Uniform has designed an “emotional radio” which uses artificial intelligence principals to recognise a listener’s emotions and play mood-influenced radio. A facial recognition feature can recognise the nuances of people’s expressions and react accordingly, says Uniform. It links up with Spotify algorithms and can broadly categorise happiness, sadness and anger. It’s being demonstrated around London […]
Swedish design studio Snask has created the branding and new album cover for its own in-house rock band Väg. Fredrik Öst, creative director at Snask, says the studio wanted to “dig deep into a 1970s visual style”, and have used a “classic flower power logotype”. The logotype was also used as an empty template against […]
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.
Mixed media artist Dan Baldwin is holding a solo exhibition of his work at the Maddox Gallery in London in October. His work “merges political, religious and cultural motifs”, says the gallery, through an array of objects, glazes and acrylics. The exhibition runs 5-25 October at Maddox Gallery, 9 Maddox Street, London W1S 2QE.
Herc Ltd. has developed an app called Colorscape, which allows users to transform their photos into black and white sketches for colouring in. The lines on each photo can also be adjusted depending on how intricate the user wants the sketches to be. Colorscape is free to download from the app store.
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has produced a colouring book featuring famous patterns from its collection by William Morris and Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. The patterns included in the book are organised into four sections: nature, colour, pattern and craft. Published in collaboration with Thames & Hudson, the colouring book will be available […]
Nobrow has published a graphic novel that centres around explorer John James Audubon’s ornithological quest across America during the 19th century. Written by Fabien Grolleau and illustrated by Jérémie Royer, the book is based on Audubon’s own retellings of his travels. Audubon is available from nobrow.net for £15.99.
Craig & Karl has created a new identity for Bread & Butter, a Berlin-based trend show. The branding features a colourful double ampersand, segmented together in a clash of different styles. An emoji-style language of “iconic” and “ironic” graphics was also developed for the event.
Marina Willer has curated an exhibition celebrating the beauty of London street covers, set to launch at Protein Studios in London this month. Overlooked, which is part of London Design Festival, follows the Pentagram Paper booklet of the same name and will unveil a new set of street cover rubbings from across London. The exhibition […]
Purple Creative has designed the visual identity for a new range of whiskies called the Glenfiddich Experimental Series. The identities feature a mixture of portraits, tasting notes, hand-lettering, scientific equations and diagrams. Founding partner and creative director, Gary Westlake, says: “The identity represents a visual narrative of each experiment – graphically capturing the authentic journey […]
FutureBrand has worked on the branding for a new snack bar range for children from Organix, called Punk’d. The brightly coloured visual identity is based around the idea of “good food with attitude”, featuring a bursting star shape. The range includes cocoa & orange crash and strawberry & vanilla smash flavours, and is available from […]
Artists Kai and Sunny, have released a new set of original ballpoint pen works, which are fine detail compositions and give a range of illusory and geometric perspectives. The works represent the shifting flow of time, and you can see them at the Colette Galerie in Paris or find out more here. A special edition […]