Black and Decker is to launch a new heat gun for paint-scraping. Newcastle consultancy The Product Group worked with Black and Decker’s in-house team to take the design from concept to tooling in just four months. The brief to The Product Group envisaged one unit to combine the two swing-handle and pistol-style products in the existing range. All modelmaking from concept to working model was done at The Product Group in an impressive three weeks.
Applications are open for the Digital Collaboration Fund, which will seek to support international projects between creatives in the UK and other countries.
Controlled by an app, RGKit Play is a modular kit of Meccano-like motors that aim to take designers beyond “linear motion” for their content.
As the American election reaches its final stages, designers dissect both campaigns’ use of graphics, branding and digital strategy.
Some of this month’s most inspiring projects offer escapism, while others are a reaction to the everchanging political landscape we find ourselves in.