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Following its exhibition Van Doesburg and the International Avant-Garde, the Tate wants to know who your design heroes are. Dutch artist Theo van Doesburg, whose work ranged from art and design to text, founded the pivotal avant-garde movement and magazine De Stijl in the early 20th century.
As the Fifa World Cup is about to kick off this summer in South Africa, Michael Johnson discusses how ’the beautiful game’ never seems to get the branding for its big contest quite right. Johnson looks back over a range of World Cup logos from the past 30 years.
Creative Review picks up on our news story last week about Waterstone’s new logo, created by Venture Three. The new identity takes a beating in Creative Review’s assessment – it argues that ’it lacks the confidence, even austerity, of the old one’ and will look out of place on the chain’s grander buildings.
Check out the Design Week blog as editor Lynda Relph-Knight writes her first Editor’s Blog, summing up the week’s events. In this round-up, Relph-Knight blogsabout political shifts, the London Design Festival and the tragic death of interior designer David Chaloner.

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