Last week, Nestlé lost an appeal to trademark the four-fingered shape of its classic chocolate bar KitKat. This got us thinking – what are some of the most distinctive, food-related designs?
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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games organisers have launched a public competition calling for Japanese nationals and residents to submit mascot designs – which will later be voted on by school children.
From the Design Week Awards 2017 shortlist, to an exclusive Angus Hyland interview and a look at political parties’ general election campaign designs, we round up the important design news from the last seven days.
The ice cream brand, which is over 50 years old, has been given a colourful, illustrated, new look by Love Creative, which aims to be more “modern” and “vibrant”.
The design consultancy has created the name and brand strategy for Kiteka, which is a new start-up providing smartphones to female entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The campaign has been spearheaded by filmmaker Josh Cole and designed by Studio Output, and aims to encourage 18 to 24-year-olds from low-income and ethnic minority backgrounds to vote in the June general election.
Jane Wentworth Associates and Studio Sutherl& have transformed the arts education charity NADFAS, giving it a new name in a bid to help it “connect” with the general public and stop it being seen as “elitist”.
The airline has taken on new livery and branding, which features visual cues linked to Cyprus, such as an olive branch and a wild sheep called a mouflon.
As part of our Design Week at 30 series we speak to graphic designer Angus Hyland about his role as a partner at consultancy Pentagram, and how the industry has changed over the past three decades.
The identity for the European region has been designed by Danish designer Ole Lud, and is inspired by the idea of “Traces of North”.
In light of the election set to take place next month, we look at how the main political parties are attempting to win over voters through their branding and campaigns.
As Transport for London announces a new licensing deal which will see many of its most enduring collaborations – such as the recent Nike x Roundel trainers – made available globally, we ask designers which two brands they would like to see team up on a new product or design.
Consultancy FutureBrand’s Sydney office has created the visual identity for a new real-time payments platform based in Australia. New Payments Platform is designed to be used by both businesses and consumers to make payments quickly and easily. The new logo features a sans-serif typeface and a simple box-shaped outline. FutureBrand has also designed an animated […]
Swedish design consultancy Studio Reko has created the branding for fellow Swedish carpentry company Trä Möbelsnickeri. The logo is composed of an “A” symbol that is crossed at the top, which is a nod to the “ä” in “Trä” with its umlaut, and a visual interpretation of a cross section of a wooden bench. Brown […]
London-based graphic design studio Interabang has designed the visual identity and packaging for a new tea company called Grek. The monochrome packaging design is based on the founder’s childhood trips to the Greek island of Pyrgi, where geometric, black and white tiles are commonly found. Each tea flavour comes with a booklet featuring a unique […]
Organic chocolate Ombar has been given new branding and packaging by Ocean Branding, which aims to make it appear more “natural” for consumers. The new look features a brushscript typeface, a primary colour palette of white, gold and brown alongside a colourful secondary palette to suit different flavours. Brown wrapping paper-style packaging is used. Ombar […]
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 […]
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 […]
Consultancy The Grid has designed the branding for a new development of creative studio spaces on De Beauvoir Road, East London. The area houses roughly 30 SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) businesses in the creative industry. The logo for the new development features a series of lines that make up a deconstructed “D” and “B”, […]
Consultancy Smith&+Village has redesigned Booths’ range of teas, taking inspiration from the retailer’s origins as a tea importer when it was founded in 1847. The redesigned, jewel-coloured boxes feature a simple style of typography and no photography. Smith&+Village has also renamed the company’s strong afternoon teabags as Builders’ Tea. The new packaging design has now […]
Architectural practice Studio of Design and Architecture (SODA) has been rebranded by its newly created in-house brand team. The new visual identity features the company’s name set at a 51.5-degree angle, representing the physical relocation of its office from Soho to Clerkenwell based on a map of London. The rebrand marks the architectural practice’s move […]
Liverpool and London-based studio Uniform has designed the campaign for architectural practice Shedkm’s 20th anniversary. The campaign takes the form of a series of nine simple, block-coloured GIFs based on Shedkm’s architectural projects from over the last 20 years. A new website for the architectural practice has also now launched. See all of the GIFs […]
The new look aims to show the “brightness and positivity” of the charity, by highlighting the holistic care it offers for those with long-term, terminal conditions.
From a new project by Bath University looking at how best to design refugee shelters to the V&A’s new art and design quarter, we round up the important news from the last seven days.
Advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi Pro has created the new design, which is based on the theme of putting the “spotlight on conduct”.
The new manufacturer has just released its first motorbike for use in Kenya, and looks to reduce the number of fatalities seen on African roads.
Design studio ArthurSteenHorneAdamson (ASHA) has created the brand identity for the new non-alcoholic bar, which aims to support those recovering from addiction.
The new art gallery has been created by three designers as part of a “passion project” to bring more international work to the northern city.
Graphic designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth have just launched their latest crowdfunding campaign with the aim of reissuing a hardback version of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 1977 Graphic Standards System. We speak to Reed about setting up the publishing house and why keeping historic designs such as standards manuals alive is so important.
Baxter & Bailey has designed the branding for the new vocational college, which is a merger of two existing colleges based in and near Brighton.