5-11 January 2015

Design and the “sensorisation of tech”

Surveyed as a whole the vast landscape of innovation at CES is a picture of things we already knew about becoming more refined, but there is one new trend in particular which will impact design this year – the “sensorisation of tech.”

An illustrated alphabet of architects

A new series of prints by architect and graphic designer Federico Babina creates imagined cityscapes with letters of the alphabet and names of famous architects.

Ten Questions for: James Greenfield

James Greenfield is a former creative director at Airside and until recently he was executive creative director at DesignStudio, where he led the much-talked-about rebrand of Airbnb. This month he launches new studio Koto. We caught up with him to talk about his career, inspirations and opinions on Modernism…


The Week in Design

Our most read stories of the week 1. We look at the 50 best record sleeve designs of 2014. 2. King’s College London has entered a period of further consultation on its planned Saffron-designed rebrand following student protests. 3. Designers give us their predictions on what might happen in the design industry in 2015. Our most […]

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Special stamps: 50 years of Royal Mail designs

In 1965, then-postmaster general Tony Benn asked designer David Gentleman to create new illustrations that would modernise stamp design. Fifty years on, the Royal Mail has 2,663 special stamps to show as part of its collection, ranging from the commemoration of the 1940 Battle of Britain to celebrating the “life” of fictional character Sherlock Holmes in 1993. To mark the 50th anniversary of their non-Royal-related stamp programme, we ask a selection of experts about their favourite design from each decade.

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