It is one of life’s great truisms that things are not always as they seem – take Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s idyllic marriage or Jeffrey Archer’s honest as the day is long faÃ§ade. Anyhow, we came across some stunning pictures in the Design Week product archive and we thought it would be a wheeze to put your skills of memory, recognition and, failing all else, imagination to the test. The object pictured above won Gold Prize at an international design competition, but what the hell is it? And what about the curiosity pictured below? Suggestions on a holiday postcard, please.
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.