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 […]

Vatnajökull plane, by Icelandair

Airline Icelandair has revealed a new, glacier-themed plane to mark its 80th anniversary. The Vatnajökull plane – named after the most active glacier in Iceland – sees the glacier recreated on the plane exterior. It has been spray painted by hand by a team of artists, taking a total of 24 days to create using […]

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 […]

Triumph ≠ Trump mural, by Craig Black Design

Craig Black Design has created a mural that formed part of political art exhibition Pissed Modernism, which took place at Edinburgh’s Patriothall Gallery throughout April. The Triumph ≠ Trump mural was the centerpiece of the show, and aimed to draw attention to how the election of a new US President should be a time of celebration, but […]

Moleskine Avengers Limited Edition collection, by Moleskine and Leo Burnett Italy

Studio Leo Burnett Italy has designed a campaign for a series of limited edition Moleskine notebooks decorated with various Marvel Comics superheroes. The series includes book covers featuring Hulk, Spider-Man and Thor, and aims to act as “a reminder that before becoming our favourite movies, superheroes take their first steps as sketches on paper”, says […]

Munich 1972 book crowdfunder, by Alessandro Rinaudi

Graphic designer Alessandro Rinaudi has launched a crowdfunding campaign to compile a book of Otl Aicher’s designs for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Rinaudi has collected more than 400 designs from the Olympics over the last 15 years which feature in the book, including posters; booklets; backstage passes; posters and uniforms, alongside the original visual […]

Me and EU postcards, by various designers

UK-based creatives have come together to create postcards that reach out to European studios and aim to create a sense of unity between the UK and EU. The project was set up by designers Nathan Smith and Sam T Smith as an open brief in June 2016. Now, over 100 designers have participated, including Craig […]

Hoppy Seabird packaging, by Limegreentangerine

Consultancy Limegreentangerine has designed the branding and packaging for new craft beer brand Hoppy Seabird, owned by Gower Brewery. The range, which includes an APA, IPA, lager and stout, aims to “not take itself seriously”, and hark back to its brewer, says Alex Down, head of brand at Limegreentangerine. The branding features an illustrated emblem of […]

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.

Hawkers Bar and Brasserie branding, by DesignLSM

Consultancy DesignLSM has designed the branding for new London-based bar and restaurant Hawkers Bar & Brasserie. Hawkers references the aviation history of the bar’s location in Kingston, and is named after flight pioneer Harry Hawker. Kingston upon Thames is known for its aircraft factory founded in 1912, while Kingston University is now host to specialist […]

Carnovsky Optical Illusion prints, by Outline Editions

Milan-based artists Francesco Rugi and Silvi Quintanilla, who work under the name Carnovsky, have created a series of prints that reveal secret images through optical illusion. The La Selva print series has been published by Outline Editions, and exposes different images when used with RGB (red, green and blue) filters. When a coloured filter is […]

Ocean Manifesto illustration and animation, by Drive Creative Studio

Exeter-based Drive Creative Studio has designed a series of illustrations and an animated video based on Together We Can Turn Tides, a book by conservationist Jeroen van de Waal. The book is a designed to be a “manifesto for a change” to save the planet’s oceans, says Drive Creative Studio. The studio has created a […]

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 […]

Fourpure beer packaging, by Mr B & Friends

Mr B & Friends has designed the packaging for two new beers from London-based craft brewery Fourpure. The two new brews include Shape Shifter, an IPA from the West Coast of the US, and Flatiron, a red ale from Colorado. Both beer cans take on an illustrative style, with Shape Shifter featuring a sea serpent […]

Serpentine Pavilion 2017, by Diébédo Francis Kéré

Diébédo Francis Kéré has been commissioned to design the 2017 Serpentine Pavilion. Kéré, who leads the Berlin-based practice Kéré Architecture, is the seventeenth architect to accept the Serpentine Galleries’ invitation to design a temporary pavilion in its grounds in London. His installation for this project, which takes inspiration from the tree that served as a […]

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 […]

Paper blue tit, for Waitrose Weekend, by Lisa Lloyd

Designer and illustrator Lisa Lloyd has created this paper cut blue tit, which features on the front cover of the current issue of Waitrose Weekend magazine. The commission has also been made into a small set of prints and readers stand to win one of five if they enter a competition.

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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Cinnamon Bazaar interiors, by DesignLSM

DesignLSM has designed the interiors for Cinnamon Bazaar, a new restaurant in Covent Garden which is part of a group of Indian restaurants called The Cinnamon Collection. The design has been inspired by Indian street markets, with a colour palette of gold, blues and greens. The main dining room also features hand-painted Indian artworks and […]

Beau Nash beer branding, by JDO

Brand consultancy JDO has designed the branding and packaging for new craft beer Beau Nash, looking to the ale’s county as inspiration. The ale has been brewed by micro-brewery Moodley’s, based in Penshurst, Kent. JDO based the bottle’s design and name on 18th century Tunbridge Wells-based fashion icon – and gambler – Beau Nash, in homage to […]

The SOL Foundation branding, by Designhouse

Designhouse has designed the visual identity for a new children’s charity, The SOL (Sports, Opportunities, Lives) Foundation, which aims to enhance the prospects of underprivileged young people through sport. The brightly coloured identity is inspired by Henri Matisse’s cut-outs, comprising a Venn diagram overlaid with the SOL acronym.

Grateful Kitchen branding, by Mystery

Mystery has designed the visual identity, packaging and interiors for healthy food kiosk, Grateful Kitchen, in London’s Canary Wharf. The stripped back identity alludes to the simple, Mediterranean style food on offer, with teal tiles and wooden stools used for the interiors.

Mobiloo branding, by Supple

Supple has designed the branding for Mobilloo, a mobile, attended changing facility for people with significant physical impairments. The identity centres on the “L” in loo, which is playfully designed to reflect the tail lift element of the vehicle.

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 […]

New Blood 2017 campaign, by The Beautiful Meme

The Beautiful Meme has designed the campaign for D&AD New Blood 2017, We Need New Blood, which addresses various imbalances and inequalities in the industry, such as gender inequality and lack of ethnic diversity. New Blood is a D&AD scheme for student and graduate designers. It dovetails with New Blood Awards and Festival events, which encourage students […]

Nike lab x Roundel trainer, by Nike and TfL

Nike and Transport for London have collaborated to mark the 100th anniversary of the Johnston typeface with a new trainer decorated with the typeface. The collaboration sees the return of the cult classic Air Zoom Spiridon trainer. It goes on sale from today at selected retailers.

Bellhop lamp, by Flos and Barber & Osgerby

Italian lighting brand Flos has collaborated with Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, to create a lamp for the newly opened Design Museum’s Parabola restaurant. Bellhop is a cordless, spun aluminium lamp, which uses edge lighting technology and comes in navy blue.

Kaelo ice bucket, by Kevin Jabou

A new type of ice bucket for cooling drinks has been designed – one which doesn’t actually use ice. Kaelo is an “iceless” ice bucket, which uses touch activation to chill drinks in an ice-cold chamber embedded into a table top or surface. Without ice, the device also gets rid of “issues with condensation and […]

Caragh Chocolates branding, by Distil Studio

Distil Studio has designed a new brand identity for Caragh Chocolates, a chocolate company based on the Channel Island Sark. The new visual identity depicts an illustrated horse and carriage symbol, which represents Sark’s “traditional transport systems”, says the studio. Strangely, people aren’t allowed to use cars on the island so have to travel by […]

Mark Slater brand identity, by Wonderstuff

Consultancy Wonderstuff has created the brand identity for photographer Mark Slater. The brand identity features a hexagonal symbol, which comprises “M” and “S” letterforms. The new branding will be rolled out across the photographer’s website and app, print communications and business cards.

All palaces are temporary palaces, by Robert Montgomery

Artist and poet Robert Montgomery has created a 10ft tall typographic sculpture, which has taken different forms in different European cities before arriving in Cardiff. The piece is a comment on European migration and the same message has already been ablaze in Paris and laid at the bottom of a swimming pool in Berlin. The […]

26 Grains interiors, by Block: 1 Design

Block: 1 Design has designed the interiors for 26 Grains restaurant in Neal’s Yard, London. The Nordic-inspired concept includes a stripped back palette of several different woods, marble and rough rendered walls, reflecting the Scandinavian style dishes.

Joseph Joseph BarWise bottle opener, by Factorydesign

Product design agency Factorydesign has taken a fresh look at the traditional bottle opener, designing one which can store up to 16 bottle caps. The bottle opener is designed to be used for parties or gatherings, where lots of bottles are being opened. To stop the bottle cap from falling on the floor, the BarWise […]

Ballantine’s Artist series, by Dave Ma

Music video director and photographer Dave Ma has created a limited edition series of packaging for Ballantine’s. Ma is also known for his unique perspectives on aerial landscape’s, which he manipulates to look otherworldly and altered. He’s taken this approach to the Ballantine’s Finest sleeve and tin by using a bold two-tone colour palette and […]

Artless, by Marc Valli and Amandas Ong

Laurence King Publishing has released a new “coffee table” art book created by Marc Valli and Amandas Ong at Elephant magazine. Artless looks at contemporary artists who are favouring traditional, analogue art over digital media, and includes interviews and profiles of artists and illustrators including Jean-Philippe Delhomme and Mistake Kawai. The book is available to […]

A Good American data visualisation, by Up^

Design studio Up^ has created motion graphics for a new documentary film, A Good American. The film is about previous U.S. codebreaker Bill Binney, and the studio was tasked with “visually and emotively representing” the intelligence tool he created called ThinThread, says Up^. Up^ created CGIs, motion graphics and data visualisation for the film, as […]

Trellick range, by Tom Dixon

Design studio and teaching platform Goldfinger Factory has produced a new Tom Dixon range of products, Trellick. The range includes a tray, a stool, small and large plant pots, a bench and a table, alongside t-shirts and prints. The range is part of a crowdfunding campaign from Goldfinger Factory to raise £20,000, in order to […]

Stafford House interiors and branding, by Mystery

Consultancy Mystery has created the interiors and branding for a new study space in San Francisco. Stafford House International is a group of English language schools, originally based in the UK. Mystery helped to recreate the brand as it moved to an international presence, with new offices in San Francisco, San Diego, Calgary and Toronto. […]

Movi branding, by Branch

Studio Branch has created the visual identity for Movi, a new video app. Movi is a tech start-up based in Norway and California, and aims to be an “interactive mobile video experience”, says Branch, and enable people to “explore, create and share millions of moments daily”. The logo is “clean and minimal”, says the design […]

Marion Deuchars campaign, by Laurence King Publishing

To celebrate its 25th birthday, the art and design book publisher Laurence King Publishing has launched a campaign created by illustrator Marion Deuchars. It includes hand-drawn lettering in the illustrator’s style, and was art directed by Laurence King Publishing creative director Angus Hyland. The campaign will be used for advertising, in bookshop windows and digitally.

Milroys of Soho branding, by Good

Consultancy Good has designed the branding for whisky shop Milroys of Soho. The rebrand also includes a new interior for the brand’s store on Greek Street in London’s Soho, alongside a new website and four new whiskies. The new look aims to bring together the “classic and the handcrafted”, says the design studio.

TfL Roundel Twitter Machine, by Florian Dussopt

A tweet-printing machine shaped like the Transport for London roundel has been designed by Florian Dussopt to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Johnston typeface. The piece will be on show as part of Designjunction at this year’s London Design Festival, and will be printing out Twitter messages in the Johnston typeface throughout the […]

Pop-up V&A Dundee, by Tessa Asquith-Lamb and Martin Baillie

A pop-up book version of the V&A Dundee has been unveiled, created by designers Tessa Asquith-Lamb and Martin Baillie. The miniature V&A Museum of Design Dundee emerges from a large book, and is on show at Edinburgh International Book Festival, and sits alongside smaller kit versions to allow children to create their own paper museums. […]

Lamb Weston innovation centre interiors, by Williams Murray Hamm

Frozen potato product supplier Lamb Weston bought in Williams Murray Hamm to design a new “state of the art innovation centre” in the US, featuring interior graphics that read “take a walk in our potato dreamland.” Williams Murray Hamm had previously created a new identity for Lamb Weston’s global business, and was brought in to […]

Alto restaurant interiors, by Tom Dixon Design Research Studio

Tom Dixon Design Research Studio (DRS) has designed the interiors for Alto, a new grill restaurant in Hong Kong. The restaurant is the studio’s first project in Asia, and has used the concept of the four elements – earth, air, fire and water – throughout. Fire is conveyed through the use of 230 gold mini […]

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