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Bonnetmakers project, by various

The V&A Museum of Design Dundee has worked with two local primary schools in the area to reimagine the classic bonnet hat for the 21st century. Schoolchildren from Rosebank Primary School and Our Lady’s RC Primary School designed their own versions of the traditional Dundee hat based on research about the design history of the […]

Football Editions issue two, by NotOnSunday

London-based brand consultancy NotOnSunday has released the second issue of its Football Editions magazine. Following on from issue one, which focused on football icons, the second issue is inspired by the African Cup of Nations football competition held earlier this year. African Stars celebrates some of the continent’s most famous players, creating a colourful pattern […]

It’s the Little Things exhibition, by Edward Wood

Freelance graphic designer and illustrator Edward Wood has launched a new exhibition of his work called It’s the Little Things. The London-based designer has recreated in illustration form a series of matchbox labels from Japan, India and Russia, dating from the early 20th century. It’s the Little Things runs until 7 April at Acqua7, 7 […]

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 […]

Owen Jones stationery collection, by V&A and Papier

Online stationery retailer Papier has collaborated with the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum to produce a new stationery collection featuring designs taken from 19th century architect Owen Jones’ archive. The Middle Eastern-inspired collection features designs from Jones’ 1856 publication The Grammar of Ornament, with the patterns being taken from original drawings Jones produced for the […]

The Clown Egg Register, by Luke Stephenson and Helen Champion

Penguin Random House is set to release a fun – or perhaps frightening, depending on your temperament – book of eggs painted as clowns. The Clown Egg Register records over 250 clown faces painted onto eggs, to celebrate what the publisher describes as a “dying art form” that continues to “delight and terrify children and […]

25 Years of the Premier League book design, by Jonathan Roberts

Graphic designer Jonathan Roberts has designed a new concept publication that celebrates the history of the Premier League. 25 Years of the Premier League cites facts, records and statistics supplied by Opta, the Premier League’s official sports data provider. Records include highest appearances, highest possession in a game and furthest distance for a goal. The […]

Guinness St Patrick’s Weekend campaign, by Iris and McBess

Iris has created a campaign for Guinness to coincide with St Patrick’s Weekend, called “Let’s Get Together”. The consultancy commissioned illustrator McBess to create a series of monochromatic illustrations, which feature characters ranging from bikers and hipsters to jockeys. The illustrations also reference figures from famous Guinness adverts, including surfers, flamboyantly dressed Congolese men – […]

Alphabet Cities, by David Doran

Illustrator David Doran has created a new travel-inspired book of typographic prints called Alphabet Cities: Around The World in 32 Pull-Out Prints. The book features 32 pull-out prints with illustrations of cities all over the world, including Amsterdam, Zurich, Nashville, Istanbul, Reykjavik and Tokyo. Doran’s illustrated scenes and characters take inspiration from early and mid-20th […]

Harvey’s Brewery craft beer can design, by WPA Pinfold

WPA Pinfold has designed the packaging and branding for Harvey’s Brewery’s new craft beer range, which looks to target a younger audience with a painterly style. The consultancy worked with local artist Susan Lynch to create paintbrush-inspired illustrations for the packaging, which uses colour to differentiate between beers in the range. Harvey’s brand colours of […]

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 […]

Oblika Puzzle, by Jonathan Dorthe

  Canadian designer Jonathan Dorthe has created a geometric puzzle aimed at designers, architects and design enthusiasts. Oblika is an architectural puzzle comprising 22 geometric wooden pieces, which are all unique in shape and etched with a linear pattern. The pieces can be arranged inside the puzzle’s accompanying grid to form a square, or outside […]

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