The week in design

Our most-read stories of the week

1. Norwegian consultancy Neue tells us about the concept behind the country’s recent passport redesign.


2. We talk to Ustwo founders Matt Miller and John Sinclair about how they built the consultancy and where they want to take it next.


3. A new pedestrian bridge is planned for central London, to connect Battersea Power Station and the Nine Elms district on the south bank of the Thames to Pimlico on the north.

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Image of the week

Illustrator Mattis Dovier and band Wild Beasts have collaborated on this lovely GIF novel.

Quote of the week


“Be optimistic, bold and brilliant. Or fuck off and do something less dangerous.” SeymourPowell co-founder Richard Seymour’s advice to aspiring designers.

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We love this guide to the Victoria Line tiles. One of the only reasons to travel by Tube…

Design stories in the national press

Salford University is building a climbing wall based on Friedrich Engels’s beard… The BBC has more.

Don’t miss the last Christmas post! Here are some beautiful vintage Royal Mail reminders in the Guardian.

The latest episode of the Design Dimension on BBC Radio 4 looks at Dan Roosegaarde’s Smart Highway initiative.

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