Inspiration

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Unity Beauty Essentials: The Pregnancy Collection, by ButterflyCannon

Studio ButterflyCannon has designed the branding and packaging for a new range of beauty products for women who are pregnant, and for those following pregnancy. Unity Beauty Essentials: The Pregnancy Collection has been founded by Parvathi Nair, who found existing beauty products for pregnant women to be “cold and clinical-looking”, says the design studio. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Carbon Hub brand refresh, by Fieldwork Facility

Consultancy Fieldwork Facility has designed a new visual identity and campaign for Oxford-based renewable energy organisation Low Carbon Hub. Low Carbon Hub works with local people in schools and businesses to create renewable energy projects that aim to help the wider Oxfordshire community. The design studio has kept the existing logo, but has created a […]

Las Iguanas kid’s menu, by Aardman

Bristol-based animation studio Aardman has designed a new kid’s menu for Latin American restaurant chain Las Iguanas. The studio created a series of colourful new characters for the menu, including Iggy the Iguana. The new menu also features activities such as colouring in sections, word puzzles, mazes and basic Spanish language lessons. An animated version […]

Plymouth College of Art recruitment campaign, by Templo

  Templo has created a recruitment campaign for Plymouth College of Art, which has launched in time for UCAS events this week. The campaign is inspired by “the living and breathing energy of octopus skin,” according to Templo founder and creative director Pali Palavathanan, who says the skin is “adaptable and ever changing.” To this […]

The Clown Egg Register, by Luke Stephenson and Helen Champion

Penguin Random House is set to release a fun – or perhaps frightening, depending on your temperament – book of eggs painted as clowns. The Clown Egg Register records over 250 clown faces painted onto eggs, to celebrate what the publisher describes as a “dying art form” that continues to “delight and terrify children and […]

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 – […]

Vocation Brewery craft lager packaging, by Robot Food

Consultancy Robot Foot has designed the packaging for a new craft lager range from Vocation Brewery. The packaging design includes a “clean” white background, interrupted by “bright neon flashes” of spray-can paint effects, says Robot Food. These colours have been used to differentiate between the three products in the range: Pure Pilsner, Yakima Pilsner and […]

Larios 150 bottle design, by Brandhouse

Branding consultancy Brandhouse has designed the special edition bottle for Larios Gin to mark the drink’s 150th anniversary. Larios 150 takes inspiration from the first Larios gin bottle from 1866, which featured a simple, circular cream label on traditional green glass. The new design features the same colour palette but has a botanical-style illustration all […]

Litho publication, by Build and Generation Press

Consultancy Build has worked with Generation Press to create a series of publications looking at the in-house processes of the Brighton-based printing company. The publications, which will be released throughout the year, aim to help bring Generation Press’ print processes to life for potential and existing customers, according to Paul Hewitt, managing director at Generation Press. […]

“Outside in” house, by Pantone and Airbnb

Pantone has teamed up with Airbnb to transform a house in London’s Clerkenwell into an “indoor-outdoor oasis”, in tribute to its colour of the year: Pantone15-0343. The house features a woodland reception, indoor greenhouse-cum-dining room, garden bedroom with mown lawn, topiaries and soporific plants, a tented area for kids and a herb garden kitchen. Guests […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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”, […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Monetise rebrand, by Snask

Swedish consultancy Snask has rebranded small business digital loan service Monetise into Froda, giving it a new, geometric visual identity. Swedish word Froda translates to Thrive, which Fredrik Öst, creative director at Snask, says aimed to help the company sound more like a place that “enables businesses to grow”. “The old name sounded more like a […]

Marks & Spencer Formula packaging, by DewGibbons + Partners

DewGibbons + Partners has redesigned the packaging and branding for Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) skincare range Formula. The Formula word marque is now a sans-serif typeface, which aims to be “simple” and “elegant”, says the consultancy. Colour-coded bands are used to indicate different collections within the range, while the tone of voice has been adapted […]

TypeCon identity, by MuirMcNeil

MuirMcNeil has designed the visual identity for TypeCon, the convention of the American Society of Typographic Aficionados. The design is intended to be a flexible, modular system which works across a range of applications, using geometric typefaces and neon colours.

J+D Consulting branding, by Dawn Creative

Dawn Creative has revealed the new branding for health consultancy, J+D Consulting. The studio was briefed to create a “fresher” look for the consultancy. The new identity centres on a “+” sign and other Pentomino shapes (different shapes made up of five identical sized squares), designed to represent its “analytical methods”.

L’Âge d’Or, by Gavin Turk

Cultural and creative hub, Here East, based in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, has unveiled a new public artwork by artist Gavin Turk. The installation comprises an oversized painted door and has been designed in homage to William Blake’s famous doors of perception. The artwork signals that the area is open for business to the […]

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 […]

Fit exhibition, by Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley’s new exhibition sees London’s White Cube gallery divided up into 15 chambers, creating a labyrinth-style experience for visitors to explore. Each of the created spaces is different in size and uniquely lit. The exhibition features installations including Gormley’s Sleeping Field, which is composed of nearly 600 small iron sculptures resembling hundreds of individual […]

Bankside plant installation, by All for Love

London hotel Hilton Bankside has commissioned a living art installation made of various types of foliage. Florist All for Love has created the typographic installation, which spells out Bankside using ferns, ivy and English herbs. Ruth Davis, founder at All for Love, says: “The concept is to create a modern yet living structure that reflects […]

Enodo Economics branding, by Interabang

Interabang has designed the branding for economic analytics company Enodo Economics. The design studio also named the company, with Enodo deriving from the Latin word for “make clear, untangle and explain”. This was used as a metaphor in the logo motif itself, the studio says, which is an “unravelling double ‘e’” shape. A colour palette […]

Carlsberg packaging design, by Kontrapunkt

Kontrapunkt has reimagined the Carlsberg can, featuring the hop leaf as its main focus. The new packaging includes a hop leaf pull tap and comes in matte green and white.

VertU Bar Santé interiors, by Issa Design

Canadian consultancy Issa Design has worked on the interiors for VertU Bar Santé in Montreal. The space is designed to represent “different aspects of nature, formally or informally”, according to Issa Design. In the centre of the space is a vertical indoor garden, where fresh herbs can be grown throughout the year.

Rawligion branding and interiors, by Mystery

Design studio Mystery has created the branding and interiors for a new health-food restaurant in London. Rawligion is a “plant-based café”, which uses organic, locally-sourced fruit, vegetables, seeds, herbs and spices to make lunch dishes, juices and smoothies, desserts and snacks. The design concept for the interiors has been inspired by the Apple store and […]

Virginia Woolf book covers, by Aino-Maija Metsola

Helsinki-based illustrator Aino-Maija Metsola has designed front covers for a series of Virginia Woolf books, which are being republished by Vintage Classics. The illustrator has created designs for books including Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando, The Waves, A Room of One’s Own and The Years. The books are available to buy from Penguin’s website […]

Simon & Oliveri packaging, by Sheridan&Co

Sheridan&Co has designed the packaging for high-end kosher and dairy-free chocolate brand Simon & Oliveri. The studio chose a teal colour for the packaging, which it says “complements the deep velveteen brown of the chocolate itself”. The typeface is Century Gothic-inspired, says the studio, on top of a white framed label, and illustrations are used […]

Ahold Delhaize branding, by FutureBrand

Futurebrand has created a new brand identity for newly formed global food retail company Ahold Delhaize. Ahold Delhaize is a collaboration between two previously separate companies. The new visual identity combines elements of both brands, using the crown icon from the Ahold logo and the lion from the Delhaize logo. The new design aims to […]

Larmer Tree Festival visual identity, by Fiasco Design

Consultancy Fiasco Design has created the visual identity for Larmer Tree Festival. Taking place in July, it is a music and arts festival set in the Victorian Gardens of Cranborne Chase, on the Wiltshire-Dorset border.

Back To School collection, by Made In Design

Made in Design has released a Back to School collection for its Autumn Winter 2016 range. The set comprises office furniture and supplies, lighting and accessories, including an exclusive pattern designed by ICH & KAR, called Penrose Fancy Wood, available in a large coffee table and an eight-seater dinner table. The collection is available to […]

Dospuntos branding, by Brand Union Madrid

Brand Union Madrid has created the branding for new Spanish real estate company Dospuntos in a bid to “break the norms and regain people’s trust” as the market recovers from years of recession. Javier Eguidazu, chief executive officer and general director of Dospuntos, says: “The new brand arises as a response to a sector that has […]

Hanging Garden, by RCA Student Union

RCA students have created a series of products to sell in a bid to raise money for a Hanging Garden at the college. A crowdfunding page has also been set up as the students look to raise £15,000 for the project. The idea is that a suspended, edible indoor garden will be created to supply […]

The A-Z of typographic terms, by Fontsmith

Fontsmith has created an infographic listing of an A-Z glossary of typography jargon. Using a green and grey colour scheme and the type foundry’s new typeface, FS Aldrin, the infographic lists almost 80 typography related terms and explanations, including ink trap and kerning. “As type designers we can get immersed in an insular typographical bubble […]

Authentic Ordnance Survey maps, by Chris Wesson and Charley Glynn

Cartographer Chris Wesson has redrawn a map of London, using elements from the original Ordnance Survey map taken from 1801. He has used similar typefaces, terminology, titles and scale bars to the authentic map, but has also added in new features, such as the Emirates Air Line cable car that crosses the Thames. Wesson also […]

Cradle collection chairs, by Layer

Consultancy Layer has created a new series of mesh chairs, which aim to be a lighter, more cost-effective alternative to upholstered chairs. They are made of a metal frame supporting a textile backrest, which fits around an upholstered seating block. It uses a 3D-knitted material made of polypropylene and flame-resistant textile Trevira CS which aims […]

Brand Survival Kit, by Tann Westlake

Consultancy Tann Westlake has created a clever promotional pack, bespoke for each client it works for. The Brand Survival Kit includes a selection of “gifts” for clients within a tin, packed up as an essentials kit with military-inspired typefaces, imagery, packaging and creative copywriting. Each pack also includes a personalised booklet with the client’s future account […]

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 […]

Mindless Violence and The Working Day, by Modern Toss

The Modern Toss has released a set of satirical adult colouring books, which offer an ‘alternative’ vision of the genre. The books, entitled The Working Day and Mindless Violence, feature a series of pencil drawings inspired by ironic episodes of monotony in the workplace and unchecked violence. Created by the agency’s cult cartoonists Jon Link […]

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