The week in design

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1. Many consumers cannot tell the difference between own-brand and branded products when the two have similar packaging, a new survey shows.


2. Eurostar has unveiled its new fleet of Pininfarina-designed trains, which are set to go into service at the end of next year.


3. The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is looking to appoint designers to overhaul its online presence and create a platform that “befits our global reputation [and] puts our online visitors at its heart”.

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Image of the week


Here’s one of the lovely signs created by April for Hull’s Newland School for Girls, which aim to encourage more women to consider design as a career.

Quote of the week


‘Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see’. Deisgn Council chief design officer Mat Hunter quotes German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer as he considers what makes award-winning design work.

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There are only seven days left to save graphics gallery Kemistry. You can donate to the gallery’s fighting fund via Kickstarter.

Design stories in the national press

In branding news, the late Bob Marley is the face of a new international marijuana brand. The Guardian has more.

Garden Bridge

Heatherwick Studios’ London Garden Bridge will apparently require be a privately-managed tourist attraction likely to require advance booking. The Guardian investigates.

Adrian Shaughnessy is among those discussing the moral limits of advertising in this week’s episode of the Moral Maze on BBC Radio 4.

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