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 […]

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 […]

Litho publication, by Build and Generation Press

Consultancy Build has worked with Generation Press to create a series of publications looking at the in-house processes of the Brighton-based printing company. The publications, which will be released throughout the year, aim to help bring Generation Press’ print processes to life for potential and existing customers, according to Paul Hewitt, managing director at Generation Press. […]

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 […]

Octapharma book, by Volt

Swedish consultancy Volt has designed a book for Swiss pharmaceuticals company Octapharma’s Moscow office. The book looks at the architecture and history of the building in which the company is based in Russia. The print design reflects the building’s past, with a gradient running through the book that starts with the original colour of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Google Jigsaw advert, by The Beautiful Meme

The Beautiful Meme has created an advert for Google parent company Alphabet’s technology incubator, Jigsaw. The simple monochromatic print advert appeared in the February issue of Vice magazine in the US. It is on the subject of free speech and sees the incomplete phrase “You only notice free speech when it’s”, with the rest of […]

Before I Leave programme, National Theatre Wales and Bwtîc

Cardiff-based studio Bwtîc has designed the programme for the National Theatre Wales production, Before I Leave. The programme has been designed in a small-scale format and is stitched together to reduce the risk of “elbow-knocking nuisance” or “paper-folding fiddling”, says Bwtîc. It features a bold yellow and black colour palette and comes with three alternative […]

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