The Week in Design

Our most-read stories of the week


1. Nestlé’s instant coffee brand Nescafé is launching a new, unified look and feel across all its products worldwide.


2. SomeOne has created the new identity for joint company Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Limited, a partnership between Vodafone and Telefónica.

3. Pentagram partner Eddie Opara has created a new identity for the Cooper Hewitt design museum in New York.

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Image of the week

Ernest Hemingway

We’re big fans of New York illustrator Sam Kalda’s Men and Cats series, which pictures famous men with their feline companions. Here’s Ernest Hemingway and friend.

Quote of the week


‘“That’s weird,” she said, “I always thought the people in the factories where the product’s made wrote all that stuff”. With that, a decade-long career was put firmly into perspective.’ Design Bridge’s Holly Kielty reveals the reality of being a writer in a design consultancy.

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This superb New York Times interactive lets you hear how football commentators celebrate goals (or ‘GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLSS!’) around the world.

Design stories in the national press

The Telegraph looks at Burberry’s latest menswear collection, which is inspired by second-hand books and uses a typeface from a Bruce Chatwin novel.

More than 250 new emoji are being released for smartphones and computers, reports the Guardian.

And in World Cup news, here’s Robin van Persie’s stunning goal against Spain recreated as a flipbook, via the Guardian.

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