Our most-read stories of the week
1. We take a look at cycling company Rapha, and how it uses design and creativity to build its brand.
2. Saffron is looking to ‘bring the vibe’ to V Festival, with new branding.
3. Panda drinks are back! And there’s a new Melvin the Panda character…
Our most popular Tweet of the week
— Design Week (@Design_Week) May 6, 2014
Our favourite Tweets of the week
— Oscar Diaz (@OscarDiazStudio) May 7, 2014
— Londonist (@Londonist) May 6, 2014
— Bad Record Covers (@BadAlbumCovers) May 6, 2014
Quote of the week
‘It’s shown us just how tough this is.’ Animation studio Trunk did a trial run ahead of its bid to create 40 new films in three days as part of a campaign to promote the European Elections.
Image of the week
We like this work by Harumi Nakashima, which is going on show in this year’s Collect fair.
Our favourite website
If, like us, you’ve succumbed to the lure of the Panini World Cup sticker album, then you should check out Sennep’s Stickerswapping website.
Design stories in the national press
The Guardian has a quiz on 80s album cover designs. How many can you identify?
The BBC has a (very) short piece on a new toilet design that encourages a crouching position.
The Telegraph looks at a new ‘paperclip’ arm-rest design that aims to solve elbow disputes on planes.