The week in design

Our most popular stories of the week and other goings-on in the design world.

Our most popular stories of the week


1. After 30 days of previews, Yahoo has launched its new identity . The logo was designed over a weekend by a team led by Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer.

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2. Type designer Fabien Delage has accused the Home Office of using his typeface without permission in its controversial anti-illegal immigrants van campaign.


3. Is product design still about making things? We look at the ‘new wave’ of designers engaging with economic and social issues.

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Quote of the week

‘I’m not a pro, but I know enough to be dangerous.’ Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer, who led the company’s rebrand project , on her Adobe Illustrator skills.

Image of the week

Endless Stair

London Design Festival kicks off this weekend, and the Endless Stair centrepiece looks like a highlight.

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It’s the London Design Festival website of course. Check out all the events happening over the next week. We recommend the Graphics weekend at the V&A, on 14 and 15 September…

Design stories in the national press

Peter Saville

The Guardian profiles Peter Saville, who receives the London Design Medal next week. ‘I’m not here to make money. I’m here to try and make something better,’ he says.


There’s an analysis of the TSB bank logo, which is returning to the UK high street after an 18-year hiatus, on the BBC .

And the Daily Mail looks at how nervous grooms-to-be are using 3D printing to create risk-free wedding ring prototypes.

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