The week in design

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1. Keep it simple, stupid. Advice on how to keep branding flexible from SomeOne design director Lee Davies.


2. Five new zero-emission black cab designs have been unveiled for London.


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3. Accidental design copying will not become a criminal offence under new IP legislation , Universities and Science Minister David Willetts says.

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TDK press ad, by Errol Donald
TDK press ad, by Errol Donald

‘As an artist, my early efforts to take graffiti art into (then new) spaces polarised opinion amongst graffiti artists, and the general public.’ Designer Errol Donald, AKA Pride , on moving from graffiti artist to branding professional.

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An exhibition at London’s Daniel Blau Gallery brings together Pulitzer Prize-winning photography from the past 100 years. This shot of a near-miss at an air show was taken by Bill Crouch in 1949.

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An interactive website from the Guardian shows every plane in the sky right now.

Design stories in the national press

An amazing video on the Guardian of work by Chinese sculptor Li Hongbo, who creates flexible – and rather unsettling – busts using thousands of sheets of concertinaed paper.


An intriguing piece on the BBC rounds up ‘Easter eggs’ around the web, like the famous Vogue dinosaurs.

The Telegraph looks at the Walrus, the Step, the Anteater and other Formula One car nose designs.

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