The result of three years and 16m of research and development, the Philishave Reflex Action is a new family of Philips electric shavers. Designed by an in-house team led by Eric Quint, the four shavers have two notable developments: the three heads are on a floating platform which can move both convexly and concavely; and a new colour scheme breaks out of the black/silver/grey which dominates the sector. Colour predictors were employed to decide the colourways, which include purple, green and orange. Quint says the design incorporates ‘a human focus and pleasure aspect’ which Philips is trying to introduce across its spectrum of products.
The design studio has created an abstract logo of a bridge reflected on water to represent the charity, which looks to protect and maintain England and Wales’ waterways.
A show at the Lettering Arts Centre in Suffolk will delve into the art of alphabets, tracing the history of communication design from ancient symbols to the sophisticated systems we
This year’s week-long celebration of design will see installations by Kellenberger-White, Studio Frith and Waugh Thistleton Architects, plus a refined, “playful” visual identity by Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa.
Weird World Cup is a project that sees 20 illustrators create humorous artworks, which will be sold online to raise money for education charity Football Beyond Borders.