Clothes pegs are among the unsung heroes of the object world. Smallfry Industrial Design is set to change that, creating a clothes-peg that is ‘cleaner, safer and better to use’, according to a consultancy spokesperson. The new Mono-bug peg is a single-piece of moulded plastic with a spring. This means that the pegs are strong, weatherproof and not prone to falling apart. Maybe hanging out the washing isn’t so bad after all.
The design studio has renamed the funeral comparison service Beyond, giving it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter the “sunsets, flowers and doves”
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.