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.

Grek branding and packaging, by Interabang

London-based graphic design studio Interabang has designed the visual identity and packaging for a new tea company called Grek. The monochrome packaging design is based on the founder’s childhood trips to the Greek island of Pyrgi, where geometric, black and white tiles are commonly found. Each tea flavour comes with a booklet featuring a unique […]

B&O Play packaging, by Pearlfisher

Design consultancy Pearlfisher has redesigned the packaging for B&O Play, Bang & Olufsen’s new range of music products, which includes speakers and headphones. The consultancy’s Copenhagen, Denmark studio completed the project, and based the design concept on storytelling, says Pearlfisher, with the aim of making the packaging design reminiscent of magazines. The studio says the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Axel Arigato Gallery, by Christian Halleröd

Shoe and clothing brand Axel Arigato has opened a store-cum-gallery-space in Stockholm, Sweden, working with architect Christian Halleröd, who created the space. The space aims to appear “clean” with a few installations “blown out of proportion”, says the shoe brand, including a 100kg plexiglass display at the centre of the store, yellow fur seats and […]

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 […]

LoneWolf packaging, by B&B Studio

London-based consultancy B&B Studio has designed the packaging for LoneWolf, a new spirits brand created by brewery BrewDog. The logo comprises a blocked-out wolf’s head symbol, which is also one of the main features of the bottle design. The wolf’s head appears on the bottle label, which also features a typewriter-style typeface and is held […]

TypeNotes Issue #1, by Fontsmith and The Counter Press

Type foundry Fontsmith has launched a new print magazine called TypeNotes that is dedicated to typography and graphic design. Designed by The Counter Press, the overall look of the magazine is inspired by a traditional ruled notebook. It features various Fontsmith typefaces including FS Sally, FS Maja, FS Siena, FS Lucas, FS Elliot and FS […]

These Islands, by Cereal and Studio Faculty

Cereal has published a new book which features photography, prose and poetry relating to the British Isles. Covering England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, These Islands: A Portrait of the British Isles uses a minimal, white, grey, navy and dark green print design coupled with tracing paper pages and a white, serif typeface, making photography and […]

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 […]

Am I normal? card game, by The School of Life

The School of Life has released a new card game called Am I Normal? The pack of 52 playing cards looks to tackle our perception of “normality”, which currently tends to focus on an “organised, poised and polished” version of ourselves, says The School of Life. It features 52 statements or admissions that seemingly fall […]

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 […]

Edwardidot, by Emily Richards

Last week, graphic designer Sarah Hyndman released her new activity book How to Draw Type and Influence People through Laurence King. It asks its readers to test their imaginations and their pen skills by thinking about the different personalities typefaces might have, along with how they might sound, taste, feel and smell. We spoke to […]

Nothing in the News, by Sideline

Design studio Sideline has revealed a new project called Nothing in the News, which features mock-ups of famous newspapers from all over the world with blank front pages. The project looks to combat our “24-hour” approach to news, where we are “bombarded with information in real time by every media outlet and platform competing for our […]

Clod Ensemble rebrand, by The Beautiful Meme

London-based design studio The Beautiful Meme has rebranded performance art group, Clod Ensemble. The new visual identity is inspired by the theories of physical theatre teacher Jacques Lecoq, who proposed that the three main types of drama – tragedy, melodrama and clown – operate in different “planes” or spaces. According to Lecoq, tragedy happens on […]

Social Housing: Definitions and Design Exemplars, by Alexander Boxill

Alexander Boxill has designed a book and accompanying exhibition titled Social Housing: Definitions and Design Exemplars. Both the exhibition and book look at 24 case studies from six European countries that take a novel approach to social housing practices, including UK-based architectural group Assemble. A yellow, white and black colour palette and bold typography are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Time Machine, by Lee Broom

Lee Broom has housed his furniture and lighting collections from the last ten years in an installation within a disused vault at Milano Centrale station as part of Milan Design Week. Each piece has been reimagined in new materials and finishes. The limited edition pieces were accompanied by a handcrafted Carrara marble grandfather clock. The collection […]

Illy Art Collection, by Ron Arad

Illy Caffè has launched its latest Illy Art Collection of coffee cups, created by architect and designer Ron Arad. The cup collection features six abstract designs by Arad, inspired by draped silk fabric. The Ron Arad Illy Art Collection was unveiled at Milan Design Week 2017.

Fountain17 project, by various designers and Hull School of Art and Design

A new exhibition is set to launch in Hull, which will see one of the most mundane, unexpected, day-to-day objects turned into art – the urinal. Bathroom manufacturer Ideal Standard has worked with various designers, artists, poets and writers, alongside the Hull School of Art and Design, to turn the humble urinal into 45 unique […]

Grey London rebrand, by Valenstein & Fatt

Grey London has rebranded as Valenstein & Fatt and designed its new visual identity. The ad agency says it has decided to use the names of its Jewish founders as a statement of its “commitment to diversity and openness” amid the rise of right wing populism in politics. The new visual identity features a black […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Trio of Time project, by Anicorn

Independent watchmaker and design studio Anicorn has launched the first stage of its project The Trio of Time, as it seeks to find collaborators to work with its brand. Here are the results of the first collaboration, which has seen Anicorn founders Joe Kwan and Chris Chan travel to Seoul, Korea, to work with Jiwoong Jung for the […]

Dog’s Bollocks student awards campaign, by Design Bridge

Several junior designers from Design Bridge’s London office have designed a poster campaign to promote the consultancy’s annual Dog’s Bollocks competition for design students. The campaign is based around the concept of “said no award winner ever”, and is designed to be a “tongue-in-cheek” take on “all the wrong advice”, says Design Bridge. The posters, […]

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 […]

Detox Kitchen rebrand, by AfroditiKrassa

London-based consultancy AfroditiKrassa has rebranded health food restaurant brand, Detox Kitchen. The new visual identity has been created to reflect the company’s current transition from a start-up to a small and medium-sized business (SME). It features a new, hand-written style logo, and a bright visual style comprising colourful photography of fruit and vegetables overlaid with […]

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 […]

Air-Ink, by Graviky Labs

Indian start-up company Graviky Labs has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Air-Ink, a collection of ink-based products made out of carbon emissions. Using its Kaalink technology, Graviky Labs is able to capture unburned carbon soot emitted by car pipe exhausts, chimneys and generators. Various processes are carried out to remove heavy metals and carcinogens from […]

Lumene rebrand, by JDO

JDO has created a new visual identity for Finnish beauty brand Lumene to coincide with its release of a new series of skincare and cosmetic ranges. The new identity is based on the concept of “beauty born of light” and inspired by the natural landscapes of the brand’s Nordic homeland. The new identity and packaging […]

Spin: Adventures in Typography, by Unit Editions

Design studio Spin has launched its first issue of Spin: Adventures in Typography (Unit 31), published by Unit Editions. The book is a follow-up to the monograph Spin 360° (Unit 19), and will explore the studio’s creative processes and use of typography. It is 52 pages long, and will showcase use of type which “plunges […]

Video artworks, by Universal Everything

Digital design studio Universal Everything has created a series of animations, which aim to depict products that could exist in the near future. The studio worked with animators including Rita Louro and Wang & Söderström on the project, which is a part of a wider series of short films by Universal Everything, called Screens of […]

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. […]

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 […]

Light Eye Mind branding, by All Works Co.

Consultancy All Works has designed a new visual identity for north London art gallery Light Eye Mind, which plays with the ability of the human eye to read inverted letters. The new branding features a simple, sans-serif, all-capitals, black typeface used for the gallery name and accompanying copy. Certain letters are inverted, either by being […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hillarys interior concept, by Mynt Design

Consultancy Mynt Design has designed a new retail interior concept for furniture store Hillarys Blinds, with the first store opening in Bristol this month. The design includes white walls, white wooden floors, and spotlight lighting. Hillarys stocks blinds, shutters, curtains, carpets and awnings. The new design will continue to roll out this year.

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 – […]

True Nordic, by various authors

A book on the influence of Scandinavian design on Canadian craft has been published by Black Dog Publishing. True Nordic: How Scandinavia Influenced Design in Canada examines how the era has made an impact on Canadian craft, design and industrial production since 1920. Authors include George Baird, Rachel Gotlieb, Mark Kingwell and Michael Prokopow, and […]

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.

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