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.

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 […]

De Beauvoir Road branding, by The Grid

Consultancy The Grid has designed the branding for a new development of creative studio spaces on De Beauvoir Road, East London. The area houses roughly 30 SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) businesses in the creative industry. The logo for the new development features a series of lines that make up a deconstructed “D” and “B”, […]

Booths packaging redesign, by Smith&+Village

Consultancy Smith&+Village has redesigned Booths’ range of teas, taking inspiration from the retailer’s origins as a tea importer when it was founded in 1847. The redesigned, jewel-coloured boxes feature a simple style of typography and no photography. Smith&+Village has also renamed the company’s strong afternoon teabags as Builders’ Tea. The new packaging design has now […]

East London: an opinionated guide, by Hoxton Mini Press

Hoxton Mini Press has published a new book which explores East London eateries, galleries and book shops through photography. The publisher, which is based in East London, says it is not a list of the “coolest” or the “newest” places to go, but just the places the Hoxton Mini Press staff “love”. The book is […]

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 […]

Wild Island Gin branding and packaging, by Thirst Craft

Glasgow-based studio Thirst Craft has designed the visual identity and packaging for Wild Island Gin. The gin is produced on the island of Colonsay off the coast of Scotland, and is infused with botanicals sourced from the local area. The multicoloured artwork on the bottle is inspired by the natural landscape of Colonsay, and has […]

In Praise of Air artworks, by Simon Armitage

A series of air-purifying artworks emblazoned with a poem by Simon Armitage are set to be auctioned off to raise money for a lung disease charity. Armitage’s poem In Praise of Air was transformed into an art installation at the University of Sheffield in 2014. It was printed on material that cleansed the air around […]

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 […]

Penguin Random House Student Design Award shortlist, by various

Penguin Random House UK has revealed the shortlist for its 2017 Student Design Award, which sees students from all over the country recreate classic book covers. A total of 30 book cover designs have been selected from over 2,100 submissions, with 10 shortlisted entrants for each category. The categories include adult fiction, adult non-fiction and […]

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 […]

nHouse branding, by White Bear Studio

White Bear Studio has designed the branding for nHouse, a housing company producing modular homes. The company, set up by architect Richard Hywel Evans, produces two-storey, three-bedroom houses that are constructed off-site, then delivered and set up in the desired location. The edgy, monochrome visual identity aims to incorporate the modular house’s “sharp lines, precision […]

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 […]

A Spoonful of Charcoal, by Christina BanBan

London-based Spanish artist Christina BanBan has created these daily life scenes, which reveal her autobiographical story. The collection, which has an abstract painterly style, covers everything from street scenes to her personal struggles and introspective thoughts. A Spoonful of Charcoal is on from 6-18 May at Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, E3 2PA

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Perdiz issue eight, by Querida Studio

Barcelona-based Querida Studio has designed the eighth issue of Perdiz magazine, with cover design by Spanish artist Carlota Guerrero. The magazine describes itself as being a title about “people and the things that make them happy”, with features on individuals including a university professor who trains his own flea circus and a roundabout fanatic from […]

Arte rebrand, by The Partners and Lambie-Nairn

The Partners and Lambie-Nairn have collaborated to create a new visual identity for cultural TV channel Arte. The rebrand looks to reflect Arte’s mission to be a cultural channel for all of Europe and change perceptions that it is too “highbrow” and “intellectual”, say the consultancies. The logo has been redesigned as a magnet, mirroring […]

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 […]

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.

New sports prints, by Malika Favre

Malika Favre has released a new series of limited edition sports prints through Outline Editions, which see her interpret sports including basketball, football, athletics and tennis in her bold and colourful style. There’s also a swimming illustration which adds a touch of chic familiar from her other work and features faces found in pool ripples created […]

Tate Edit x Momosan Shop, by Tate Modern and Momoko Mizutani

The Tate Modern’s newest art and design shop Tate Edit will be showcasing a selection of fresh products from 28 April, when Momoko Mizutani takes over as guest curator. Product and furniture designer Jasper Morrison has curated the shop since it opened in November 2016, and will now hand the reins to Mizutani. Featured objects […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Cut and Tube lighting collections, by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon has unveiled two new lighting collections, Cut and Tube. Cut features a series of pendants with a mirror finish which cast a kaleidoscopic reflection when the lights are switched on, while Tube comprises a black cylindrical shape with laser cut holes. The new lighting ranges will go on display at Multiplex, a two-storey […]

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 […]

Moo hardback notebooks, by Moo

Printing studio Moo has launched a series of colourful, hardback notebooks. There are six notebooks across two colour collections of classic and bright. They contain 16 pages of GF Smith Colorplan paper, and 160 pages of Swedish Munken Kristall paper, which Moo says “will never yellow”. Colours span pink, light and navy blue, lime green, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Electric Ink brand, by Robot Food

Consultancy Robot Food has created tattoo care brand Electric Ink, naming it and giving it a visual identity. The studio worked with Tom Gilmour, who created illustrations based on tattoo art. The design includes a monochrome packaging design, complemented by a colour palette of orange, blue and green used to differentiate the names of the three […]

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 […]

ABCD’17 covers of the year, by various

The Academy of British Cover Design (ABCD) has revealed the winners of its annual cover design competition, ABCD’17. The winners were selected from 10 categories including Children’s; Young Adult; SciFi/Fantasy; Mass Market; Literary Fiction; Crime/Thriller; Non-fiction; Series Design; Classic/Reissue and Women’s Fiction. The judging panel included 10 editorial designers, including Thames & Hudson design director […]

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 […]

London Fashion Week AW17 campaign, by Music

Branding and communication consultancy, Music has revealed its designs for the Autumn Winter 2017 London Fashion Week (LFW) campaign which has been initiated by the British Fashion Council. The approach focuses on interesting paper stocks, print finishes and sharp black and white imagery. It aims to be simple, timeless and similar to their aesthetic at […]

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. […]

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 […]

Various Artists website, by Studio Contents

Branding and design consultancy Studio Contents has designed a new website which invites visual creatives to highlight their relationship with music by posting playlists and mixes. Various Artists will feature new creatives each month, including graphic designers, animators, architects and illustrators. Each contributor is asked to submit a playlist or mix and talk about the […]

Games for Laurence King, by Angus Hyland

Pentagram’s Angus Hyland has designed two games for Laurence King publishing – Dazzleship Battleships and Rock Paper Scissors Bomb. Dazzleship Battleships is, as you might imagine, a twist on the boardgame classic battleships, only involving dazzleships – which featured unique camouflage patterns and were deployed during World War One by allied naval forces. The patterns […]

Collecting Europe game, by The Beautiful Meme

The Beautiful Meme has created a game based around European politics. It is a digital component of the exhibition Collecting Europe – a collaboration between the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), and the Goethe-Insitut, with support from the British Council. The game runs through this site and will run for two years investigating peoples’ attitudes […]

I’ll Sing This Song app, by Bwtîc

Design studio Bwtîc has designed an app in collaboration with National Theatre Wales to encourage individuals, community groups, choirs and schools to engage with the subject of dementia. The app is based on the theatre’s touring campaign from 2016, which looked to champion “the healing power of song” by teaching people with dementia to sing […]

Ilford manifesto, by Dn&co

Dn&co has designed a new manifesto for Ilford, east London ahead of the opening of Crossrail in 2019. Working with Redbridge Council, the consultancy created the manifesto based on the concept of “Ilford for you, for me, for all” to celebrate the diversity of the local community. It features eight promises to the citizens of […]

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 […]

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