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.

Twine branding, by Supple Studio

Supple Studio has created the name and identity for Twine, a website and app that helps local businesses measure their economic, social and community impact. Supple director Jamie Ellul, says: “This is the first platform to offer a joined up approach to capturing not just financial data, but also social impact; this key difference led us to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Summer Screen Prints 2016, by Various

Print Club London has commissioned a selection of artists to create limited-edition film posters for the Summer Screen Prints 2016 exhibition. The exhibition, which is being held at Somerset House, London, features individual posters for each of the films being shown during the venue’s Film4 Summer Screen showcase. The posters invite each artist to reimagine […]

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 […]

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The Pack digital cycling game, by Wolff Olins

Consultancy Wolff Olins has designed a new digital game that will be used in Virgin Active gyms to transform cycle classes. The Pack is a series of interactive games designed to transform the solitary cycling experience into a series of group challenges. Gym users are presented with four Pack Challenges per class, which are broadcast on-screen for competitors to […]

Cancer Research UK brand system, by SomeOne

Consultancy SomeOne has created a new design system for Cancer Research UK and its portfolio of services. The new system involves a way to “signpost” the five main groups, which are Discovery Research, Translational Research, Clinical Research, Population Research and Research Careers. SomeOne created pictograms for each one, based on constructions of molecular models. They […]

Pop-up shop, by Playtype

ARAM will be hosting a pop-up shop by the Danish type foundry Playtype, from 18 April to 6 May. Playtype will be selling various products including notepads, posters and mugs. All designs are created with the Playtype typefaces, mixing typography and graphics. The pop-up shop will run simultaneously with Somerset House’s annual graphic arts festival […]

San Pedro Cultural, by Carlos and Juan García and Álvaro Baños

Architects Carlos and Juan García and Álvaro Baños, have re-designed the Saint Peters Church in Becerril de Campos, Spain. The project title, ‘An open air building’, refers to the former state of the church and the modern decor of the interior depicting a starry night. The building, which is now the town’s cultural centre, is […]

Cadbury Easter range, by Design Bridge

Design Bridge has created this year’s Easter range for Cadbury, developing the “chick” and “bunny” characters for the range. The consultancy says it has “united the whole range using the much-loved Easter icon of the Cadbury purple egg, which sits on pack amidst a burst of Easter joy and revelry”.

Cocoa Hernando, Matt Sewell

Illustrator Matt Sewell has illustrated these new chocolate boxes for Cocoa Hernando, a travel-inspired chocolate brand. Sewell has made four designs for China, India and Himalayan-inspired products referencing scenes from each country. The designs have also been made into posters.

The Restaurant furniture collection, by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon has launched a new collection at The Restaurant, a dining area at the 2016 Milan Design Week. The space is composed of four dining halls, also designed by Tom Dixon, where each individual course will be served. His new collections include metal sculpture Curve, polycarbonate light structure Fade and glass pendant light series Flask […]

Sheffield Children’s Hospital wall designs, by Thomas.Matthews

Consultancy Thomas.Matthews has decorated the walls of Sheffield Children’s Hospital with designs inspired by Chinese tangrams. Tangrams are puzzles consisting of seven irregular-sized shapes, used to make up a square. The constructed shapes form animals, plants and buildings, and are made of vinyl. The geometric designs line the theatre and treatment room corridors, and aim […]

Umbro Medusae campaign, by LOVE

LOVE has developed a brand campaign to launch Umbro’s new Medusae football boot. The consultancy says: “Clashing the worlds of football and magic, our creative idea hinged on an extraordinary execution across all consumer touch points. “Replacing the traditional plain shoebox, the agency created a limited edition box of tricks for the Medusae. Given to players […]

British Pregnancy Advisory Service campaign, by Don’t Panic

Don’t Panic has created a short film entitled On the Shoulders of Giants for the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, which is trying to raise awareness and lobby policy makers to show that women are still at risk of imprisonment if they have an abortion without the consent of two doctors. The illustration takes an illustrative approach […]

Ted Baker Valentine’s Day microsite, by SMACK

Consultancy SMACK has designed an interactive online Valentine’s Day campaign for Ted Baker, which sees users “go fishing”. The Ted Baker Solemates microsite uses “psychedelic graphics and bespoke illustrations”, says SMACK, as part of a fishing game to find a match. If users find a “match”, they’re invited to enter their details for a chance […]

Tesco “Free From” range branding, by Coley Porter Bell

Coley Porter Bell has redesigned the branding and packaging for Tesco’s “Free From” range. The range indicates food that is free from certain allergens, such as lactose or gluten. The new look aims to convey “natural quality”, says the consultancy, through “fresh food imagery”. It also incorporates “clear colour navigation” for different allergens across the packaging. […]

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 […]

Art Vinyl 2015 winners, by various artists

Art Vinyl has announced the winner of its 2015 album cover art competition, as Dave Gilmour’s “Rattle That Lock”. Drenge’s “Undertow” comes second, and Tame Impala’s “Currents” comes third. The cover design for “Rattle That Lock” was designed by Dave Stansbie for Creative Corporation, with landscape photography by Rupert Truman and Storm Studios. “Undertow” was designed […]

Yorkshire Provender soup packaging, by CHILLI

Consultancy CHILLI has created the packaging for new soups released by Yorkshire Provender. The new “Journeys in Flavour” soup range aims to represent “exotic and spicy, but authentic” flavours, says the consultancy. The packaging aims to “transport consumers to the places that the soups were inspired by”, says David Whittle, managing director at CHILLI.

Budgens Christmas Packs, by Taxi Studio

Budgens has created the Christmas packaging for Budgens, as well as the point-of-sale material for its 150 UK stores. Taxi Studio creative partner Spencer Buck says: “The big idea was to integrate Budgens’ Christmas POS with their packaging; so to tie the two together, we created hanging Christmas tree decorations. “These feature on packaging as beautiful […]

Cadbury Christmas range, by Design Bridge

Design Bridge has created the packaging for this year’s Cadbury Christmas range. The designs feature felt fabric details layered on top of knitted winter landscapes and are used across 22 products. Kate Galle, creative director at Design Bridge, says: “Cadbury has used a knitted pattern design on its Christmas range for a couple of years but it looked […]

With And For Girls branding, by Cog

Working collaboratively with panels of girls across the globe, Cog has created the branding for $1m awards scheme, With And For Girls. The With and For Girls collective is a group of eight organisations – EMpower, Mama Cash, Nike Foundation, NoVo Foundation, Plan UK, Stars Foundation, The Global Fund for Children and The Malala Fund – with a track record of supporting civil […]

Fitzroy Gate branding, by Evolve

Consultancy Evolve has designed the branding for a new, converted listed housing development in Isleworth, which was previously a stately home. Fitzroy Gate will contain 39 four, five and six-bedroom houses by developer St James, and 23 two and three-bedroom houses and apartments by developer Beechcroft. The new logo is made up of four overlapping circles, and […]

Cadbury Halloween range, by Robot Food

Robot Food has created the designs for the Cadburys Halloween range, for Premier Foods. The consultancy says: “We got to work on a wide range of NPD concepts and, via a series of workshops, shared their thinking with packaging engineers. “This collaborative approach meant the best designs could be discussed and physically brought to life to […]

Cadbury Amaze Bites branding, by Robot Food

Consultancy Robot Food has created the branding for a new chocolate cake product from Cadbury called Amaze Bites. Simon Forster, creative director at Robot Food, says the consultancy created design that “behaves like a poster”, with a “strong tone of voice that speaks directly to consumers”. Amaze Bites are set to launch this week in […]

Manchester Cathedral prospectus, by Substance

Consultancy Substance has created a prospectus for Manchester Cathedral that features a blind-embossed slipcase, a Z-fold brochure format and two custom typefaces. The prospectus is titled Greater Good and showcases heritage – the “good” half – and capital projects – the “greater” half. The Dean of Manchester, The Very Reverend Rogers Govender, says: “We are very […]

Jameson Bitters, by Pearlfisher

Pearlfisher has created the brand and packaging design for the new Wild Sloe Berry Bitters, by Jameson. Pearlfisher Creative Director, Sarah Cattle says: “The new design is honest and unpretentious, capturing and preserving the essence of hand foraging with a raw and rustic delivery. “

Virgin Atlantic animated art, by Territory Studio

Territory Studio has created a series of animated art pieces for the Upper Class bar spaces in Virgin Atlantic’s new fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft. The consultancy says: “Each of the four pieces is suffused with gentle movement, textured forms, light and energy that relate to different phases of the passengers journey, and will feature […]

Courvoisier rebrand, by Jones Knowles Ritchie

Jones Knowles Ritchie (jkr) has rebranded Cognac brand Courvoisier, with the aim of conveying its French heritage. Sean Thomas, creative director at jkr, says the “architecture and artistry of Paris” – including structures such as the Grand Palais and Eiffel Tower – was the consultancy’s inspiration for the new look. He says that the aesthetic of Paris’ […]

MK Menhir, by Sam Jacob Studio

Sam Jacob Studio has been granted planning permission for the MK Menhir project – a 1:1 replica of a standing stone from Avebury which will be sited in Milton Keynes. The sarsen stone from the Avebury stone circle, has been 3D-scanned and the date has been used to create a replica made from hard-coated foam. […]

NCVO branding, by MultiAdaptor

MultiAdaptor has designed a new visual identity for the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). Greg Lamyman, brand and publishing officer at NCVO, says: “MultiAdaptor has created a powerful brand that will strengthen our role within the voluntary sector and delivers impact without extravagance.” The NCVO is the umbrella body for the UK’s voluntary sector.

Riposte, by Shaz Madani and Danielle Pender

The fourth issue of Riposte, “the smart magazine for women”, has been published. It is designed by art director Shaz Madani who works across the bi-annual issues with editor Danielle Pender. Each issue is based around five feature ideas, four meetings, three features, two essays and one icon. It’s packed with specially commissioned art and […]

Free The Night poster campaign, by M&C Saatchi

M&C Saatchi has designed a poster campaign to raise awareness of Transport for London’s new Night Tube service. The service, set to start on 12 September, will see the Jubilee, Victoria and parts of the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines run 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays. The Free The Night poster campaign, launching today, […]

Glenmorangie whisky packaging design, by ButterflyCannon

ButterflyCannon has redesigned the packaging for Glenmorangie’s range of extra-matured whiskies. The consultancy aimed to reflect the whiskies’ “intensity” through a “fiery colour palette” and “Andalusian-inspired detailing”. The redesign has been applied to the Lasanta, Quinta Ruban and Nectar D’Or brands.

Louis Leeman flagship store, by David Collins Studio

David Collins Studio has designed the new flagship store for men’s shoe brand Louis Leeman, based in New York. The design has been based on the “drawing room of a Parisian apartment”, says the consultancy. Simon Rawlings, creative director at David Collins Studio, says: “Tradition, humour and material are each explored in the shoes created […]

Plant for Peace branding, by Purple

Purple has created the identity for initiative Plant for Peace, which encourages food-producing co-operatives in conflict-hit countries. The brand is launching with a range of Mulberry & Pomegranate bars, with the pomegranate grown by farmers in Afghanistan. Purple creative director Gwyn Edwards says the identity is inspired by the tree of life and the Campaign […]

Al Jazeera Studios, by Veech x Veech

Vienna-based architect Veech x Veech has designed the new headquarters and broadcast studios for Al Jazeera Media Network, in London’s Shard building. The practice says the project featured “the complex task of configuring a fully functioning TV studio within the confines of a predetermined floorplate”. It adds: “Problematic low ceilings were transformed into a feature of […]

Tiko branding, by Moving Brands

Moving Brands has created the identity for Internet of Things company Tiko. The consultancy says: “The identity and communications are playful and human to attract an audience new to connected devices. The illustration style and fluid graphic textures allow for a range of expression, to support the business at launch and to meet longer term […]

Election Bullshit Filter, by Code Computerlove

Code Computerlove has created an online tool that aims to help young and first-time voters cut through the “bullshit” of the General Election. The ‘Election Bullshit Filter’ offers users statements based on issues affecting young voters, and are asked if they can “live with” them or not. The quiz then reveals the party it feels […]

Optos T-shirt for Bleep, by Alexander Horne

Alexander Horne has designed the Optos T-shirt for Bleep. Horne says: “‘Optos’ is the result of a continued exploration of irregular perfect shapes. The final design is completely quadrilateral but, the forms inside do not sit still and imply different depths and direction. “The t-shirt is printed in red and blue, overlayed with a slight […]

Capsticks branding, by David Carroll & Co

David Carroll & Co has refreshed the branding for health and social care law firm Capsticks with the aim of focusing on the “social purpose” of the business to help the NHS, says Nat Bullard, senior designer at the consultancy. The consultancy has kept the red logo, X-ray photography, typefaces and colour palette of the […]

The Glenlivet identity, by SomeOne

SomeOne has worked with craftsman Christopher Wormell to create a new identity for whisky brand The Glenlivet. The identity uses an image of an old smuggler’s packhorse bridge on the River Livet as it flows through The Glenlivet estate. SomeOne senior designer Tom Myers says: “Hundreds of years old and still standing strong, the bridge helped […]

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Fares & Ticketing for TfL, by M&C Saatchi

M&C Saatchi has created this colourful campaign for TfL to advise travellers on how to get the best value out of travelling on public transport. It is rolling out across press ads, digital display and digital outdoor touchpoints and features the illustration of Rob Bailey. Grant Parker, head of art at M&C Saatchi, says: “Distilling […]

Print Isn’t Dead, by James Lunn

The latest Print Isn’t Dead magazine has been published. It comes in two versions – a litho (purple and pink) and a screenprinted version. It has been designed by James Lunn, along with Swiss Typefaces, Heretic Studio and Permaset. There are 500 versions of the screen-printed cover. Inside the mag covers stories of self-publishing and […]

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OFF LIFE 11 cover art, by Sébastien Thibault

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Kilkenny Design Workshops app, by Red Lemonade Creative

Red Lemonade Creative has designed an app about the birth of modern design in Ireland. It is based on the Kilkenny Design Workshops, a creative hub in Castle Yard, Kilkenny in the 1960s, which aimed to improve design and manufacturing standards in Ireland. The app celebrates 50 years since the opening of the workshops, and […]

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