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.

Here East shuttle bus livery, by Dn&co

Dn&co has designed the livery for the new shuttle buses being used across Here East, a digital and creative campus in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East London. The livery features the Here East visual identity, and all of the shuttle buses are covered in a series of dot patterns inspired by the Here East […]

Grek branding and packaging, by Interabang

London-based graphic design studio Interabang has designed the visual identity and packaging for a new tea company called Grek. The monochrome packaging design is based on the founder’s childhood trips to the Greek island of Pyrgi, where geometric, black and white tiles are commonly found. Each tea flavour comes with a booklet featuring a unique […]

The Pioneer Plaque replica, by Duane King

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to reproduce the original “galactic greeting card”; a communicative plaque that was sent into space in 1972 aboard NASA’s Pioneer 10 spaceship. The Pioneer Plaque was intended as a means of communication, should any extra-terrestrial life come across the spacecraft. Over 40 years later, crowdfunding company Vann Alexandra and […]

65th San Sebastián International Film Festival branding, by Husmee

Spain-based studio Husmee has designed the branding and poster for the 65th San Sebastián International Film Festival. The poster is divided into a grid of 24 frames which take on different sections of the number “65”. This creates different compositions which are used across merchandise and print marketing materials. The festival takes place from 22-30 […]

Sis rebrand, by SomeOne

Consultancy SomeOne has created the branding for data company Sis, which looks to be better suited to digital than the previous identity. The new brand is centred around lightbeam imagery, which aims to portray data being delivered at “speed, precision and focus”, says SomeOne lead designer Lee Skinner. It also includes a “digital-first” colour palette […]

LoneWolf packaging, by B&B Studio

London-based consultancy B&B Studio has designed the packaging for LoneWolf, a new spirits brand created by brewery BrewDog. The logo comprises a blocked-out wolf’s head symbol, which is also one of the main features of the bottle design. The wolf’s head appears on the bottle label, which also features a typewriter-style typeface and is held […]

TypeNotes Issue #1, by Fontsmith and The Counter Press

Type foundry Fontsmith has launched a new print magazine called TypeNotes that is dedicated to typography and graphic design. Designed by The Counter Press, the overall look of the magazine is inspired by a traditional ruled notebook. It features various Fontsmith typefaces including FS Sally, FS Maja, FS Siena, FS Lucas, FS Elliot and FS […]

Moses Lake Cellars branding, by Thirst Craft

Studio Thirst Craft has designed the branding and packaging for American wine brand Moses Lake Cellars. The design aims to imbue luxury, says lead designer Craig Black, but also uses typographic, brush-stroke lettering that is “bold and youthful”. The label is printed on a Spanish “luxury” paper stock, and incorporates a monochrome colour palette, alongside […]

Edwardidot, by Emily Richards

Last week, graphic designer Sarah Hyndman released her new activity book How to Draw Type and Influence People through Laurence King. It asks its readers to test their imaginations and their pen skills by thinking about the different personalities typefaces might have, along with how they might sound, taste, feel and smell. We spoke to […]

Nothing in the News, by Sideline

Design studio Sideline has revealed a new project called Nothing in the News, which features mock-ups of famous newspapers from all over the world with blank front pages. The project looks to combat our “24-hour” approach to news, where we are “bombarded with information in real time by every media outlet and platform competing for our […]

Elemental, by Eser Güngör

Istanbul-based architect Eser Güngör has designed a range of home accessories made from materials collected from industrial sites. All of the products within the Elemental collection are made from brass sheets and black marble, which have been left over from mass production factories and other manufacturing sites. Featured products include the Istanbul napkin holder, which […]

Social Housing: Definitions and Design Exemplars, by Alexander Boxill

Alexander Boxill has designed a book and accompanying exhibition titled Social Housing: Definitions and Design Exemplars. Both the exhibition and book look at 24 case studies from six European countries that take a novel approach to social housing practices, including UK-based architectural group Assemble. A yellow, white and black colour palette and bold typography are […]

Erratic Creativity, by Charlie Smith

Designer Charlie Smith has been revealed as the winner of a competition to design the catalogue cover for Free Range, an annual art and design graduate show held at The Old Truman Brewery in east London. Smith’s design is titled Erratic Creativity and comprises a multicoloured, abstract image of an egg based on the graduate […]

Klaws, by Mark Richardson

Superfried founder and designer Mark Richardson has revealed a personal typographic project called Klaws. The project is inspired by the graffiti that Richardson saw on a train one day while on his way into the Superfried studio in Manchester. The result is a series of numeral, angular typographic designs created by Richardson in three-dimensional modelling […]

Beanz Meanz Heinz campaign, by Jones Knowles Ritchie

Jones Knowles Ritchie has created a 50th anniversary campaign for Heinz Beans, which playfully depicts what beans “means” to different people through various can designs. The campaign includes the limited edition packaging, alongside an pop-up café in Selfridges on Oxford Street, London, and a store window display. There are 50 different iterations of the tins, […]

Oia Council place branding, by Yarza Twins

Yarza Twins has designed the place branding for Oia Council’s tourist department, a small town based in Galicia, Spain. The identity emphasises the area’s outdoor activities such as surfing and historical tourist spots such as the monastery. The London-based studio has created an identity which sees the name Oia stacked vertically, as well as a […]

Time Machine, by Lee Broom

Lee Broom has housed his furniture and lighting collections from the last ten years in an installation within a disused vault at Milano Centrale station as part of Milan Design Week. Each piece has been reimagined in new materials and finishes. The limited edition pieces were accompanied by a handcrafted Carrara marble grandfather clock. The collection […]

The Colour of Things notebooks, by Tom Crawshaw

Designer Tom Crawshaw has created a series of six brightly coloured notebooks, called The Colour of Things. The notebooks feature foiled typographic covers, each with a collection of seemingly unconnected things that all share one common element: colour. The notebooks are printed and bound in the UK by Ambrose Press.

Grey London rebrand, by Valenstein & Fatt

Grey London has rebranded as Valenstein & Fatt and designed its new visual identity. The ad agency says it has decided to use the names of its Jewish founders as a statement of its “commitment to diversity and openness” amid the rise of right wing populism in politics. The new visual identity features a black […]

Nissan X-Trail 4Dogs, by L3

  Northamptonshire consultancy L3 has designed a car concept for Nissan tailored specifically for dog owners. Based on Nissan’s existing X-Trail model, L3’s design looks to recognise dogs as “an integral part of family life”. The consultancy has transformed the boot space into an area for dogs to relax, featuring a “no spill” water dispenser, […]

On Tyranny poster installation, by Vintage and Kingston University

Publishing house Vintage’s in-house design team has collaborated with graphic design students from Kingston University to create a series of posters based on the book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder. Each chapter of the book – which looks to compare present day personality politics with the regimes of Hitler […]

Cut and Tube lighting collections, by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon has unveiled two new lighting collections, Cut and Tube. Cut features a series of pendants with a mirror finish which cast a kaleidoscopic reflection when the lights are switched on, while Tube comprises a black cylindrical shape with laser cut holes. The new lighting ranges will go on display at Multiplex, a two-storey […]

The Trio of Time project, by Anicorn

Independent watchmaker and design studio Anicorn has launched the first stage of its project The Trio of Time, as it seeks to find collaborators to work with its brand. Here are the results of the first collaboration, which has seen Anicorn founders Joe Kwan and Chris Chan travel to Seoul, Korea, to work with Jiwoong Jung for the […]

Guinness St Patrick’s Weekend campaign, by Iris and McBess

Iris has created a campaign for Guinness to coincide with St Patrick’s Weekend, called “Let’s Get Together”. The consultancy commissioned illustrator McBess to create a series of monochromatic illustrations, which feature characters ranging from bikers and hipsters to jockeys. The illustrations also reference figures from famous Guinness adverts, including surfers, flamboyantly dressed Congolese men – […]

Dog’s Bollocks student awards campaign, by Design Bridge

Several junior designers from Design Bridge’s London office have designed a poster campaign to promote the consultancy’s annual Dog’s Bollocks competition for design students. The campaign is based around the concept of “said no award winner ever”, and is designed to be a “tongue-in-cheek” take on “all the wrong advice”, says Design Bridge. The posters, […]

Detox Kitchen rebrand, by AfroditiKrassa

London-based consultancy AfroditiKrassa has rebranded health food restaurant brand, Detox Kitchen. The new visual identity has been created to reflect the company’s current transition from a start-up to a small and medium-sized business (SME). It features a new, hand-written style logo, and a bright visual style comprising colourful photography of fruit and vegetables overlaid with […]

Kulu Kulu rebrand, by Chay Sells

Freelance designer Chay Sells has rebranded London-based sushi restaurant Kulu Kulu. The new visual identity features a simple, black and white colour palette, while the new logo appears in red on the chef’s uniform as a reference to the red circle in the Japanese flag. The logo design incorporates multiple circles within a “K” symbol […]

Air-Ink, by Graviky Labs

Indian start-up company Graviky Labs has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Air-Ink, a collection of ink-based products made out of carbon emissions. Using its Kaalink technology, Graviky Labs is able to capture unburned carbon soot emitted by car pipe exhausts, chimneys and generators. Various processes are carried out to remove heavy metals and carcinogens from […]

Spin: Adventures in Typography, by Unit Editions

Design studio Spin has launched its first issue of Spin: Adventures in Typography (Unit 31), published by Unit Editions. The book is a follow-up to the monograph Spin 360° (Unit 19), and will explore the studio’s creative processes and use of typography. It is 52 pages long, and will showcase use of type which “plunges […]

Playing the Bridge, by various artists

Hull’s Scale Lane Bridge will be transformed into an interactive musical instrument as part of Hull 2017 City of Culture. Playing the Bridge will be host to performances, workshops and installations, which will draw on the Indonesian gamelan tradition of creating music by striking tuned metalwork. The first stage of the event will encourage members […]

The Fabulous Nicholas Brothers campaign, by All Works Co.

All Works has designed a campaign for a new film compilation of the Nicholas Brothers, a 1930s black American tap-dancing duo who helped to encourage racial integration in the entertainment industry. The film compilation is part of the British Film Institute’s (BFI) Black Star season. The campaign aims to capture the “movement, energy and dynamic […]

Light Eye Mind branding, by All Works Co.

Consultancy All Works has designed a new visual identity for north London art gallery Light Eye Mind, which plays with the ability of the human eye to read inverted letters. The new branding features a simple, sans-serif, all-capitals, black typeface used for the gallery name and accompanying copy. Certain letters are inverted, either by being […]

Kin branding and packaging, by Sheridan&Co

Sheridan&Co has designed the visual identity and packaging for Kin, a range of nutritional supplements developed by Kyle and Kelly Maslen’s company, Kmpt. Kin is designed to be “genderless” and “more inclusive” than competitor brands, says Sheridan&Co CEO, Michael Sheridan. The logo features a simple, sans-serif typeface with a diamond mark appearing in between the […]

Toyota UAE flagship interiors, by Greenspace

Greenspace has designed the interiors of the Toyota flagship for the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Al-Futtaim Motors, which is the exclusive distributor of Toyota in the country. The 9,500 m2 flagship store and service centre features a clean modern design with red, grey and white furniture to tie in with Toyota’s brand colours. It includes […]

American Serve Jack Daniel’s packaging, by JDO

JDO has designed the packaging for American Serve, a Jack Daniel’s ready to drink product in Australia. The range features one and a half shots of Jack Daniel’s Old No.7 with a splash of either cola, ginger or lemonade. Ray Smith, JDO creative director says: “The challenge was to see how far we could push […]

Before I Leave programme, National Theatre Wales and Bwtîc

Cardiff-based studio Bwtîc has designed the programme for the National Theatre Wales production, Before I Leave. The programme has been designed in a small-scale format and is stitched together to reduce the risk of “elbow-knocking nuisance” or “paper-folding fiddling”, says Bwtîc. It features a bold yellow and black colour palette and comes with three alternative […]

Forma, by Alessi and Zaha Hadid

Alessi has revealed its last product designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid, for its spring/summer 2017 collection. Forma is a mirror-polished stainless steel grater inspired by “natural forms that have been smoothed over time by water and wind”, says Alessi. Featuring a sculptural black base, the grater has been designed to fit comfortably in […]

TRT World branding, by DixonBaxi

  DixonBaxi has created the brand concept for Turkish state broadcaster TRT World. The consultancy helped to create the English-language news brand’s editorial principles and brand strategy, and designed a full identity system. The visual identity is centred on the concept of “where news inspires change”. DixonBaxi has designed titles for each news segment, including […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kingsbury Press rebrand, by StudioMono

Mono has rebranded and repositioned Kingsbury Press as masters of “The Art of Print” as the printer marks its 50th year in business. The new look is minimal and monochromatic and is offset by an online gallery using photography to show off Kingsbury Press work. StudioMono creative director Richard Bassett says: “We needed imagery that […]

Red Bull Flying Bach installation, by Joe Iurato

Street artist Joe Iurato has designed a series of wooden cut-out installations inspired by the break dancers and modern dancers involved in the Red Bull Flying Bach tour. The works have been installed in various locations around Washington DC, to raise awareness about the touring show, which combines classical music and break dance. The Red […]

The Kodakery pop-up shop, by Jack Morton

Kodak has launched a pop-up shop in Soho, London to launch its new Ektra Smartphone, and consultancy Jack Morton has designed the interiors. The Kodakery is open until 23 December and is showcasing Kodak products alongside the new smartphone. As well as a product store, the shop is also designed as a “creative hub for […]

The Brutalist Colouring Book, by Marc Thomasset

Brussels-based designer Marc Thomasset has designed a rather edgy colouring book based on Brutalism. The Brutalist Colouring Book is based on the sharp, angular forms of concrete architecture, and leaves the viewer to either fill the constructions with colour or alternatively opt for different shades of grey, if they prefer to get a bit more […]

Meantime Brewing Company mural, by Leif Podhajsky

Artist Leif Podhajsky has created a hand painted mural on Shoreditch High Street for the Meantime Brewing Company, as part of the craft brewer’s “Mean it” campaign. The mural features colourful illustrations of Meantime’s beers against a black backdrop, complete with the tagline: “There’s beer. And there’s proper beer”. Podhajsky is best known for his […]

Opus branding, by Sheridan&Co

Consultancy Sheridan&Co has designed the branding for fitness studio Opus based in Notting Hill, London. The studio was formerly known as DKPT, so has been renamed and received a new visual look and website. Sheridan&Co also created a new strapline “Fitness to Inspire”. Michael Sheridan, founder at Sheridan&Co, says the rebrand hopes to convey the […]

Tom Kerridge branding, by The Clearing

Two Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has released a retail range, branded by The Clearing, which has looked to capture the chef’s character and style. The range includes knives, pans and ceramics as well as enamel, wood and textile products. Kerridge has personally selected the products in the range and The Clearing creative director and co-founder Andy […]

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