Our most-read stories of the week
1. The BBC is rolling out a new suite of icons across all its digital platforms. We look at how the BBC’s in-house team created the new collection, in collaboration with consultancy Planning Unit.
2. Yahoo is launching new ‘consistent’ web designs across its platforms , ahead of its planned rebrand next week.
3. The National Trust has ingeniously installed a slide at country house Cliveden, as refurbishment work is carried out on the stairs.
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Our favourite Tweets of the week
Today is the feast of St Augustine, the patron saint of printers. He’s also the patron saint of brewers so that definitely calls for a beer.
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Quote of the week
‘All this does is make Yahoo look indecisive and bolsters the public opinion that “design is a waste of money”.’ Yahoo’s 30 logos in 30 days project comes under fire from Design Week readers.
Image of the week
Andy Gilmore will be showing some of his beautiful geometric prints alongside work by other Breed artists at the agency’s first group show .
Our favourite website
It’s been around for a while, but Joe Davis’s Telescopic Text project is still brilliant.
Design stories in the national press
Government Digital Service head of design Ben Terrett, Sugru founder Jane ni Dhulchaointigh and IDEO design director Tom Hulme are among those interviewed for a special design episode of BBC Radio 4’s In Business .
As the Boris Bus takes to London’s roads, the Independent looks at other innovations in bus design.
And the Daily Mail reports on the ‘Knork’, a combined knife and fork. Hasn’t this been tried before?