December 2014

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2014 – the year in design

A lighthearted look back on the biggest stories, best images and most enlightening quotes from the past year.

Work by Matt Willey

Offset lines up 2015 speakers

Dublin design conference Offset has announced its 2015 speaker list, with Matt Willey, Angus Hyland and The Designers Republic’s Ian Anderson among those on the bill.

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Politics and design in 2014

The year started on rather a positive note, with new Government figures released in January showing that the creative industries are worth £71 billion a year and are the UK’s fastest-growing sector.

White Lies

Music and design in 2014

In one of this year’s most intriguing stories, electronic music pioneer Aphex Twin made a surreptitious return by creeping into the public’s consciousness with a series of stunts involving deliberate misinformation and decoys.

The Type Taster book

Designer Sarah Hyndman has an obsession with all things typographic and is particularly interested in the emotional effects of type – how it makes us feel and how it can affect the way we read and consume.

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Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017

Consultancy Jaywing has created the place branding for Hull 2017, the initiative marking the northern city’s status as UK City of Culture. The logo is an “H” shape constructed out of a series of geometric lines, used against a colourful palette of purple, green, yellow, blue and pink. Gavin Shore, creative director at Jaywing, says […]