Jon Daniel looks back on the rich life and career of designer Michael Thompson, who was the subject of his Four Corners column in 2013.
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WKD has overhauled its brand to help close the gap between “consumer interests and demands” and introduced a bold new look inspired by oil painting.
Magnetic North has created an identity system for a BBC neurodiversity campaign using colours and shapes which have been designed with people with neurological conditions in mind.
A weaker pound may be the driver for “post-Brexit vote” recovery, according to WPP, which still warns against the impact of Brexit causing possible GDP weakness in the short-term or mid-term in the UK and beyond.
The rebrand includes a colourful new logo and website for the student finance lender.
Last week Marie Claire and Ocado launched a bricks and mortar version of Fabled, its online beauty store. In light of this, we ask designers which brands they think could collaborate effectively and why?
New identity points out the geographic location of the university, which has been renamed and rebranded in a bid to show that it can award its own degrees.
The non-profit company behind free internet browser Mozilla Firefox is asking for staff and public input to help determine its new brand identity.
Tátil is the Brazilian design consultancy behind the branding for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We speak to creative director Fred Gelli about his sculptural logo forms, why it’s important to bring brands to life and where he finds his inspiration.
The Government is looking to put together a creative framework of up to 20 suppliers, which can be made up of individual consultancies or consortium teams.
From a new retail beauty space for Marie Claire, to an increase in uptake of creative subjects at university level, we round up the important design news from the last seven days.
Fabled by Marie Claire is a new bricks and mortar retail concept, with interiors by Gpstudio and branding by The Clearing.
Elmwood has created the visual identity for acoustic guitar maker, Tom Sands. Originally from Ripon in Yorkshire, Sands says he decided that he needed his own brand identity after qualifying from a two-year luthier apprenticeship in San Francisco. Joe Cooke, designer at Elmwood says, “We wanted to create an identity that captures the elegance of […]
Design studio Mystery has created the branding and interiors for a new health-food restaurant in London. Rawligion is a “plant-based café”, which uses organic, locally-sourced fruit, vegetables, seeds, herbs and spices to make lunch dishes, juices and smoothies, desserts and snacks. The design concept for the interiors has been inspired by the Apple store and […]
Daylight Design has created a new logo and visual identity for private messaging app, Wickr. The new design reflects the company’s shift towards encrypted messaging for businesses, with the double slash logo representing its coder DNA. The black and white colour palette also represents Wickr’s “no grey area approach to privacy”, according to Daylight.
The Allotment have created ZSL’s first brand campaign; Imagine a World Without Wildlife, produced by One Small Pixel. The 40-second film campaign, with media arranged by Arena Media, depicts the decline of wildlife species and their habitats all over the world in the context of people’s everyday lives. “The worrying statistic that over half of all […]
Studio Form has created the branding for a series of workshops and classes run by the Essex Print Studio. The Smell the ink! Programme includes beginner to professional lessons on solar plating, screen printing, letterpress, life drawing in print and drypoint on Perspex. The visual identity is made up of a series of logos based […]
Studio Ragged Edge has created the visual identity for drinks photographer Laura Knox. The brand marque depicts a cross section of a single lens reflex camera (SLR), which uses a mirror and prism to enable photographers to view through the lens. This abstract depiction of the two objects cleverly creates the initials L and K.
Wonderstuff has created the branding for Phi Food’s range of filo pastries pies, Phi Pie. The branding centres around the blue and white colours featured in the Greek flag. The logo represents the F in filo, as well the different layers that make up filo pastry. The brand identity has been used on the carrier […]
After Hours has rebranded The Bay Tree Foods’ range of artisan pickles, chutneys, sauces and preserves. The studio has also redesigned its packaging, making the tree brand mark “central to the label’s architecture”. A canopy of leaves has been developed, which aim to symbolise “flourish and dynamism”, says the studio, while colour has been incorporated […]
Futurebrand has created a new brand identity for newly formed global food retail company Ahold Delhaize. Ahold Delhaize is a collaboration between two previously separate companies. The new visual identity combines elements of both brands, using the crown icon from the Ahold logo and the lion from the Delhaize logo. The new design aims to […]
Studio Theolin and designer Tom Collins have collaborated to create the visual identity for a new online video festival in Sweden. VidStar Festival is a weekend-long event featuring a closing party, as well lectures, scene appearances and seminars from 30 Swedish YouTube vloggers, including 2chips1cola, Anty and Ebba Lindblad. The brightly coloured identity is born […]
The season has kicked off with a new on-screen graphics system, which has been developed from the Premier League identity created by DesignStudio.
Crests created to reinforce a sense of local pride and community while branding developed to help Powerleague increase its reach and improve digital engagement.
There are so many classics – like the Otl Aicher posters and Lance Wyman’s stunning Mexico graphics – that you’re spoilt for choice really. But perhaps my all-time favourite has to be the original Olympic rings mark created in 1912. The fact that it symbolises the five continents coming together is clever but it’s uber […]
Co-curator Malcolm Garrett announces city theme and key names including Sir Christopher Frayling, Jason Bruges and Alan Kitching.
New wordmark, colour palette and illustrations introduced as brewery targets “new generation of drinkers”.
Subway ditches its italic identity, simplifies its wordmark and creates a new “S” symbol ahead of its 2017 global identity roll out.
We take a look at the main touchpoints across the Games and explore the design story behind each one.