Alessi will reveal the Panda Alessi concept car this week in Milan. Created from an alliance between Italian auto giant Fiat and the Alessi stable, the car has been designed by Stefano Giovannoni. Giovannoni remodelled the interior and exterior, infusing a sense of fun and creating a ‘fresh, extroverted and colourful image through the use of highly communicative colours’ to the car’s design. Featuring a white polypropylene rim that circles the bottom of the vehicle, and also trails the car’s wheel arches, bumpers and door mouldings, the new interpretation seeks to attract a younger and more female demographic.
An upcoming exhibition at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries will highlight the origins of English graphic design as spearheaded by scribes, engravers and painters during this period.
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7-Inches for Planned Parenthood has released a compilation vinyl boxset featuring original work from the likes of designer Shepard Fairey and musician Björk to raise money for the charity.
Integrated packaging design specialist Equator Design shares advice on what it takes to stand out as a successful design consultancy in a competitive landscape and get known for it.