learn about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) principles, and the “fundamentals of electricity through light, […]

Stellar brand, by Bruce Mau Design

Bruce Mau Design has created the branding for makeup company Stellar. The visual identity “takes inspiration from the cosmos”, says the studio, to reflect the name, which alludes to star constellations. It features a dot emblem, which aims to simultaneously reflect the North Star and a facial beauty mark. A palette of black and white […]

9Nine rebrand, by BrandOpus

BrandOpus has created a new name, visual identity and packaging for snack brand 9Nine, previously known as 9Bar. The new look sees a redrawn “9” symbol, and a new brand colour of red. It aims to make the brand less “niche” and more “relevant for the mainstream healthy consumer”, says Paul Taylor, chief creative officer […]

RTL AdConnect rebrand, by Underscore

Underscore has rebranded advertising sales company IP Network as RTL AdConnect, with the aim of reflecting its greater focus on digital. The new branding sees a “rich and varied” colour palette, and a “play button” triangle device, and aims to reflect “the many different stakeholders within the RTL group”, says Underscore founder, Neil Stanhope. It […]

The Floating Pocket Park, by Tony Woods

Busy, urban London is full of surprising green spaces, from Regent’s Park to Hyde Park. Not many of these currently float on water, however. Garden designer Tony Woods has worked with developer European Land and Property Limited to create a water-dwelling park in Merchant Square, Paddington. The Floating Pocket Park, which can hold 120 people, […]

Stereohype Button Badge Motif prints, by various designers

Online graphic art store Stereohype has launched a new series of colourful prints, which are inspired by the boutique shop’s badge collection. The 20x25cm prints come with the appropriate badge, and have been designed by various studios and graphic designers including Studio Sutherl&, Monika Mitkute and Heleen van Buul. They are available with or without […]

Design Dice, by Andy Neal

Creative block is a common plight for designers, who will often resort to word maps and image moodboards to spark new ideas. A graphic design tutor at Falmouth University has decided to make this process a little more tangible. Andy Neal has designed a set of dice that aim to inspire young designers to think […]

Botanica, by Super Symmetry

Netherlands-based studio Super Symmetry has worked on a visual effects and sound project bringing plants to life through music and video. The “musical science” project aims to showcase “the beauty of the plant world”, says the studio’s art director Marino Capitanio. The studio worked with musicians Deproducers and a scientist to craft an album and […]

Émigré magazine exhibition, by The University of Reading

The University of Reading is hosting an exhibition showcasing the provocative former design magazine Émigré. Émigré was founded in California in 1984 by Rudy VanderLans and Zuzana Licko, and looked at the relationship between critical writing, self-publishing and experimental typography. It had an initial print run of roughly 5,000 copies, and was supported by design […]

Drink branding experiment, by Equator

Provided with just a blank sheet of paper and rows upon rows of empty bottles as inspiration, Equator tasked its design team with creating some unique infused spirit and liquor brands.  The designers brewed and created the drinks before coming up with their own brief and designing a branding and packaging solution. Examples included a tennis […]

Into the Unknown special edition book covers, by Jamie Keenan

The Barbican has teamed up with publisher Penguin Classics to produce a series limited edition covers for famous science fiction novels. Designer Jamie Keenan has reimagined the covers of texts including George Orwell’s 1984 and A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, to mark the opening of the Barbican’s new sci-fi themed exhibition, Into the Unknown. […]

V&A Photography Centre, by V&A

The Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum has released the first visual of its new Photography Centre, which is set to open in 2018. The centre is being designed by David Kohn Architects (DKA), and will more than double the museum’s display space dedicated to photography. The newly released render offers a glimpse into what The […]

Tom Dixon Hong Kong store, by Tom Dixon

British designer Tom Dixon has opened his first standalone store in South East Asia. The shop is located on Hollywood Road in Central Hong Kong, and features the brand’s latest furniture, lighting and home accessories collections. On the ground floor of the store, shoppers are invited to explore the collections in more depth by using […]

Here After installation, by Craig & Karl

Design duo Craig & Karl has transformed a derelict petrol station on Wood Lane in London’s White City into a colourful, stripy installation called Here After. The brightly coloured design nods to the petrol station’s location between Television Centre, the BBC’s former headquarters and White City Place, the former BBC Media Village, with the selected […]

Seabrook rebrand, by Robot Food

Consultancy Robot Food has designed a new visual identity for crisps brand Seabrook. The rebrand and packaging redesign aims to show off the heritage and “bold flavours” of the brand. Bright red, wavy stripes feature on the original sea salted flavour packet, blue on the sea salt & vinegar flavour and yellow on the cheese […]

The Wadden Sea Migratory Birds exhibition design, by various

JAC Studios has designed a new permanent exhibition about migratory birds at the Wadden Sea Centre in Denmark. The Wadden Sea Migratory Birds exhibition has been designed in collaboration with No Parking Production and Jason Bruges Studio, and looks at the 15 million migratory birds which stop in the area every year The exhibition features […]

Botanic Art wall, by Build Studios

Built Studios has introduced a living, green wall in its co-working space in Waterloo, London. The Botanic Art wall is comprised of 140 plants, including green ferns, climbing fig, English ivy and the Peace Lily plant. The living wall has been introduced to remove carbon dioxide and add extra oxygen into the surrounding air. The […]

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