Gillette Stationery Products is launching a new range of Paper:Mate pens designed by Isis. The London product group researched and developed the Flexigrip Ultra ballpoint pens. The brief was to create a low-cost pen with a strong identity. Isis director David Edgerley says: ‘We wanted to create something which would be fun and attractive but with a strong clip.’ The main new design aspects are an increased barrel size and a two-colour injection-moulding production process to create the distinctive clip. The six colours used are red, purple, green, blue, grey and black.
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.