Imagination won top prize for Inspiration Park, a 21st century take on the public park combining nature and technology. A transparent roof keeps the rain out, though, as there are no walls or fences, breezes can flow through. Paths in compound rubber are accessible to all. Features include wind chimes, waterfalls and a chequerboard with pressure-activated sound tiles that play music in the play area. This area also includes brightly coloured climbing blocks, made of rubber and wrapped in foam. At the centre of the park is a circular meeting space where there are large text-scrollers carrying poems, news and information.
The new exhibition at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising will present 1970s record sleeves, posters and magazines, symbolising the rebellion of the punk era.
Consultancy Bulletproof has created the packaging for the new PizzaExpress frozen range, which complements the existing chilled range.
The Playable Cities Award has announced the shortlisted designs competing for £30,000 of investment to create a new way to make cities more fun and engaging.
Last week, we wrote about a new book on the design processes of Lance Wyman, which is soon to be published by Unit Editions. Now, we ask designers – whose rough sketches would you love to delve into?
London hotel Hilton Bankside has commissioned a living art installation made of various types of foliage. Florist All for Love has created the typographic installation, which spells out Bankside using ferns, ivy and English herbs. Ruth Davis, founder at All for Love, says: “The concept is to create a modern yet living structure that reflects […]
Interabang has designed the branding for economic analytics company Enodo Economics. The design studio also named the company, with Enodo deriving from the Latin word for “make clear, untangle and explain”. This was used as a metaphor in the logo motif itself, the studio says, which is an “unravelling double ‘e’” shape. A colour palette […]
Here Design has created the packaging for a new series of whiskies from Glenfiddich. The Glenfiddich Experimental Series incorporates methods used to make craft beer, so this was reflected in the packaging and bottle design, says Mark Paton, partner at Here Design. “By using beer-bottle brown glass for the IPA experiment, we gave that pack […]
Artist Camille Walala has created a colourful pedestrian crossing on Southwark Street in Bankside, London. Walala was commissioned to create Colourful Crossing by Better Bankside and Transport for London, and teamed up with road markings company Pre-formed Markings to create the piece. The project is part of initiative Avenue of Art, which looks to transform […]
Design studio Moo has created print materials for the Dominique Ansel Bakery London. This marks the bakery’s first store in London, with the original based in New York. The design studio aimed to “inject some ‘Britishness’” into the brand. The print materials include a series of postcards, including limited edition ones, and business cards. The […]
A giant paper sculpture has been erected in Times Square, New York. Tahiti Pehrson has created the installation, which required 91 metres of paper to make. The installation is made up of several giant cut-out patterns, which make use of light and shadows to enhance the shapes. The paper sculptures aim to reflect personal moments […]
Illustrator Noma Bar has released a new selection of prints, which are available to buy through Outline Editions. Bar uses “bold colours, shapes and pared down iconography”, says Outline Editions, and “imbues simple graphic forms with political and social commentary”. The prints range from £180 to £750 in price. You can view them here. Photos […]
Design studio Up^ has created motion graphics for a new documentary film, A Good American. The film is about previous U.S. codebreaker Bill Binney, and the studio was tasked with “visually and emotively representing” the intelligence tool he created called ThinThread, says Up^. Up^ created CGIs, motion graphics and data visualisation for the film, as […]