The Week in Design

Our most-read stories of the week

Rapha

Source: Rapha

1. We take a look at cycling company Rapha, and how it uses design and creativity to build its brand.

Saffron

2. Saffron is looking to ‘bring the vibe’ to V Festival, with new branding.

Panda

3. Panda drinks are back! And there’s a new Melvin the Panda character…

Our most popular Tweet of the week

Our favourite Tweets of the week

Quote of the week

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Trunk

‘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

Forms that Reveal the Absurd -1307 by Harumi Nakashima (2014), represented by Yufuku Gallery
Forms that Reveal the Absurd -1307 by Harumi Nakashima (2014), represented by Yufuku Gallery

We like this work by Harumi Nakashima, which is going on show in this year’s Collect fair.

Our favourite website

Stickerswapping

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.

Latest articles

Remembering Jon Daniel: 1966-2017

We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.