Valentine’s Day design round-up

A small round-up of design-led Valentine’s bits and bobs that caught our eye…

Dave Anderson t shirts for Love
Dave Anderson t shirts for Love

LOVE is in the air…

Dave Anderson t shirts for Love
Dave Anderson t shirts for Love

Design Week favourite, illustrator Dave Anderson (the man behind the Disparate Housewives print and Karl Agafeld has created a series of love-themed t-shirt design for Manchester-based consultancy Love.

There are 28 designs in total, and limited edition T-shirt will be given away every Friday in February to the seven people ‘who send the best “love” tweets to the team at Love’, says the consultancy.

Dave Anderson t shirts for Love
Dave Anderson t shirts for Love

One design that particularly caught our eye include ‘all you need is Lovejoy’, starring the bountifully-coiffed television antique dealer.

Design Museum Gift ideas

Kastor Pencil Sharpener
Kastor Pencil Sharpener

For your design-savvy darling, the Design Museum has a selection of gorgeous presents, ranging from the traditional (Paul Smith fragrance), to the more unusual, such as the beaver-shaped Kastor Pencil Sharpener above, designed by Rodrgio Torres. We also love the Eames house bird, shown below.

Eames House Bird
Eames House Bird

For more gift ideas visit designmuseumshop.com

Just my type

Marcel type
Marcel type

P22 Type Foundry is releasing a new Valentine’s Day-themed font, P22 Marcel. The type is based on love letters from a man in a German labor camp during WWII to his wife in France, and designed by Carolyn Porter. Porter even went as far as tracking down the original letter writer’s descendants.

For more information visit www.behance.net

Hepworth Wakefield’s Big Love Heart Spoon

Miriam Mirri for Alessi Big Love heart spoon
Miriam Mirri for Alessi Big Love heart spoon

This cute ice-cream spoon designed by Miriam Mirri for Alessi is formed into a polished stainless steel heart, making it  a sweet gift for a loved one or even for yourself if, like many, your Valentine’s date is with two really cool guys call Ben and Jerry.

For more information visit www.hepworthwakefield.org

Love Kills, by Notegraphy

Notegraphy, dubbed ‘the Instagram for text’, is a service that looks to use clever design and typography to change how we communicate online. For Valentine’s Day, it has launched the Love Kills collection. To get the collection, users create a note as normal, then a tobacco-style warning message is added at the bottom, as in the example created by Marzban below. A great antidote to the usual hearts ‘n flowers mush.

Notegraphy
Notegraphy

For more information visit www.notegraphy.com

Follow Ted’s Heart

Consultancy Smack has created a Valentine’s app for fashion label Ted Baker. The Facebook game, which can be found here, lets users release a ‘virtual balloon’, and the one that lands furthest will win its liberator a shopping spree prize.

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