We look at the black and yellow pencil winners from the design categories at this year’s Design and Art Direction awards.
The latest branding design news, views, inspiration and opinion.
A look at the challenges women face in the design industry, a global store redesign for Apple and the creative industries lobbying Government – the important design news from the last seven days.
Taxi Studio has designed the “gender neutral” branding for the charity, which looks to “empower women” but “not alienate men”.
Consultancy Blue State Digital has designed a new website and identity for the anti-racism charity, which aims to reflect the “serious times” that we live in.
The global bank has rolled out a single design across all of its credit, debit and ATM cards in 30 countries, in order to “unify” its products and make them less “complex”.
Independent publisher Standards Manual has teamed up with the AIGA and consultancy Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv to launch a crowdfunding campaign to republish the graphic design classic.
The 12-year-old news site has a new name, logo and website design that aim to resonate better with its audience and help restore trust in news, which editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen says is “at a historic low”.
SomeOne has given the London tourist attraction a new visual identity, which hopes to highlight the “interactive” elements of the museum and boost visitor numbers.
Design studio UFO has worked on the new branding for the online magazine, which looks to “move away from a Nuts and FHM” mentality and focus on political and social issues such as mental health.
The charity, which funds research into conditions like dementia and motor neurone disease, has been given a new, multicoloured look to counter the “fighting” mentality often used by medical charities.
World Earth Day takes place this weekend, with a view to celebrating and educating people about environmental issues. We ask designers about their favourite examples of designs which have helped the environment.
The consultancy’s Mexico office has worked on a new brand strategy and colourful visual identity which hopes to change negative perceptions about the Central American country and promote its investment, exports and tourism.
Studio Thirst Craft has designed the branding and packaging for American wine brand Moses Lake Cellars. The design aims to imbue luxury, says lead designer Craig Black, but also uses typographic, brush-stroke lettering that is “bold and youthful”. The label is printed on a Spanish “luxury” paper stock, and incorporates a monochrome colour palette, alongside […]
London-based design studio The Beautiful Meme has rebranded performance art group, Clod Ensemble. The new visual identity is inspired by the theories of physical theatre teacher Jacques Lecoq, who proposed that the three main types of drama – tragedy, melodrama and clown – operate in different “planes” or spaces. According to Lecoq, tragedy happens on […]
The Partners and Lambie-Nairn have collaborated to create a new visual identity for cultural TV channel Arte. The rebrand looks to reflect Arte’s mission to be a cultural channel for all of Europe and change perceptions that it is too “highbrow” and “intellectual”, say the consultancies. The logo has been redesigned as a magnet, mirroring […]
Graphic designer Alessandro Rinaudi has launched a crowdfunding campaign to compile a book of Otl Aicher’s designs for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Rinaudi has collected more than 400 designs from the Olympics over the last 15 years which feature in the book, including posters; booklets; backstage passes; posters and uniforms, alongside the original visual […]
Consultancy Carter Wong Design has designed the cover for the English Heritage members’ handbook for 2017/18, which has been inspired by Deal Castle in Kent. English Heritage is a charity that takes care of 400 historic places across the country. Members receive free entry and discount to listed sites, invites to events and a magazine […]
Consultancy Limegreentangerine has designed the branding and packaging for new craft beer brand Hoppy Seabird, owned by Gower Brewery. The range, which includes an APA, IPA, lager and stout, aims to “not take itself seriously”, and hark back to its brewer, says Alex Down, head of brand at Limegreentangerine. The branding features an illustrated emblem of […]
Yarza Twins has designed the place branding for Oia Council’s tourist department, a small town based in Galicia, Spain. The identity emphasises the area’s outdoor activities such as surfing and historical tourist spots such as the monastery. The London-based studio has created an identity which sees the name Oia stacked vertically, as well as a […]
Consultancy DesignLSM has designed the branding for new London-based bar and restaurant Hawkers Bar & Brasserie. Hawkers references the aviation history of the bar’s location in Kingston, and is named after flight pioneer Harry Hawker. Kingston upon Thames is known for its aircraft factory founded in 1912, while Kingston University is now host to specialist […]
Consultancy Good has designed the packaging for a limited edition of Tamdhu Single Malt Whisky, which looks to reference the Victorian origins of the brand. The single malt whisky is 50 years old, and retails at £16,000. The bottle features a crystal decanter, which was created by Good alongside glass specialist Katy Holford. Silver detailing […]
Pentagram partner Natasha Jen has designed new branding and packaging for US ice-cream brand Van Leeuwen Artisan. The new look is made up of an italic logotype and a series of block colours to represent different flavours – “minimal graphics”, says Pentagram, which aim to “stand out in store and look great on social media”. […]
From a book exploring the life and work of Paula Scher through to our poll launched in light of the General Election 2017 – the important design from the last seven days.
The WPP chief executive has emphasised the importance of freedom of movement when it comes to Brexit negotiations.
This month, independent publisher Unit Editions has released Paula Scher: Works – a 522-page book documenting the life and work of the Pentagram partner. We speak to the book’s co-editor Adrian Shaughnessy about what makes Scher “remarkable”, her politically-motivated projects, and her refusal to be typecast as a “female designer”.
Three-day design conference Offf took place in Barcelona this month, with the likes of Moving Brands, Lance Wyman and Anthony Burrill imparting their wisdom. We round up our favourite talks and what we learnt.
The London-based group owns space and sea exploration museums such as the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory, and has rebranded to better reflect all of its member sites.
Jean Jullien helped Majestic Wines brand a range of wine, which only feature illustrations. “What is your favourite example of branding without an obvious logo or wordmark?”
Milan Design Week, Offf Barcelona 2017 and problems for Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge – the important design news from the last seven days.
Consultancy Springetts has carried out the rebrand and packaging redesign for Fab, which makes a clearer reference to the trio of flavours synonymous with the ice lolly and its history.