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International idiom series, by Paul Blow and Viking Direct

Office supplies company Viking Direct has commissioned illustrator Paul Blow to create visual interpretations of idioms used in different languages. The British company hopes to showcase its breadth of international employees through the fun project, with 11 illustrations of idioms originating from different countries, along with their meanings in English. Obscure examples include “To slide […]

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 […]

Meat Bouquets, by Bompas & Parr

Bompas & Parr has created a series of meat bouquets for Valentine’s Day, featuring a selection of hung grouse, pheasant and quail dressed alongside botanicals. Each meat bouquet comes with an alcoholic love potion, which includes a distilled spirit and a “mysterious aphrodisiac”, says Bompas & Parr. The meat bouquet is inspired by Victorian chef […]

Valentine’s Faces, by Together Design

Together Design has released a series of Valentine’s Day cards featuring simple black and white illustrations and puns. The illustrations have been created by the consultancy and are part of its Making Faces collection, featuring homeware products such as mugs and prints with illustrated faces on them. The cards are available to buy from Together […]

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 […]

ArmagedDON, by Jon Daniel

Designer Jon Daniel has launched a new political protest campaign against Donald Trump. Based on a simple icon representing Trump’s hair, the campaign uses a typeface called ArmagedDon and a set of emoji style designs.

Paper blue tit, for Waitrose Weekend, by Lisa Lloyd

Designer and illustrator Lisa Lloyd has created this paper cut blue tit, which features on the front cover of the current issue of Waitrose Weekend magazine. The commission has also been made into a small set of prints and readers stand to win one of five if they enter a competition.

Hipstory, by Amit Shimoni

Illustrator Amit Shimoni has designed a set of postcards which reimagine famous world leaders as modern-day hipsters, accompanied by biographies written by Stephen Ellcock. Featured politicians include Barack ‘Barrie OB’ Obama, ‘Hilly’ Clinton and – of course – a hipster, quiffed version of Donald Trump. The bound set of 20 postcards will published by Laurence […]

“Don’t do this at work” code of conduct, by Telia and Wolff Olins

Wolff Olins has designed the corporate code of conduct for employees of Swedish telecommunications company, Telia. While codes of conduct are “typically dry manuals rarely read or engaged with by anyone”, the consultancy says it looked to make the design and tone of “Don’t do this at work” much more fun and engaging for employees. […]

The Pumpkin and the Pantsuit, by BarrettSF and The Studio

Design consultancy BarrettSF and digital production company The Studio have together created a children’s storybook parodying the rise of Donald Trump. The Studio has created illustrations of caricatures of the 2016 presidential candidates, alongside their celebrity supporters. Trump himself is portrayed as a “boisterous and bullying pumpkin”, while Hillary Clinton is represented as a “powder-blue […]

Modern Life, by Jean Jullien

Illustrator Jean Jullien has released his first first monograph, which 150 of his commissions and Instagram posts in one place. Modern Life highlights Jullien’s humorous observations of daily life, and includes a foreword by actor Jesse Eisenberg. The book is available from TeNues for €24.95 (£21.64).

Jeff Goldblum activity book, by Belly Kids

Indie publisher Belly Kids has released a rather peculiar activity book filled with mazes, games and puzzles, based on American actor Jeff Goldblum. From Independence Day through to Jurassic Park, the book features a series of mindful activities drawn by various illustrators demonstrating Goldblum’s different roles and appearances. The book is roughly A4 size, 32 […]

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