B&Q this week launches the first of a range of power tools designed specifically for the retailer by Matthew White, as part of a placement run by the Helen Hamlyn Research Centre. Developed in collaboration with Big Idea and the B&Q commercial team, the two launch products are Sandbug (pictured), an electric sander, and Gofer, a compact rechargeable screwdriver. The project was originally conceived by Paul King, then chairman of M&K Design, who brought HHRC and B&Q together. The packaging was designed by Big Idea creative director Bill Wallsgrove and structural packaging designer Chris Dumont.
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.
Rethinking Urban Mobility has been conducted by companies including Arup and the London Transport Museum, and looks at the impact of developments in transport such as self-driving cars on cities
Last week, we wrote about a series of long-lost Suffragette posters used to fight for women’s right to vote and work in the early 20th century. Now, we ask designers
The graphics of clubbing has been celebrated in a new book by designer Rick Banks. Now, designers reflect on their favourite nightclub identities from over the decades.