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 by emailing dwinspiration@centaurmedia.com.

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Threefold branding, by Baxter and Bailey

Consultancy Baxter and Bailey has designed a new brand identity for media agency Threefold. Threefold plan and manage brand campaigns for retailers, aimed at shoppers. The new identity is “playful”, says Baxter and Bailey co-founder Matt Baxter, and based around the “rule of three”. This aims to symbolise the company’s focus on three areas – […]

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True Nordic, by various authors

A book on the influence of Scandinavian design on Canadian craft has been published by Black Dog Publishing. True Nordic: How Scandinavia Influenced Design in Canada examines how the era has made an impact on Canadian craft, design and industrial production since 1920. Authors include George Baird, Rachel Gotlieb, Mark Kingwell and Michael Prokopow, and […]

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Resin-cast furniture, by Zuza Mengham

Sculptor Zuza Mengham has been selected as one of Tom Dixon’s “rising talents” of this year. Her latest work includes a series of resin-cast furniture, including her Nexus Z-shape chair, her Camber flower vase and her Murmur book ends. Other materials used include birch-plywood, terrazzo, synthetic onyx, and marble. These will be exhibited at Paris-based […]

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Cambridge Core identity, by Branch

Branch has designed the identity for Cambridge Open, Cambridge University Press’ peer reviewed open access content publisher. Following on from its work on the Cambridge Core and Cambridge Elements identities, Branch has adopted a colour palette that is used within the University of Cambirdge’s guidelines, and has used LL Brown as the lead typeface. The […]

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Lacoste Westfield Stratford interiors, by DesignLSM

DesignLSM has redesigned the interiors of the Lacoste store in Westfield Stratford City, east London. The interiors feature materials including white washed concrete, oak and timber, with dark metal framed cabinets showcasing Lacoste’s product range. The shop front features striking illuminated signage and an entrance wall decorated with a tennis ball installation.

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Modern Life, by Jean Jullien

Illustrator Jean Jullien has released his first first monograph, which 150 of his commissions and Instagram posts in one place. Modern Life highlights Jullien’s humorous observations of daily life, and includes a foreword by actor Jesse Eisenberg. The book is available from TeNues for €24.95 (£21.64).

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Jeff Goldblum activity book, by Belly Kids

Indie publisher Belly Kids has released a rather peculiar activity book filled with mazes, games and puzzles, based on American actor Jeff Goldblum. From Independence Day through to Jurassic Park, the book features a series of mindful activities drawn by various illustrators demonstrating Goldblum’s different roles and appearances. The book is roughly A4 size, 32 […]

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New Outline Editions prints, by Lucille Clerc

French illustrator Lucille Clerc has created a new collection of prints for Outline Editions, which take inspiration from the coming season of Spring. The prints are “filled with fresh foliage, exotic blooms and abundant growth”, says Outline Editions, and aim to brighten up people’s walls “whatever the weather’s doing outside”. The prints also incorporate Pantone’s […]

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Butterfly Twists rebrand, by JKR

Consultancy JKR has rebranded footwear brand Butterfly Twists, giving it a new, angular butterfly logo. JKR says it has given the brand a “more minimal, graphic icon” with four “twistable variations”, and the logotype has been updated to a “modern, geometric style”. Alongside the rebrand comes a new packaging design and a new colour palette […]

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Carlsberg limited edition packaging, by Taxi Studio

Taxi Studio has designed limited edition packaging for Carlsberg’s portfolio of beers. Each pack in the collection celebrates a different ingredient found in Carlsberg, including barley, hops and yeast. The packs will be available to buy until September 2017.

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Bonobo, Migration album artwork, by Neil Krug

Photographer Neil Krug has created the album artwork for Bonobo’s new album, Migration. The image on the album cover shows a column of fire rising up from the sand beneath a deep blue sky, which Krug shot at dawn in the Mojave Desert in the US. Migration is available to buy now.

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Swifty: Funky Typo Grafix, by Paul Bradshaw and Ian Swift

Ian ‘Swifty’ Swift has designed a new book tracing the history of his work as a graphic designer. The 374-page book reveals aspects of Swift’s design process, showing the evolution of different typefaces and logos he has created, the layouts and mock-ups for various album artworks and magazine spread designs. It also features interviews with […]

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FaulkerBrowns, by Dn&co

Dn&co has worked on the new brand positioning for architectural firm FaulknerBrowns to coincide with its 55th birthday. The update also includes a redesigned website, incorporating black and white photography throughout in order to give it a unified look.

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Archidoodle City: An Architect’s Activity Book, by Steve Bowkett

Author and illustrator Steve Bowkett has produced a new book called Archidoodle: An Architect’s Activity Book. Aimed at budding architects and creative thinkers, the book features 75 architectural challenges for the reader to tackle, with briefs including designing an imaginary city and creating a new park for New York. It also includes several examples of […]

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Lyle’s Golden Syrup seasonal packaging, by Design Bridge

Design Bridge has designed seasonal packaging for Lyle’s Golden Syrup to coincide with Pancake Day. The design, which will appear on all tins and squeezy bottles for a three-month stretch, looks to “make it Pancake Day, every day”, according to the consultancy. Features include swapping out the brand name with the phrase “Flippin’ Good Pancakes”, […]

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Woolverstone Macmillan Cancer Centre murals, by ADP Architects

The walls of a new £4.7 million Woolverstone Macmillan Cancer Centre in Suffolk have been livened up with a range of murals, which were commissioned to improve patient wellbeing. The old unit was replaced as it suffered from a lack of space, where privacy and dignity were also issues. Health Consultants Willis Newson worked with […]

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Shipyard beer range, by JDO

JDO has designed a range of craft beer packaging for Marston’s Shipyard in a bid to add “craft appeal”. Part of the brand task was to clearly differentiate the IPA and APA variants to aid consumer navigation of the range. Malcolm Phipps, JDO design director says: “We’ve rooted Shipyard back into the craft category and […]

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David Bowie Flip Book, by Amy Pearson

In the wake of what would have been David Bowie’s 70th birthday Arigatourspress has published a book celebrating the great man’s sartorial adventures. Illustrator Amy Pearson has created the images, which are printed on four independent sections, meaning you can swap any given part of his outfit for a truly out of this world look. […]

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Pomona’s interiors, by Sundae Design Studio

Sundae Design Studio has designed the interiors for Californian-inspired restaurant and bar, Pomona’s. Situated on Hereford Road in Notting Hill, west London, the restaurant’s interiors are inspired by David Hockney’s work from his 1970s Malibu period. It features brightly coloured chairs, steel-top tables and birch bench seating, along with hanging potted plants and cacti.

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The Brutalist Playground exhibition, by Assemble and Simon Terrill

Architectural collective Assemble and artist Simon Terrill have designed a Brutalism-inspired exhibition. Taking place at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery in Weil am Rhein, Germany, the exhibition uses archival material from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to recreate some of the Brutalist playground structures seen in post-World War Two Britain. Visitors are able […]

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Lomo’instant, by Lomography

Lomography has released a new compact instant camera, the Lomo’instant Murano Edition. The bright blue, red, green and yellow camera uses Fuji Instax film, and includes features such as a double exposure button, colour gels and three different lenses. The camera and lenses together retail at £105.

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Virtually Real exhibition, by Royal Academy of Arts and HTC Vive

The Royal Academy of Arts and HTC Vive have curated a display of “the world’s first” 3D-printed virtual reality sculptures. The artworks have been created by the Royal Academy School’s alumni Adham Faramawy and Elliot Dodd, and current third year student Jessy Jetpacks, using VR platform HTC Vive. Elements of the artists’ work have been […]

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English Cut store interiors, by Campaign

Campaign has designed the interiors for British tailoring brand English Cut’s first store in Marylebone, London. The design is based on the concept of “British craftsmanship”, says Campaign, with “muted, minimal” interior features such as chevron flooring. Downstairs in its bespoke tailoring area, a large cutting table showcases a variety of different fabrics available, while […]

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London Fashion Week Men’s rebrand, by Music

Brand consultancy Music has rebranded biannual menswear showcase London Collections Men, renaming it London Fashion Week Men’s. The new logo features a bold, sans-serif typeface which is an adaptation of the existing London Fashion Week logo, positioning the two events alongside each other. Music also designed a new layout for collateral materials, which use a […]

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The Magazine of the Artist’s Institute issue two, by John Morgan Studio

John Morgan Studio has completed the print design for The Magazine of the Artist’s Institute in New York’s second edition. The issue is named Carolee’s, and is dedicated to American visual artist Carolee Schneemann. It features a previously unpublished image archive from the artist’s studio, alongside a profile interview with her.

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Pagodas robot installation, by Collective Paper Aesthetics

Design group Collective Paper Aesthetics, which creates installations out of cardboard and paper, has designed a temporary five-metre high piece for the National Gallery Singapore. The installation was created to celebrate the gallery’s first birthday, and is made from recycled cardboard. It is a physical reinterpretation of Malaysian artist Latiff Mohidin’s oil painting, Pagodas II. […]

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Stephen Hawking special edition stamp book, by Glazier Design

Consultancy Glazier Design has released a hardback book of its designs for a special edition series of stamps marking Stephen Hawking’s 75th birthday. The hardback book follows the individual stamps, which were made for the Isle of Man Post Office last year. There are 100 copies priced at £250, which will be sold by the […]

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D.Thomas branding, by SomeOne

SomeOne has created the brand identity for problem skincare company, D.Thomas, coming up with the brand name and designing the accompanying visual assets. The visual identity is inspired by the beauty brand’s light treatment therapies, with a colour system and graphics based on a Union Jack-like spectrum of light, to represent the company’s origins.

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TechBenefits rebrand, by Mr B & Friends

Mr B & Friends has rebranded employee benefits provider TechBenefits, with a refreshed identity, tone of voice, colour palette and visual language. The new identity features a jumping man icon, based on its previous marque, and a brightly coloured, pared back design. Mr B & Friends has also designed a new website for the company.

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East London Canvas hoardings, by Pencil & Help

Visual art duo Pencil & Help has designed an artwork on the East London Canvas, a stretch of hoardings between Westfield shopping centre and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. The designs are based on the drawings of a group of Year Five students from two local schools, and are inspired by local […]

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Primal Foods rebrand, by Hills Design

Hills Design has rebranded natural and gluten-free snack food company Primal Joy, creating a new visual identity and packaging for the brand. The consultancy created a heart symbol to help convey healthiness, which incorporates the company’s initials. Hills Design says it combined this symbol with a “strong, clean” typeface and white background, alongside “splashes of […]

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The Recorder print design, by Monotype

The new issue of type foundry Monotype’s bi-annual magazine The Recorder has been released. Issue four explores illustrated type, pixel typography and gaming, and type in urban environments, and includes a focus on Edward Johnston’s London Underground typeface, and an article by Adrian Shaughnessy. Illustrations have also been contributed by Justyna Stasik, DR.ME and Friederike […]

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Made You Look, Made You Stare, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Architectural practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has produced a book which looks at museums across Europe and North America and questions what makes them emotionally engaging. The book has been written and art directed by Clare Hughes and illustrated by Stephanie Sandall, and is complemented by an exhibition currently held at the architect’s studio until […]

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Exxon Mobil animation, by Young

Animation studio Young has created a mixed-media film for oil and gas company Exxon Mobil. The studio was commissioned by creative consultancy AMV BBDO, and looked to “bring to life” the company through paper craft, stop motion, claymation, CGI and cell animation, says Young. The video took two months to produce and Young aimed to […]

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Pip & Nut book design, by B&B

Consultancy B&B has completed the print design for a new cookbook from lifestyle brand Pip & Nut. Shaun Bowen, creative partner at B&B Studio, says the aim was to create a “visually striking” cookbook, which could also be seen as a “beautiful coffee table book”. The Nut Butter Cookbook is published by Quadrille Publishing, and […]

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Barcelona Pensa posters, by Studio Carreras

Catalonia-based consultancy Studio Carreras has continued its work with philosophy festival Barcelona Pensa by designing a series of events posters for its third edition. The annual festival, which took place in November, holds a series of talks and events discussing and exploring topics such as Plato, Picasso, philosophy and humour, biotechnology and contemporary art. Studio […]

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The Body Shop Foundation rebrand, by Tann Westlake

Consultancy Tann Westlake has rebranded the Body’s Shop’s charitable organisation to Revolution in Kindness. Previously called the Body Shop Foundation, the organisation was founded in 1989 and has donated over £24 million to nearly 3,000 charities worldwide which aim to promote positive social and environmental change. The new brand design features rough wall textures and […]

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Boxpark Croydon, by Filthy Media

Consultancy Filthy Media has developed the branding for food and drink pop-up the Boxpark, for its second home in Croydon. The original Boxpark is based in east London. Filthy Media worked with the original branding, adapting it so it could work across applications such as shipping containers, London buses, London Underground barriers, telephone boxes and […]

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Shower Beer, by Snask and Fredrik Tunedal

Swedish consultancy Snask has created and branded a new beer brand from scratch – but the drink is intended for consumption in a shower, not a pub. The consultancy has worked with brewer Fredrik Tunedal to create Shower Beer – a pale ale in a 180 ml bottle, which is meant to be “gulped in […]

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Pivzavod No.1 packaging redesign, by Molto Bureau

Ukraine-based consultancy Molto Bureau has designed a new packaging concept for Kazakhstani beer Pivzavod No.1. The consultancy says it looked to create a visual identity which combines the beer’s national identity with a “modern European touch”. The packaging design is centred on a graphic sun symbol, which is the main element of the Kazakhstani flag.

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It’s better to .GIF than to receive, by NB

NB is celebrating the Christmas period with a festive game of charades. The game comes in the form of a series of brightly coloured gifs, featuring black graphic images. Head to the studio’s Instagram page to test yourself.

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Stamps for Good, by M&C Saatchi Abel

M&C Saatchi Abel has teamed up with marketing company RocketSeed on a new initiative called Stamps for Good. The campaign allows people to include a virtual stamp featuring a miniature artwork in their emails. The series of ten stamps are linked to ten different charities, including the Animal Anti-Cruelty League and Reach for a Dream. […]

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Hip Hops branding, by Eat with Your Eyes

Branding agency Eat with Your Eyes has designed its own range of craft beers, called Hip Hops. The range comprises four different beers with unique illustrations: Inked – Jet Black Porter, Crafted >< Created – Fused Citrus IPA, Idea Beer – Cedar Bitter and Labyrinth – Pale Ale Solution. The logo features a simple, sans-serif […]

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The Jungle Book, by MinaLima

MinaLima has designed a series of illustrations for the new edition of The Jungle Book, published by Harper Design. The jungle-themed cover design features illustrations of characters such as Mowgli and Baloo, and the studio has also designed pull-out illustrations which appear inside the book. The Jungle Book retails at £20, and is available from […]

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Outline Editions prints, by Stewart Easton

Artist Stewart Easton has designed a series of colourful screen prints for Outline Editions. The prints are called A Conversation, A Man and His Shapes, Archival Giclee Print and Tron. Each of the four prints comes in a limited edition of 25, and retails at £95.

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Christmas gif card, by Trunk

Animation studio Trunk has created a Christmas card in the form of a fun, moving gif to celebrate the festive season. The gif sees an image transform from a Christmas pudding into a stocking, tree, cracker and various other Christmas symbols.

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Stewart Brewing and Save the Children campaign, by Brandon

Consultancy Brandon has worked with Edinburgh-based brewery Stewart Brewing on a Christmas campaign to help raise money for Save the Children. Based on the charity’s nationwide Christmas Jumper Day campaign, the design consultancy created a series of miniature Christmas jumpers for a selection of limited edition beers to “wear”. Brandon also designed a series of […]

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Eastland shopping centre Christmas installation, by Your Studio

Consultancy Your Studio has designed a Christmas installation for Eastland shopping centre in Melbourne, Australia. The installation includes an outdoor 9m-tall tree made of crystal glass, with a real Christmas tree trapped inside, an indoor multi-sensory “snow storm” made up fake icebergs, light and sounds, and an in-store Christmas glade area which recreates a “fairy […]

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label Striding Man Edition, by Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker has launched its Blue Label Striding Man Edition. The four-bottle edition features the brand logo’s evolution from 1908 to 2015, with the “striding man” – first designed by Tom Brown in 1908 – as the focal point of the design. Johnnie Walker Blue Label Striding Man Edition is available from Johnnie Walker Houses […]

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Polo installation, by Lazerian

Lazerian has designed an aluminium polar bear, which is currently on display in Manchester. The installation features LEDs positioned around the 6m-long bear, which are powered by solar energy and illuminate the installation. Polo will be on display at the New Bailey development, on the border of Manchester and Salford, until early 2017.

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