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.

Autism Uncut branding, by Don’t Panic Partners

Don’t Panic Partners has created the branding for the National Autistic Society’s new campaign Autism Uncut, which looks to raise awareness and increase people’s understanding of the developmental condition. The print materials for the campaign feature a series of peel-away and scratch-off tabs, which encourage users to reveal the full messaging. It aims to symbolise […]

The Handmaid’s Tale art installation, by Paula Scher and Abbott Miler

Pentagram partners Paula Scher and Abbott Miller have designed a public art installation inspired by Margaret Atwood’s classic science fiction novel The Handmaid’s Tale. The installation aims to celebrate the new TV series adaptation of the book, which is being shown on video subscription service Hulu. The book sees women living a regime where they […]

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 […]

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.

Sicily is my Love collection, by Smeg and Dolce&Gabbana

Dolce&Gabbana has revealed its second “Made in Italy” collection for Smeg, called Sicily is my Love. The new range of domestic appliances is inspired by the fashion house’s hometown of Sicily, and features illustrations of Sicilian motifs such as lemons, pears and cherries framed with traditional triangular decorations known as crocchi. The range includes kettles, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fourth Plinth commission, by Michael Rakowitz and Heather Phillipson

Michael Rakowitz and Heather Phillipson have been chosen as the next two artists to design commissions for the Fourth Plinth site in London’s Trafalgar Square. Rakowitz’s design is based on his The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist project started in 2006, which has recreated over 7,000 archeological artefacts looted from the Iraq Museum during the Iraq […]

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 […]

Thinx organic tampon packaging, by Thinx

Women’s foundation Thinx has designed an organic, biodegradable cotton tampon and accompanying packaging. The packaging comprises two parts – a red and white box with a tampon illustration, and a transparent outer case featuring a bold illustration of a woman’s labia, which the tampon appears to slide into. The packaging design looks to reaffirm Thinx’s […]

David Bowie memorial, by This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll

Plans to build a sculpture in memorial to David Bowie have been announced. The memorial will be in central Brixton, where Bowie was born and next to the existing Bowie mural which has become a focal point for tributes since the artists’ death in 2016. At 9 metres tall, the three-dimensional metal sculpture will feature […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pagodas robot installation, by Collective Paper Aesthetics

Design group Collective Paper Aesthetics, which creates installations out of cardboard and paper, has designed a temporary five-metre high piece for the National Gallery Singapore. The installation was created to celebrate the gallery’s first birthday, and is made from recycled cardboard. It is a physical reinterpretation of Malaysian artist Latiff Mohidin’s oil painting, Pagodas II. […]

Made You Look, Made You Stare, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Architectural practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has produced a book which looks at museums across Europe and North America and questions what makes them emotionally engaging. The book has been written and art directed by Clare Hughes and illustrated by Stephanie Sandall, and is complemented by an exhibition currently held at the architect’s studio until […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 Wheel magazine rack, by Vladimir Kagan and Hierve

A wheel-shaped magazine rack designed by Vladimir Kagan and Hierve has gone on display at Paul Smith in Mayfair, London. The Wheel, which is made from oak and red metal plate, pays homage to the London Eye and acts as a rotating home for eight double sided magazine racks. The piece is also available 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 […]

LSE Climate Change Institute rebrand, by Templo

Templo has rebranded the LSE Climate Change Institute, creating a logo which looks to highlights the two main aspects of its work: economic prosperity and reducing climate change. The agency has integrated the institute’s full name with the symbol to make it a feature of the branding, as well introducing a new typeface and red […]

Hipchips brand identity, by Ragged Edge

Ragged Edge has designed the visual identity for Hipchips, a crisps restaurant which has just opened in Soho, London. The branding uses two traditional British typefaces, Thorowgood Sans and Kings Caslon, combined with a main colour palette of red.

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 […]

Lines of War 1933-45, by Gustavo Vitulo

Brazil-based designer Gustavo Vitulo has created a book looking at graphic and editorial design in the World War II era. It looks at how the war period influenced the graphic design sector, and saw the emergence of artistic movements such as modernism. Running throughout the 100-page book is two alternative timelines, with a different editorial […]

Striving for Adequacy, by Office of Craig

Striving for Adequacy: A Peppered Visual History of Barnsley Football Club is a tongue-in-cheek exhibition designed by Craig Oldham’s Office of Craig and offers an irreverent take on the club’s perennial mediocrity. Overall it offers a “visual kick-about” with a club, which has spent more time in the second tier of English football than any […]

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.

Booma identity, by JKR

JKR has designed the identity for Booma, a new restaurant in Brixton, London, which pairs Indian food and craft beer. The founders of Booma approached JKR earlier this year with a name and concept and the consultancy has since developed the identity, restaurant signage, menus, coasters, uniforms, wall art and animations. JKR says it stayed […]

Met Studio rebrand, by Midday

Met Studio, has been rebranded by Midday with a new identity system and the tagline “Experience Design”. Met Studio, which this year won the Age of Design award at the Design Week Awards, now has a new red, grey and white colour palette and a new Apercu regular font. The square box, which contains Met’s logo […]

Foyles Chelmsford store interiors, by Lustedgreen

Lustedgreen has worked on the interiors of Foyles’ latest store in Chelmsford, Essex. The store is set across two floors, featuring a book gallery, video wall with changing displays and a “wall of books” near the entrance with the message “Welcome book lover, you are among friends”. The floor and shop fittings come in washed […]

New releases, by Malika Favre

London-based French illustrator Malika Favre has created two new works with a chic noir feel, which are available through Outline Editions. One, is available as a three-colour screen print (75x100cm). They are editions of 45 and cost £200 each. The other is Marie is a (30x42cm) 50 edition print priced £60. For more information head […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

The Typography Idea Book, by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson

Designers Steven Heller and Gail Anderson have put together a book looking at inspirational typographers. The Typography Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters has been published by Laurence King Publishing and aims to be a “jargon-free guide to typography”, says the publisher. It includes examples of practical techniques, including overlapping, hand-lettering, and vectorising, along with […]

Rockaway!, by Katharina Grosse and MoMA PS1

Artist Katharina Grosse has transformed an old aquatics building in New York – Fort Tilden – into a brightly coloured, spray paint covered installation. The Rockaway! installation is designed to be the last celebration of the building, which was declared structurally unsound after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and is set to be demolished later this […]

Trump Cushion, by Mr Bingo and Freddy Taylor

Illustrator Mr Bingo and designer Freddy Taylor have teamed up to create the Trump Cushion, a whoopee cushion emblazoned with Donald Trump’s face, that can be inflated so that it’s full of hot air. It’s a charity project and all proceeds from the sale go to “causes that stand to be affected should Donald become […]

Covent Garden installation, by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

Pop artist Jean-Charles de Castelbajac has created a series of illustrations and poetry on a mirrored wall installation in London’s Covent Garden. The art works have been designed to coincide with Covent Garden After Hours, an annual programme which will see shops in the area staying open late most nights throughout July, and a series […]

I’m an Activist for Action for Children, by Neon

Neon has launched its I’m an Activist for Action for Children campaign, which was first revealed in a two and a half minute long animated film at Glastonbury festival. The consultancy’s brief was to weave together the story of a boy called Harry, who is sailing 6000kn around the UK for Action for Children, and […]

Budweiser Olympic mural, by Malika Favre

The Olympics in Rio are weeks away and Budweiser and JKR New York have celebrated Team USA by asking Malika Favre to create a painted mural for them. The 68 x 28 metre piece adorns the side of a building in mid-town Manhattan.

ArcelorMittal Orbit slide, by Carsten Höller

Carsten Höller’s giant helter-skelter inspired slide at the Anish Kapoor-designed ArcelorMittal Orbit, east London opens to the public today. The 178m slide comprises thirty sections, and has a silver base and transparent top half. Starting at the 76m high viewpoint, Höller’s slide spirals round the sculpture’s latticed structure in corkscrew shape before dropping sharply towards […]

Last.fm, by O Street

O Street has designed Last.fm’s new campaign, which celebrates the music recommendation service reaching 100 billion plays. The consultancy has been commissioned to create a new font for the project, which looks at musical tastes from around the world based on its extensive back catalogue. The campaign illustrates some of the data and facts it […]

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 […]

The Line artworks, by Michael Craig-Martin

London art walk The Line, which was started through a crowdfunding campaign and opened to the public last May, is looking to expand and has launched another crowdfunding initiative to do so. The walk already features works by artists including Damien Hirst, Abigail Fallis and Martin Creed, and now The Line hopes to add another […]

EURO 2016 Wall Chart, by Nirvana Creative Production House and Studio Blackburn

Nirvana Creative Production House and Studio Blackburn have revealed their quadrennial tournament wall chart, which is designed to document the UEFA Euro 2016 championships. The agency has taken a new approach this year and Paul Blackburn, of Studio Blackburn, has developed a variation on the chart’s traditional format. Rather than inviting fans to write in fixtures […]

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 […]

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