The hazards of naming a new product are well documented. If a quick search doesn’t reveal a given name to have been used a hundred times before, then it’s almost bound to mean something unfortunate somewhere in the world. CLK.MPL has set up a shrine to such naming booboos, including a Scandinavian chocolate product called Plop and a French high-fibre cereal called Crapsy fruit. A recent addition to the cabinet, however, is proving to be the most popular – a tin of tuna chunks from South America, called Grated Fanny.
Organised by file sharing service Loop.gl, London Loop will see work by designers and other creatives displayed in public spaces all over the city.
Bad News is a new research project from the University of Cambridge and Dutch media company Drog, which aims to help the public spot misinformation on their social media feeds
Discussed at this year’s Design Indaba, Netherlands-based design graduate Tomo Kihara has created a product that aims to spark conversation between homeless people and passers-by.
Curated by Sea Design, the exhibition focuses on the geometric identity created by consultancy Roundel, which was used on British Rail’s freight trains in the 1980s and 1990s.