Consultancy Outsorcery Creative Services has worked with artist Zacron on the 2009 catalogue for cable audiovisual producer VDC. The cover is inspired by Zacron’s artwork for Led Zeppelin’s 1970 album, Led Zeppelin III.
Apple’s Jony Ive took up a position at the Royal College of Art, and the London Design Festival announced its line-up – the important design news from the last seven days.
Ive will take over from James Dyson at London’s Royal College of Art in July, and aims to better connect art, design and technology at the university.
A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
Equator managing director Gary Flynn draws on his specialism in integrated packaging and discusses the challenges of creating packaging that works as well online as it does in store.
Swedish design consultancy Studio Reko has created the branding for fellow Swedish carpentry company Trä Möbelsnickeri. The logo is composed of an “A” symbol that is crossed at the top, which is a nod to the “ä” in “Trä” with its umlaut, and a visual interpretation of a cross section of a wooden bench. Brown […]
Amsterdam-based interior design consultancy Uxus has designed Spreys, a food court within Jaarbeurs, the Netherlands’ largest event centre based in Utrecht. Speys seats roughly 520 people and adopts an art deco style, characterised by the geometric patterns which adorn the walls and old-fashioned, cinema-style lighting. Old, archive posters previously used to advertise the venue also […]
Filthymedia has designed the album cover for British DJ Audio’s debut album Beastmode, which takes on a monochrome, minimalist style. The album is split across four 12” singles. Filthymedia designed the print covers, the packaging for vinyl and CD, and the logotype for Beastmode. The simple identity uses “bold shapes and subtle shadows”, says Joe […]
Digital design studio Human After All has created a new website for independent publisher Canongate, which moves away from a traditional, book-ish look and adopts a colourful, contemporary and multimedia style. The homepage showcases key authors’ quotes against colourful backgrounds, alongside extracts, photography, audio and video. The About Us page has also been revamped to […]
When we think of dartboards, connotations of music-less, ale-filled, old-fashioned pubs and splintered, ancient wooden boards arise. But now, designers including Base Design and Karim Rashid have reimagined the dartboard as part of charity project Dart x Design, organised by consultancy Frog. Interpretations include a colourful, 3D-printed board from Alex Trochut, a mathematical, geometric board […]
The design of the London Underground map has inspired many, with its distinctive roundel and colour-coded lines. Product designer and entrepreneur Cillian McMinn has been so inspired, in fact, that he has applied the style not to a map of various cities or countries – but to our entire galaxy. Metro Galactic is a map […]
Dn&co has designed the livery for the new shuttle buses being used across Here East, a digital and creative campus in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East London. The livery features the Here East visual identity, and all of the shuttle buses are covered in a series of dot patterns inspired by the Here East […]
East Sussex-based consultancy Box 9 Design has designed the interiors for Rail House Café, a new restaurant in London’s Victoria. The interiors have been designed by Box 9 Design founder Lou Davies in collaboration with the restaurant’s founder Adam White. Inspired by the design of a metropolitan train station, the restaurant features multiple hubs which […]