The week in design

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1. Comic Sans for Cancer – designers create works using Comic Sans to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

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2. Martin Roth, the director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, has attacked the UK education system , saying it leaves too many design students lacking ‘basic skills’.


Source: Jamie McGregor Smith

3. As pop-up spaces become increasingly popular and more sophisticated, we look at how brands can best take advantage of them.

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If you’re a fan of dazzle ships, then this retina-troubling new range of merchandise from Patternity and IWM will be right up your street.

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Source: Regional Cabinet

‘Teaching children about design now will help them navigate an increasingly complex world. As well as realising that we are being designed into systems, design centres people as active agents who can equally design ourselves out.’ Policy Connect’s Naomi Turner looks at the current and future state of the design education system.

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Airbnb made an infographic from the media reaction to its new logo .

Design stories in the national press

Malaysia Airlines is considering a rebrand following the MH17 and MH370 disasters, the Telegraph reports.

The Guardian looks at how restaurants use design tricks to make you spend more.

BP has lost a court bid to trademark the green colour in its logo. The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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