Inspiration

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Thinking Through Drawing: Chris Wilkinson, The British School at Rome

The British School at Rome, Italy has opened at exhibition celebrating architect and founder of WilkinsonEyre, Chris Wilkinson. Thinking Through Drawing explores the importance of sketching to the creative process, bringing together thirty years of Wilkinson’s architectural drawings and sketchbooks. Highlights include initial site studies, early concepts and design development for UK projects such as […]

Lone Wolf branding, by B&B Studio

B&B Studio has designed the branding for a new spirits distillery, created by the same people behind craft brewery chain BrewDog. Spirits brand Lone Wolf will release a range of gin, vodka and whisky made from grain. Shaun Bowen, creative director at Lone Wolf, says the visual identity aims to be “stripped back, raw and […]

The Last Kingdom branding, by Dalziel & Pow

Dalziel & Pow has created the branding and style guide for new BBC historical drama The Last Kingdom. The consultancy worked on pattern, typeface, colour, quotations and icons to represent the series, which is based on the Danes and Saxons at war. Graphics include an old map of Britain divided by a line of flames […]

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2001: A Space Odyssey – illustrated edition from the Folio Society

2001: A Space Odyssey has been turned into an illustrated edition based on Stanley Kubrick’s film of the same name and Arthur C. Clarke’s short story ‘The Sentinel’. Joe Wilson has created seven colour illustrations for the book, which envisage the fictional 2001. The book includes a foreword written jointly by Clarke and Kubrick, as well as […]

McAllisters branding, by Pencil Studio

Pencil Studio has created a new identity for estate agent McAllisters. The consultancy says: “After a lot of research into the heritage of the company and scanning through all of their previous material there came a streamline that had only ever been used internally which was ‘Traditional Values with a modern approach’. We saw this […]

A story as sharp as a knife, illustrated by Don Yeomans

Don Yeomans has illustrated the Folio Society’s edition of – A Story as Sharp as a Knife – by Robert Bringhurst, the poet, typographer, translator, cultural historian and linguist.  For more than 1000 years native American people flourished on the islands known as Haida Gwaii, off of the coast of British Columbia and Alaska.  Bringhurst has created his […]

Covert to Overt, by Shepard Fairey, Obey Giant, Jon Furlong

This exhibition documents the travels, installations and artworks of street artist, graphic designer and founder of Obey Giant, Shepard Fairey seen through photographs taken by Jon Furlong. There are 50 never-seen-before photographs covering five years of work by Obey. The exhibition runs from 2-6 December at Houseof Vans, Arches 228-232, Station Approach Road, SE1 8SW

Zeek ice hockey sticks, by Buddy

Buddy has branded a high-end “revolutionary” hockey stick, designed by a Devon-based composite manufacturer, which works in the aerospace, F1 and healthcare industries. The prototype stick with its “puck grip” technology has been designed to compete with Canadian and US made sticks. Buddy wanted the brand to “look the part in the locker room” and […]

Unexpected Opera identity, by Premm Design

Premm Design has rebranded Unexpected Opera, a group specialising in “cabaret opera”. Their shows are described as ‘mash-ups’ presenting opera’s incredible range while exploring a variety of characters and ideas. The consultancy says: “After presenting a number of possible approaches, we agreed on a logo that used emoji-like letterforms. These act as shorthand for laughter, singing […]

Philographics Postcard Book, by Genis Carreras

In 2013 Genis Carreras hit upon the idea of designing symbols and shapes to represent different “isms” such as realism, idealism and nihilism. Before long a successful crowdfunded campaign led to the publication of Philographics – a conflation of the words philosophy and graphics. Now BIS has published a postcard version of the book featuring 20 Philographics […]

IIS identity, by AGoodID

Swedish consultancy AGoodID has created the new identity for IIS, the Internet Foundation in Sweden. The foundation, formerly known as .SE, is responsible for the internet’s Swedish top-level domain .se and promotes the positive development of the internet in Sweden. The new identity features the Swedish flag hidden in the negative space between the two […]

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Endless Journey, by Tom Gauld and Brighten The Corners

An artist has created illustrations to depict scenes from a novel using a contemporary version of 19th century art technique myriorama. The technique consists of creating a set of printed cards, which form a seamless scene when laid out in any formation. Artist Tom Gauld was commissioned by The Laurence Sterne Trust to recreate two […]

Lamb Weston branding, by Williams Murray Hamm

Williams Murray Hamm has rebranded potato product suppliers Lamb Weston to “change the way the brand interacts with customers”. The logo has been “gently refined”, says the consultancy, with the addition of an ellipsis. The icon aims to symbolise three potatoes and is used as a graphic device throughout the new branding. The shape has been […]

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Paradox Holdings identity, by Associates, Partners et Sons

Associates, Partners et Sons has designed the visual identity for Paradox Holdings, a financial services company. The consultancy says: “The logo reveals the development process of assembling simple lines to form a larger entity. Knowing how to connect the dots is important in modern finance. “Despite the complex form its core is the same as outside […]

Grown up jigsaw, by Vic Lee

Vic Lee has turned his illustrative talents to creating jigsaws in the form of his typical “typographic tattoo” style. He describes it as “500 pieces of annoyance and ecstasy” but also hopes it will be a pleasurable antidote to the distractions of the modern world. “It’s difficult of course, as it’s black and white and highly […]

Centre Point wrap, by Eley Kishimoto

London’s Centre Point building has today been wrapped in a bespoke pattern created by fashion designer Eley Kishimoto. The wrap will clothe the 34-floor landmark for six months, and is a monochromatic print named “Private Views”, which was inspired by Centre Point’s architecture. “Inspiration for the 17 prints came from spending time within and around the […]

My Dry Wet Mess Laptop Lapdance EP, by Alexander Horne

Alexander Horne has created the artwork for the Laptop Lapdance EP, by My Dry Wet Mess. Horne says: “While there is a strict grid, all the abstract objects within it are at various stages of growth. Some are complete, some are not.” The Laptop Lapdance EP is released on Fine Grains Records and is My Dry Wet […]

International Flag of Planet Earth proposal, by Oskar Pernefeldt

Oskar Pernefeldt, a student at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, Sweden, has developed a concept for an International Flag of Planet Earth. Created as his graduation project, Pernefeldt says the purpose of the flag is to represent Planet Earth in its entirety. He says: “Centred in the flag, seven rings form a flower – a symbol […]

Cardigan Castle identity, by Sugar Creative Studio

Sugar Creative Studio has developed a new identity for Cardigan Castle in Wales. The consultancy says: “Our approach was to immerse ourselves within Cardigan Castle’s historic brand which provides an overall solution which is effective, memorable and creative.”

UK Film Festival posters proposal, by Yoni Alter

Yoni Alter has created this proposal for a poster campaign for the UK Film Festival, which takes place in November. Alter describes them as “classic films with a UK twist. King Kong+The Shard, Singing in the Rain+a phonebox and E.T+tea.”

Lorton Entertainment identity, by Brand & Deliver

Brand & Deliver has created a new identity for film financing company Lorton Entertainment. The new logo is inspired by zoetropes, oscilloscopes and the London skyline, according to the consultancy. B&D design director Rob Pratt says: “As a financial force behind the British film industry it was important to represent the City of London skyline, while acknowledging […]

Heated Words: Initial Research, by various

Heated Words: Initial Research is a photographic exhibition exploring a forgotten typeface, which existed as iron-on flock lettering from the early 70s to late 80s. It was used variously by little league teams, street gangs, b-boys, punks, pop artists, pop stars, disco dancers and entire skipping troupes. It runs from 27 March – 10 April […]

Cycling Climbs illustrations, by Nigel Peake

Nigel Peake has created the illustrations for Laurence King’s new Cycling Climbs book, which features words by Claire Beaumont. Peake has created 20 art prints, showing famous climbs including Mont Ventoux, the Col du Tourmalet and Alto de la Linea. Each illustration can be detached and slotted into a 11 x 14 inch frame. Cycling Climbs […]

OFF LIFE 11 cover art, by Sébastien Thibault

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The Man Who Planted Trees illustrations, by Harry Brockway

Wood engraver and illustrator Harry Brockway has created illustrations for the new edition of French author Jean Giono’s novel The Man Who Planted Trees. They feature on the cover of the book and throughout, and are based on the illustrator’s own woodcuts.

Blox typeface, by Superfried

Blox typeface, by Superfried. The consultancy says: “Blox is a bold, retro, experimental display typeface. With a simple geometric structure, tight spacing and cuts, Blox is very distinct with high impact.” BESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswy

Vote image by Janette Paris

Vote image by Janette Paris – part of an Art Fund billboard campaign to encourage people to vote. You can find out what the major political parties are promising designers here.

Elian identity by Curious

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