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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Beau Cacao packaging, by Socio Design

Socio Design has designed the packaging for London-based chocolate company Beau Cacao’s first two bars, Asajaya and Serian. The design features a geometric gold foiled pattern inspired by Malaysian fabric designs, as the company sources its cacao bean from growers in Malaysia. It also reflects the geometric moulded shape of the chocolate bar itself, which […]

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 – […]

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”, […]

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 […]

Generosity: Amplified headphones, by Chivas Regal and LSTN Sound Co.

Chivas Regal and LSTN Sound Co. have teamed up to design a pair of headphones made from elements of recycled whisky casks. Generosity: Amplified are made from American oak, and retail at $250 (£200), with a percentage of the profit going to Starkey Hearing Foundation, a charity which provides hearing aids to people with hearing […]

Get It On screenprints, by Paul Thurlby

Outline Editions has released a series of new screenprints by illustrator Paul Thurlby, which “celebrate the universal power of a good, old cuddle”. The prints are silkscreened, with metallic gold ink used for people’s hair. They are 50cm x 50cm and cost £90 each, and can be bought online.

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 […]

Nongfu Spring packaging, by Horse

Horse has designed the packaging for a limited edition mineral water for Nongfu Spring, which celebrates the Chinese Year of the Monkey. The design features a family of monkeys swinging from the branding and text on the bottle.

We Are Bar branding, by Ragged Edge

Ragged Edge has created the branding for We Are Bar, a new venue in the City of London. A bracket device has been used in the branding, while a set of illustrations were created by artist Luis Dourado to be included on wall posters. A colour palette of a “premium” dark green and “contemporary” light […]

Burger & Lobster interiors, by DesignLSM

DesignLSM has created the interiors for a new branch of restaurant Burger & Lobster, based in the W hotel at Leicester Square, London. The interiors include a hanging light chandelier at the centre, alongside lobster tanks and banquette seating, a central spiral staircase, timber flooring and a brass bar. The restaurant is spread over two […]

Foil installation, by Layer and Braun

Foil is one of many installations on show at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum this month, part of this year’s London Design Festival (LDF). In association with Braun, the huge, rotating sculpture of metal panels aims to replicate the blades of an electric shaver, and creates an immersive experience around the gallery as it […]

003 light bulb, by Plumen

Plumen has released a new version of its LED light bulb series. The 003 light bulb follows on from models 001 and 002, and features a gold element with a faceted surface pattern. The 003 launches this month, and will go on sale at Harrods from October, retailing at £150.

Glenfiddich Experimental Series identity, by Purple Creative

Purple Creative has designed the visual identity for a new range of whiskies called the Glenfiddich Experimental Series. The identities feature a mixture of portraits, tasting notes, hand-lettering, scientific equations and diagrams. Founding partner and creative director, Gary Westlake, says: “The identity represents a visual narrative of each experiment – graphically capturing the authentic journey […]

Public artworks at St James Market, by various

The Crown Estate and Oxford Properties have unveiled a £400m landmark development at St James’ market, London. Artist David Thorpe and design studios Studio Weave and Studio Swine have created installations as part of the redevelopment of the market. The market is located between Regent Street St James’s and Haymarket where Thorpe has designed a […]

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 […]

Magical Jungle colouring book, by Johanna Basford

Illustrator Johanna Basford is set to release a new colouring book for adults which looks to immerse its users in the depths of the jungle. Magical Jungle follows on from Basford’s other nature-based colouring books, including Lost Ocean, Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest. Colourers will encounter speckled tree frogs, hummingbirds, tigers, monkeys and treetops in the book, […]

Y-Rack, by HCWD Studio

HCWD Studio has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a modular coat rack designed to make hanging clothes more efficient. Y-Rack is made from stainless steel and zinc alloy, and can be assembled and reassembled to suit different storage needs. The coat rack’s hanging pattern has branch-like hangers resembling a tree, which spread out in a […]

Dance Floor installation, by Jean Verville

Jean Verville has created a trompe-l’œil style paving installation along Montréal’s Museum Avenue. Dance Floor is the winning project from the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts’ competition for the development of Museum Avenue. The 279m2 dancefloor-inspired installation comprises a black and gold mosaic made up of more than 5,000 footprints.

Hayman’s Gin packaging, by Field Day and Cook Chick

Consultancy Field Day has created the packaging for Hayman’s Gin, incorporating hand-drawn illustrations into the bottle design. Illustrations include that of the ingredients used in the gin, and key objects related to its history, such as the founder’s original copper pot and an old family gin bottle. Field Day also designed a website, brochure and bottle […]

Lucky Penny, by Vince Frost

Vince Frost has designed an art installation for a creative hub in Sydney, using an adaption of Danish typographer and designer Henrik Kubel’s font, India. The installation reflects the building’s history, according to Frost. When it was tenanted by Sheldon Leather Goods, a luxury women’s handbag company, in 1950, as a sign of good luck […]

Mary Seacole memorial statue programme, by Jon Daniel

Designer Jon Daniel has created a souvenir programme for the historic unveiling of a statue of Mary Seacole. Seacole was a Jamaican nurse who set up an area for wounded servicemen to recover during the Crimean War in the 19th century. The statue, which has been erected at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London’s Westminster, is […]

The Whisky Shop, by Gpstudio

Gpstudio has designed the interiors for The Whisky Shop’s new store in Paris’ Place de la Madeleine. The consultancy has stripped back the interiors to highlight the space’s original features, such as the staircase. The shop also includes modern features, including a space hosted by Diageo on the upper floor dedicated to whisky brand Johnnie […]

Fortnum & Mason limited edition honey packaging, by Design Bridge

Design Bridge has designed the packaging for a special edition honey from Fortnum & Mason to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. There are 1,500 limited edition jars, which all have a gold, resin seal that aims to mimic a traditional beeswax seal, says Design Bridge design director Chloe Templeman. The seal includes an embossed illustration […]

Buzzbike, by various

Startup company Buzzbike has commissioned a group of London artists to design a unique bicycle pattern, in celebration of its launch. The crowdfunded project is a free cycling scheme, which invites brands to sponsor a single speed Cooper bike. The ownership model has been unveiled at London’s Design Museum, and includes four specially designed bicycles to […]

Royal Albert 100 Years, by The One Off

The One Off has created a series of hand-rendered illustrations to celebrate the design history of Royal Albert china. The illustrations are displayed in an animated pop up storybook, which visualises 100 years of Royal Albert by assigning each pattern to an individual historical decade from the 1900s, to the present day. The idea was […]

Three new lights, by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon has showcased a selection of new light work at London’s Clerkenwell Design Week. The lights were displayed at St James’ Church in the area. New products include Dixon’s Flask Oil pendant lights, which have been inspired by the geometry of chemical laboratory glassware, Dixon says. The three lights are a cylinder, sphere and […]

Lyles Golden Syrup Queens 90

Queen’s 90th birthday special edition Lyle’s Golden Syrup, by Design Bridge

Design Bridge have designed a special edition Lyle’s Golden Syrup to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. The Royal Coach, which the Queen is expected to appear in as part of a celebratory parade has been incorporated into the design. Design Bridge creative director Mike Stride says: “Lyle’s Golden Syrup is one of the most instantly recognisable […]

Golden State Warriors Strength in Numbers campaign, by Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Goodby Silverstein & Partners has created the Strength in Numbers campaign for basketball team the Golden State Warriors, who hold the record for the most wins in the NBA regular season. The agency says the campaign “celebrates every number on the road to the NBA championship and beyond”. It adds: “The creative features players and fans counting their […]

Chance Organisation branding, by Design Bridge

Design Bridge has created the branding for events management company Chance Organisation. The logo is a crown composed of different hat illustrations, including a top hat, conical party hat, feathered fascinator and masquerade mask. A drum forms the base of the crown, which is a reference to the company founder’s previous career as a drummer […]

TWELVE Collection, by Plato Design

Italian consultancy Plato Design has created the TWELVE Collection of lights, which are modular and customisable. The consultancy says: “From one to seven modules can be joined together in endless combinations and the light can be directed wherever one wishes just rotating the modules by hand.”

Rockers, Soulheads & Lovers: Sound Systems Back In Da Day, by Jon Daniel

Jon Daniel has created the branding and designs for new exhibition Rockers, Soulheads & Lovers: Sound Systems Back in Da Day, by installation artist Michael McMillan at the 198 Gallery in Brixton, London. The designs use the Dub Save the Queen typeface designed by Daniel for a previous poster project. Jon Daniel says: “After designing the […]

Kill Devil Rum, by Sevenfive Creative

Sevenfive Creative has designed the Kill Devil series, showcasing rums from the Caribbean. The label design was inspired by vintage Caribbean stamps with crinkle cut edges and traditional two colour print. The ornamental border with a woodcut illustration of the devil dancing in the flames, hints at the heritage of both the rum and the […]

Brac Wines label, by Brandoctor and Bruketa&Zinic

Croatian consultancies Brandoctor and Bruketa&Zinic have created a new label for Brac wines, from the Croatian island of the same name. The designers say: “People from Brac have a reputation of being on the stingy side. It is Brac’s poor, arid soil that has taught the islanders never to waste a thing. “Their labels just might […]

Winners of Wellcome Image Awards

The Winners of the Wellcome Image Awards, which celebrate the best images in science have been announced. Here are a selection of them: A map of pathways inside a person’s brain. Different parts of the brain talk to each other using different pathways and these have been coloured in here. This is a view from […]

Ford Vignale branding and experiential design, by Imagination

Imagination has designed the branding and a range of customer experiences for Ford’s new Vignale range of cars, which are part of an “end-to-end premium mobility experience.” An identity has been developed and the positioning “designed to give you the luxury of time” created as well as the Vignale Lounge concept – a space to […]

Hennessy cognac packaging, by Appartement 103 and Peter Saville

The V.S.O.P Privilege blend packaging is a collaborative effort by Peter Saville and Parisian consultancy Appartement 103. It features metallic packaging, embossing and matt and varnish finishing. Saville has been inspired by chromatography – a laboratory process for separating mixtures – and the design has looked to both art and science according to Appartement 103. […]

Carlsberg Export limited-edition packs, by Taxi Studio

Taxi Studio has created a football-themed limited edition packaging design to celebrate UEFA Euro 2016 in France, and Carlsberg Export’s association with it. Jonathan Turner-Rogers, associate creative director at Taxi Studio, says: “When we presented our idea ‘The Bootiful Game’, complete with stud detailing containing well-known French landmarks, it was a ‘back of the net’ moment. “To […]

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Pals Battalions £2 coin, by Uniform

Liverpool-based consultancy Uniform has designed a new £2 coin featuring the First World War Pals Battalions, which were first formed in the city. The idea behind the Pals Battalions was that colleagues who worked together would form a stronger, tighter fighting force. Lord Derby raised Pals Battalions from the commercial classes in Liverpool. The Royal […]

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Kinkura beer branding, by nendo

Nendo has created the packaging for Japanese craft beer Kinkura. The design is part of a project to help support the Sekinoichi brewery in Ichinoseki, Iwate, a city that was heavily affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. There are three beers, named Kin Kura, Aka Kura and Kuro Kura – these correspond with the […]

The Humble Pixel prints, by Chris Smyth

Consultancy Made By Smyth has released five limited edition screen-prints which aim to celebrate print design. Designed by creative director Chris Smyth, the prints are the result of KickStarter project The Humble Pixel. Smyth says: “In a day and age where almost everything is digital, fighting for the birth place of the pixel – print […]

Häng konsten lågt book design, by Snask

Snask has designed a book, which aims to inspire people to start their own art collections. It has been written by Swedish writer Karolina Modig, who talks about her experience of buying art for the first time, alongside interviews with artists. Fredrik Öst, creative director at Snask, says: “When we designed the book, we wanted to […]

Lucia identity, by Supple Studio

Supple Studio has created the branding for new lighting range Lucia, which is being launched by Hector Finch Lighting. The consultancy says it was briefed to create a brand which had a classic Italian look and a crafted mid-century feel, but also with the flexibility for the range to grow in future to include further lighting […]

The Museum of Pixelated Industrial Design, by Jung Soo Park

New York industrial designer Jung Soo Park is making icons out of icons. His Museum of Pixelated Industrial Design displays the most significant industrial designs of our time—via pixelated renderings on Instagram. The designer started the concept museum four weeks ago to draw attention to influential industrial designs throughout history. He has published 39 designs […]

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