The week in design

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Virgin Atlantic

1. Virgin Atlantic’s new in-flight safety video, created by Art & Graft, references popular films in an action-packed animated sequence.

Dazed

2. Dazed & Confused is no longer confused following the magazine’s relaunch.

Client

Source: Clagnut

3. What do clients really want from designers? Former Kimberly-Clark marketing director Jon White spills the beans.

Our most popular Tweet of the week

Our favourite Tweets of the week

Quote of the week

Shoes

Source: I See Modern Britain

‘You’re completely shit at selling shoes to ladies, but you’re rather good at designing things, so I’d stick to that if I were you. And stop making comedy penises out of the pop-socks.’ AKQA’s James Hilton pays tribute to shoe-shop manager Mr Spurgeon, as top designers tell about the people who encouraged them to pursue their careers.

Image of the week

Heatherwick

Source: Heatherwick Studio

Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans to ‘carve out’ a Cape Town grain silo to create a new museum of African art.

Our favourite website

Top Gun

Technically not a website, but Twitter account @555uhz has been Tweeting a frame-by-frame recreation of Top Gun. Sadly though, the epic project appears to have been abandoned, with no updates since the beginning of the week.

Design stories in the national press

Eileen Gray

On BBC Radio 3, actress Fiona Shaw explores the life and work of Irish-born designer and architect Eileen Gray.

The Guardian held a poll to find out what the British flag might look like if Scotland withdraws from the Union. It’s not looking good…

And the Telegraph has a potter around One Hyde Park in London, the most expensive rental property in Britain.

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