The week in design

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1. The Design Business Association’s John Scarrott talks to a design consultancy featured in the Apprentice about why they decided to leave the programme .


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2. The US Government is calling on designers to come up with innovations to help tackle the outbreak of Ebola virus , which has so far claimed more than 4000 lives.


3. The Partners has rebranded the Advertising Association , creating a new look based around a series of 3D “A” letters.

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Illustrator Allen Crawford estimates he spent 2,560 hours creating this new version of Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself .

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“When a high-profile company launches a new identity, three comments from the public are almost guaranteed: ‘my five-year-old could have done that’, ‘£200k for a squiggle? What a rip-off’ and ‘it looks like a bum’.” Design Week editor Angus Montgomery looks at how a rebrand should be much more than just a logo .

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A collection of vintage Halloween masks on Flickr . Genuinely creepy…

Design stories in the national press

Tracey Emin is the latest artist to be asked to design the winners’ trophy for the Brit Awards in 2015, the BBC reports.

The Daily Mail takes a look at a new private yacht designed to look like a star.

The Guardian has an interesting feature on Russian avant-garde theatre design.

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