The week in design

Our most-read stories of the week


Design Museum website

1. The Design Museum is launching a new website ahead of its planned move to west London’s Commonwealth Institute in 2016.



2. We talk to Financial Times head of design Kevin Wilson about creating the newspaper’s new look.



3. The Guardian is launching a new look, which will bring design elements developed for the newspaper’s digital offer into print for the first time.

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Image of the week


Royal College of Art students have created a series of “food machines” for a feast at Fortnum and Mason, including this scone-wrapper.

Quote of the week


Source: Chuck Coker

“Coming up with a great idea in response to a brief is kind of magical. And I love the fact that ideas can come from absolutely anywhere and hit at any time. The rest of the design process you can kind of control, but that initial ideas stage is a wild untameable thing.” We ask designers, including Supple Studio’s Jamie Ellul, what the most enjoyable thing about their job is.

Our favourite website


DM menu

We’re enjoying the new Design Museum website and particularly admire its five-subject navigation page.

Design stories in the national press

Bridget Riley

The BBC has some nice archive footage with Bridget Riley talking about her working processes.

There’s a nice piece on the New York Times about the painful process of designing a “billing block” for a film poster.


The Guardian looks at some of Dominic Wilcox’s fabulous “variations on normal” designs.

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Else creative director and partner Dave Dunlop traveled to Austin Texas to find out how designers are increasingly embracing socially responsible tech solutions, which have “inclusion and empowerment” at their