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The Smudge, by Clay Hickson and Liana Jegers

US-based Illustrators Clay Hickson and Liana Jegers have designed The Smudge, a new monthly print newspaper. Its design takes inspiration from underground and alternative publications from the 1960s and 1970s, and aims to reflect their “spirit” through offering a “different perspective” on political and activist issues, according to the publisher. It will feature interviews, comics […]

Oscar Pop 2017, by Shutterstock

Stock photography website Shutterstock’s in-house design team has designed a series of graphic posters ahead of this year’s Oscars awards, reimagining each of the “best picture” nominees in a pop art style. Each of the posters is inspired by the work of a different pop artist to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the death […]

Wildlife Matters exhibition illustrations, by Patrick George

Illustrator Patrick George has designed a series of prints for the One Network for Conservation and the Arts (ONCA) gallery, as part of its new exhibition Wildlife Matters. The three-day exhibition will feature prints aimed at adults and will focus on the theme of animal welfare. The prints aim to highlight issues such as trophy […]

Serpentine Pavilion 2017, by Diébédo Francis Kéré

Diébédo Francis Kéré has been commissioned to design the 2017 Serpentine Pavilion. Kéré, who leads the Berlin-based practice Kéré Architecture, is the seventeenth architect to accept the Serpentine Galleries’ invitation to design a temporary pavilion in its grounds in London. His installation for this project, which takes inspiration from the tree that served as a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ladybird Expert series illustrations, by various

Ladybird has launched three Expert titles exploring complex topics, following on from its Ladybird for Grown Ups series. The Expert titles include Climate Change, co-written by Prince Charles, Emily Shuckburgh and Tony Juniper; Evolution, by Steve Jones; and Quantum Mechanics, by Jim Al-Khalili. The books have been illustrated by Ruth Palmer, Rowan Clifford, and Jeff […]

Lichfields identity, by JWDK and GW+Co

Brand design consultancies JWDK and GW+Co have rebranded planning and development consultancy Lichfields, with a series of colourful, geometric shapes representing buildings. The abstract, Tetris-style shapes are based on a bird’s eye view of different urban landscapes, says JWDK, and are used to hold images and photography, create letters, and one is used to contain […]

Fashion Revolution fanzine, by Fashion Revolution

Fashion Revolution has published the first issue of its eponymous fanzine, called #001 Money Fashion Power. The issue looks to explore “the hidden stories behind our clothing”, highlighting factors such as how consumers can use their purchasing power to make a positive difference for garment workers. The Fashion Revolution team has collaborated with a series […]

Brighton Festival identity, by Johnson Banks

Johnson Banks has designed the identity for this year’s Brighton Festival, which is being guest directed by poet and recording artist Kate Tempest. The identity is inspired by the theme of the festival programme curated by Tempest: “Everyday Epic”. It features an illustration by Brighton-based tattoo artist Adam Sage, inspired by Greek mythology but featuring […]

Wild Animals of the South, by Dieter Braun

German illustrator Dieter Braun has designed a book featuring illustrations of wild animals from the southern hemisphere. Wild Animals of the South includes colourful illustrations of elephants in Africa, kangaroos in Australia and blue whales in the ocean, with accompanying descriptions. It is a follow up to Wild Animals of the North, and will be […]

All Plastic Chair, by Jasper Morrison

Jasper Morrison has designed an All Plastic Chair (APC), which translates classic wooden seating style into a “21st century plastic manifestation”. The chair, which won the best chair product at Salone del Mobile in 2016, is made from dyed-through polypropene and features an ergonomic backrest. The APC is available to pre-order from The Conran Shop […]

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