Clouds are gathering fast on the economic horizon, but this year’s Top 100 chart reflects a sunny era before the credit crunch began to bite. Lynda Relph-Knight pinpoints the strongest sectors and the latest trends, as the industry battens down the hatche
A Kickstarter campaign has launched for a new children’s coding kit, which lets children build their own robots then animate them through coding sequences.
Turner, who is deputy director at London Design Festival and director at London Design Biennale, will take up the position of keeper of design, architecture and digital at the museum.
Last week, London Design Festival’s organisers revealed the details of a new exhibition exploring the art of the designer-client relationship. We ask designers about their most difficult experiences with clients, and how they overcame them.
French graphic artist Camille Walala is known for brightening up public spaces with her patterns. We visit her latest installation at London’s Now Gallery; an interactive, disorientating maze that encourages visitors to explore colour and pattern.
Furniture company Vitra is harking back to Charles and Ray Eames’ classic plastic chair with a new interactive exhibition set to take place during this year’s London Design Festival. The Eames Plastic Chair installation will showcase physical versions of the chair, and engage visitors through a digital experience allowing them to create their own versions […]
Illustrator Rose Blake, daughter of pop artist Peter Blake, has created a picture book for young children helping to prepare them for their first days at school. Going to School is published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, and is full of colourful illustrations that aim to be a “positive and encouraging” introduction to day-to-day life, […]
Consultancy Clinic has created the branding for new food brand Sano, which looks to represent the “nutritional science” behind food. Alongside launching a range of foods and a shop, Sano also provides online diploma courses teaching people about nutritional science. The logo features a grid which aims to reference a periodic table of elements, says […]
Brand consultancy Studiomade has launched an online graphic design and art shop featuring its design team’s own risograph prints alongside a collection of designs by individual designers. The studio will also be paying for all of the initial production costs such as frames, meaning that the individual designers will be able to sell their work […]
Art critics Zoë Lescaze and painter Walton Ford have released a new book showcasing examples of paleoart dating from the 1830s up until the 1990s. The artworks featured in the book are modern interpretations of prehistoric creatures such as dinosaurs and woolly mammoths, and come in the form of paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, mosaics and […]
Napp Studio has worked on the design for a recent exhibition exploring androgyny and gender fluidity in Hong Kong popular culture. Ambiguously Yours featured 90 exhibits looking at gender representation in everything from Cantopop and fashion to film and graphic design. Grey was chosen as the main colour in the exhibition space, with the aim […]
Brand consultancy Notable has created a new brand identity for women’s lingerie brand Wacoal, which aims to appeal to the “modern, female customer”. The company produces lingerie and swimwear for customers across a “complete spectrum”, says Notable, to provide for “fuller-busted” and “fuller-figured” women. Notable gave four lingerie sub-brands owned by the company a new […]
White Bear Studios has designed the branding for Swordfish Works, a laser-cutting company and workshop, which “cuts anything from plastic to lychee fruit” for use in exhibitions and for custom patterns. The studio designed a visual identity the positions the workshop as “the A to Z of laser cutting”, creating a bespoke patterned alphabet demonstrating […]