The week in design

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1. Philips revealed its new logo piece-by-piece in a social media campaign. The full rebrand , created with Interbrand, Ogilvy and OneVoice, launched yesterday.

Dairy Milk

2. Pearlfisher has created new designs for Cadbury Dairy Milk , which replace product shots with ‘imaginative, joyful expressions of each flavour’.


3. The Rio 2016 Olympic pictograms have launched. Based on Dalton Maag’s Games typeface, the pictograms represent all 64 Olympic and Paralympic sports.

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Quote of the week

Paul Smith

‘It will leave people needing a paracetamol afterwards’. Sir Paul Smith describes the ‘Inside Paul’s Head’ section of the Design Museum’s new Hello My Name is Paul Smith show.

Image of the week

Not a new one, but thanks to Supple Studio’s Jamie Ellul for reminding us of the amazing hidden bear in the Toblerone logo.

Our favourite website

This effort from the Oxford Street branch of Waterstones.

Design stories in the national press

The Guardian has updated its guide to drawing, which features contributions from a range of international artists.

There’s an interview with starchitect Frank Gehry over on The Times , in which he discusses Lady Gaga’s hats and his plans for Battersea Power Station. ‘Just don’t call me a starchitect,’ he says. Oops.

The Independent reports that children are being asked to design a new gadget to feature in the next series of Dr Who.

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