The data presented in all the charts derives from a questionnaire published on Design Week’s website, www.designweek.co.uk, from January onwards and highlighted in print and online. All readers and site visitorswere invited to take part and submit figures for the 12 months from January to December 2010. All figures published have been verified by an […]
The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize is looking for applicants to rethink the design and materials of plastic packaging to make it more recyclable, with only 14% currently being reused worldwide.
YouTube Sans takes inspiration from the brand’s play button symbol, and has been designed by its in-house UX team alongside brand consultancy Saffron.
The 15th edition of the festival will see installations from the likes of Camille Walala and Ross Lovegrove, as well as a new exhibition called Design Frontiers at Somerset House.
Last week, we wrote about a new start-up company which is rethinking the motorbike to make riding in Africa safer. Now, designers tell us which everyday item needs to be redesigned for safety, from alarms to batteries and furniture.
A new art project has taken to the streets of Madrid, transforming advertising posters into flowerbeds. Plants of Posters is a new, non-profit venture set up by design copywriters Federico Moreno and Juan Frias. The pair have designed makeshift, cardboard cut-out plant pots that can be attached to ads across the city to counter how […]
Design consultancy Pearlfisher has redesigned the packaging for B&O Play, Bang & Olufsen’s new range of music products, which includes speakers and headphones. The consultancy’s Copenhagen, Denmark studio completed the project, and based the design concept on storytelling, says Pearlfisher, with the aim of making the packaging design reminiscent of magazines. The studio says the […]
Studio ButterflyCannon has designed the branding and packaging for a new range of beauty products for women who are pregnant, and for those following pregnancy. Unity Beauty Essentials: The Pregnancy Collection has been founded by Parvathi Nair, who found existing beauty products for pregnant women to be “cold and clinical-looking”, says the design studio. The […]
The Barbican has announced the winners of its science fiction print competition, Into the Unknown. The competition was launched to mark the cultural organisation’s upcoming sci-fi exhibition, which is due to open in June and will explore literature, art, film, music, comic books and video games related to the genre. The overall winner is London-based […]
Publisher Hartmann Books has published a monograph on the late German graphic designer Willy Fleckhaus. Fleckhaus is best known for his typographic and graphic work on print magazines, such as Twen and Frankfurther Allgemeine, and his logo for the Westdeutscher Rundfunk broadcasting corporation. Fleckhaus: Design/Revolt/Rainbow is the first full monograph of Fleckhaus’ work to be […]
Airline Icelandair has revealed a new, glacier-themed plane to mark its 80th anniversary. The Vatnajökull plane – named after the most active glacier in Iceland – sees the glacier recreated on the plane exterior. It has been spray painted by hand by a team of artists, taking a total of 24 days to create using […]
Design studio Denomination has created the branding and packaging for a new wine for Yalumba, a family wine company based in Barossa, South Australia. The company’s new wine The Caley is named after Fred Caley Smith, who travelled the world for 18 months in the 19th century to grow his family’s fruit-growing business. The packaging […]
A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to reproduce the original “galactic greeting card”; a communicative plaque that was sent into space in 1972 aboard NASA’s Pioneer 10 spaceship. The Pioneer Plaque was intended as a means of communication, should any extra-terrestrial life come across the spacecraft. Over 40 years later, crowdfunding company Vann Alexandra and […]