The week in design

Our most-read stories of the week


1. UK-based designer Marc Newson is joining Sir Jony Ive’s Apple design team and is taking the role of “designer, special projects”.

Apple Watch

2. After much anticipation, Apple has unveiled the Apple Watch, the company’s first foray into wearable technology.

3. Channel 4 is launching a new All 4 identity, which will represent all of Channel 4’s digital output and replace the 4oD branding.

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The Los Angeles 1984 Olympics work of the late Deborah Sussman is being celebrated with an exhibition at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Quote of the week

“Put simply, a ‘Zhuck’ is someone you want on your side – not against you.” NB Studio and Michael Wolff explain their naming choice for new Russian mobile banking app Zhuck. The word is used in Russian to talk about someone who is “aggressive, predatory cunning and malicious, but also savvy, clever, entrepreneurial and driven”.

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The 1970 New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual, by Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda, is back in print (briefly) and available through this Kickstarter.

Design stories in the national press

The Guardian looks at some lovely illustrations by 1950s New York advertising artist Mac Conner.

A man has designed his own road signs in a bid to prevent drivers wrongly directed by their sat navs from driving down his quiet cul-de-sac. ITV reports.

In honour of the Apple Watch launch, the Onion presents its own (satirical) take on Apple through the years.

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