As Britain’s Olympic heroes polish their medals and reflect on their fantastic achievements in Beijing, the focus now shifts to London and the successes of a different sort of talent. The London Design Festival is key to the creative calendar, raising the debate about design, attracting people from across the globe and highlighting great local […]
Latest figures from UCAS show a 5% drop in university students applying for art and design subjects compared to this time last year, which an art school principal has put down to the “Government’s devaluing of creative education”.
Sky Creative and Nomad have created a new identity for the sports broadcaster as it expands its service to include 10 individual channels.
This week, brands, celebrities and individuals around the globe celebrated World Emoji Day. Now, we ask designers about their favourite emojis and how they use them to communicate.
Design Frontiers will run alongside London Design Festival, and will see collaborative installations from designers and brands including Jaguar and Tord Boontje with Swarovski.
Denmark-based studio Kontrapunkt has redesigned the packaging for Carlsberg’s Black Gold lager. The new packaging nods to the brand’s historic Black Gold bottles, with more saturated black and golden colours than the previous design. Kontrapunkt has also added a black top cap to the packaging to help the beer stand out on the shelves. The […]
Pentagram partner Michael Bierut has led a project to design a new visual identity for non-profit publisher the Poetry Foundation. The rebrand encompasses the foundation’s logo, print materials and magazine Poetry, and coincides with the redesign of its website by Chicago-based consultancy Fuzzy Math. The new identity looks to retain the support of existing poetry […]
Architect and academic Steve Bowkett is set to release the latest book in his Archidoodle series. Archidoodle: Architects’ Activity Postcards features 20 postcards of illustrations from the author’s Archidoodle and Archidoodle City books. Featured illustrations include bridge designs and futuristic cityscapes, which can be coloured in, doodled on and sent on to loved ones. The […]
Creatives including Jake and Dinos Champan and John Cooper Clarke have created a series of posters for a global campaign called Time for Outrage! The campaign is based on the book Indignez-Vous! (Time for Outrage!) by the late author and French Resistance member Stéphane Hessel, and asks artists and members of the public to express […]
Consultancy Hue & Cry has created the visual identity for a new, French bar in Bethnal Green, East London. Coupette – which means to have a “cheeky one” in French – looks to bring lesser-known French drinks such as Calvados, cidre and poiré to London. Hue & Cry’s identity for the bar is inspired by […]
Architecture lecturer Mollie Claypool is set to release a new book about the life and work of 20th century Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi. This is Gaudi features colourful illustrations by London-based designer Christina Christoforou, and highlights the architect’s most famous projects such as the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila, along with some of his lesser-known […]
Hampshire Cultural Trust – which looks after more than 20 museums and art centres across the county – is leading a new cultural initiative commissioning creatives to create textile designs inspired by the history of the surrounding area. The Arts Council-funded Creative Commercial Collections project sees institutions such as Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton […]
ECE Architecture has teamed up with designer Creative Forager to create a 1,000m2 typographic mural on a brutalist, multistorey car park in Worthing, UK. The reimagined car park has been spray-painted in an array of bright colours by street artist Ricky Also, who went through roughly 600 cans of spray paint in seven days to […]