The Week in Design

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1. A new set of stamps celebrates Britons with ‘remarkable lives’, including Abram Games. The Royal Mail stamps have been designed by Purpose.


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2. London’s BFI is set to host a Studio Ghibli season , showing the entire run of films produced by the Japanes animation powerhouse.


3. D&AD is relaunching its website and opening up its entire awards archive for free.

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Barrington Braithwaite

‘The greatest achievement as a job for me is to be able to work on set designs and costumes for one of my graphic works turn into a movie, then with enough money I’ll finance research into a lens that can peer into the stuff dogs howl at.’ Guyanese graphic artist Barrington Braithwaite tells us about his aspirations.

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We love these new Steinbeck book covers , created by Penguin art director Jim Stoddart.

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We’re enjoying the Design Museum’s Designs of the Year website, designed by the Beautiful Meme, which pits nominated designs against each other in a public vote. We visited the Designs of the Year show earlier this week, find out what we thought here .

Design stories in the national press

Public Enemy’s Chuck D is interviewed in the Guardian , and reveals a past as a graphic design student. ‘It helped you understand that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Whether you’re talking or rapping or drawing – use a straight line.’

The Guardian (again) reports that £1 million scheme to entice tech startups to London has been quietly dropped due to a lack of quality entries.

Apple is looking to create a more racially diverse set of emoji, according to the BBC .

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