The Design Week Awards is back with a bunch of new awards alongside old favourites to recognise the growing breadth and integration of the industry. It’s time to get entering.
The latest editorial design news, views, inspiration and opinion.
As part of our series on the future of design in 2017, designer, editor and curator at MagCulture, Jeremy Leslie looks at what will happen in editorial design over the next 12 months.
The news that got you talking this year – we look at the 10 most-read stories across Design Week this year.
This month Design Week is celebrating its 30th birthday, and you can hear designer Jonathan Barnbrook discuss his long and illustrious relationship with typography.
We run an exclusive extract from David Lawrence’s new book, which looks at the design successes and failures of Britain’s rail system over the course of the 20th century.
The Google Noto family of typefaces has been designed to work across all languages and scripts – alive and dead – and different devices.
We speak to the co-founder of Spin and Unit Editions about discovering the designer’s previously unseen archive of design diaries from the 1970s and 1980s.
Freelance illustrator Ben Tallon says that his career was kickstarted by ploughing his own furrow with his self-initiated work and ignoring trends, even when his day job was “drawing faceless people in suits climbing ladders.”
The independent performing arts magazine documents specially commissioned dance works in print.
In addition to the category awards and best of show we also celebrate a young Rising Star, induct two design industry greats into our Hall of Fame and find the best Best of Show ever in the Age of Design category. The results are as follows…
All of the winners from the Design Week Awards, project profiles and reaction from the judges.
Consultancy Venturethree has opted for an “informal” approach with the campaign it has designed for Britain Stronger in Europe, which is hoping to increase young voter engagement with its cause.
Illustrator Jean Jullien has released his first first monograph, which 150 of his commissions and Instagram posts in one place. Modern Life highlights Jullien’s humorous observations of daily life, and includes a foreword by actor Jesse Eisenberg. The book is available from TeNues for €24.95 (£21.64).
Ian ‘Swifty’ Swift has designed a new book tracing the history of his work as a graphic designer. The 374-page book reveals aspects of Swift’s design process, showing the evolution of different typefaces and logos he has created, the layouts and mock-ups for various album artworks and magazine spread designs. It also features interviews with […]
Author and illustrator Steve Bowkett has produced a new book called Archidoodle: An Architect’s Activity Book. Aimed at budding architects and creative thinkers, the book features 75 architectural challenges for the reader to tackle, with briefs including designing an imaginary city and creating a new park for New York. It also includes several examples of […]
MinaLima has designed a series of illustrations for the new edition of The Jungle Book, published by Harper Design. The jungle-themed cover design features illustrations of characters such as Mowgli and Baloo, and the studio has also designed pull-out illustrations which appear inside the book. The Jungle Book retails at £20, and is available from […]
Pentagram partners Domenic Lippa and Jeremy Kunze have designed the latest issue of Circular, the annual journal published by the Typographic Circle. For Issue 19, the designers invited design and cultural editors to choose different subjects of interest, including Adrian Shaughnessy of Unit Editions and Jeremy Leslie of MagCulture. The design of the issue has […]
Studio Up has designed this year’s Royal Mail Yearpack, subtitled The Stamps Behind the Stories. The pack features synonymous window shapes each containing a collage of stamps, as well as some text highlighting the story behind them.
Lotta Nieminen has redesigned Posture, a biannual print magazine which explores subjects including gender, sexuality, race and feminism through art and fashion. The designer was commissioned by media incubator, Wayward Wild. The first edition with the new design, “The Boss Issue”, includes features on transgender modelling agency pioneer Pêche Di, British artist Shantell Martin and […]
Body: A Graphic Guide to Us is the visual guide to the human body, featuring information collated by author, Steve Parker, and illustrations by Andrew Baker. The book breaks the human body into thematic sections, including physical, chemical, genetic, sensitive, coordinated, thinking, growing and medical. Body: A Graphic Guide to Us is published by Aurum […]
The William Morris Gallery in London has announced an exhibition of Coralie Bickford-Smith’s book, The Fox and the Star. The exhibition will look at how the book was conceived and produced, with original illustrations, proofs and exhibits going on display for the first time. It will also explore the relationship between the book and William […]
Children’s book publisher HeyWow – which creates personalised picture books for children featuring their name and photo – has released its first book, In The City. The book is designed to be a seek & find adventure, featuring 12 busy city scenes where the child has to search for themselves within them. In the City […]
The consultancy has announced the launch of a children’s digital platform and is looking for developers to realise their vision.
Legendary designer Seymour Chwast has taken to Kickstarter to launch his new book – a collection of illustrations of wars through the ages.
In this Q&A, he explains his attraction to the subject and talks about finding “an element of artfulness” in war.
We look at how developments in technology and social media are affecting the way designers use photography.
We speak to art director Mark Neil about how London’s free lifestyle magazine Time Out was redesigned with a “visual personality” to match its new editorial strategy.
The newspaper features a cyan masthead and will be printed on “high-quality” paper. It is understood to have been designed in-house.
As part of our series on the future of design in 2016 MagCulture founder Jeremy Leslie looks at what will happen in editorial design over the next 12 months.
The magazine will relaunch in March 2016 with a new look to match its new editorial strategy – more long-form articles and closer ties with its online channels.
Theatre newspaper The Stage redesigns 135-year-old newspaper to make it more in keeping with new editorial strategy and website which launched earlier this year.