As part of our series of design in 2021, Natasha Jen, partner at Pentagram, looks at what will happen in graphic design in the next 12 months.
Design Week’s Best of 2020
As the end of the year approaches, we’ve rounded up our biggest stories across graphics, exhibition design, business advice and more.
We’ve rounded up the biggest graphic design stories of 2020, from its role during the pandemic and Black Lives Matter to this year’s abundance of car brand updates.
Our best business advice from the year includes insight into LEGO and Duolingo’s in-house teams, dealing with criticism and tips for designers on working and living throughout the pandemic.
The design world was intensely political in 2020 – from Black Lives Matter, to furlough, Brexit and a mammoth US election, here are the biggest political stories of the year.
This year, we saw how design intersected with some of 2020’s biggest stories – including Covid and Black Lives Matter – and helped people adapt and survive.
Custom typefaces and flat logos, furlough and anything to help keep kids entertained – these were the news stories you read the most this year.
Think you know what happened in design this year? Test yourself with our quiz.
In a year where many cultural institutions were closed, exhibition designers had to adapt and often bring the museum experience into our own homes.
This year saw designers make up the difference in medical supply shortages, colour match with real life, and help people party in their own homes.