Graphic designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth have just launched their latest crowdfunding campaign with the aim of reissuing a hardback version of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 1977 Graphic Standards System. We speak to Reed about setting up the publishing house and why keeping historic designs such as standards manuals alive is so important.
Baxter & Bailey has designed the branding for the new vocational college, which is a merger of two existing colleges based in and near Brighton.
With the general election looming, we ask designers and organisations what they want the new Government to do for creatives.
From a new colour-coded design system for London buses, to Design Week readers indicating they will vote Labour, we round up the important news from the last seven days.
Developed by Seymourpowell, the technology allows different groups of car designers and engineers to work remotely on one project at the same time.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced the new trial in east London, which will see routes given specific colours that will also be applied to signage and buses.
Brakit is a new system that will let users design furniture to suit their needs and tastes, using local timber yards to source materials.
Researchers at Brunel University London hope the technology will be used to “stimulate innovation” by alerting designers to potential patent infringement.
The team behind Better Shelter has cited issues around fire resistance and accessibility as some of the reasons for the changes to the design.
Last week, we visited a conference on exhibition design hosted by the Museums Association, which saw talks from designers such as Pippa Nissen and curators including Victoria Broackes from the Victoria and Albert Museum. We round up the most important points to take away from the conference.
The Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum’s director Tristram Hunt has launched the DesignLab Nation scheme, which aims to pique the interest of more students from the midlands and north of England in design.
A Design Week poll of 574 respondents has shown that nearly half of designers surveyed will be voting red in June’s election.