The Week in Design

Our most popular stories of the week


1. Terence Conran is handing over the reins of his design empire to his son Jasper.


2. The London Underground is set to play host to a series of pop-up retail spaces.


3. The BBC is rolling out a new-look iPlayer, which it describes as ‘simpler, more visual and easier to browse’.

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Quote of the week

David Willetts

‘I believe that the right balance has been drawn and I look forward to seeing how the sanction has deterred criminal activity from taking place.’ Science and Universities Minister David Willetts comments as the Intellectual Property Bill passes through Parliament.

Image of the week

Le Gun

We love these reinterpretations of Grimm fairy tales by Le Gun. This is Hans My Hedgehog.

Our favourite website

The Buy Fonts Save Lives initiative over at Typespec is selling fonts to raise money for charities Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Design stories in the national press

There’s a nice piece in the Guardian on 25 things you might have forgotten about the Internet, as it marks its 25th annniversary. Remember Geocities?

The BBC takes a look at the ‘alien space pod’ Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radic.

New Zealand could hold a referendum to change its flag design, with a silver fern on a black background a possibility. The Independent reports.

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