As Netflix launches its new docu-series Abstract: The Art of Design we ask designers about their favourite design documentaries, films and books.
The latest editorial design news, views, inspiration and opinion.
This month, you can hear a talk by SEA founder Bryan Edmondson and binge watch a new Netflix docu-series featuring graphic designer Paula Scher.
We’re putting together some in-depth research on the state of play of the design industry, to see what it looks like, how much designers get paid (and how happy they are about it), as well as what perks designers are being offered.
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.
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.
Fashion Revolution has published the first issue of its eponymous fanzine, called #001 Money Fashion Power. The issue looks to explore “the hidden stories behind our clothing”, highlighting factors such as how consumers can use their purchasing power to make a positive difference for garment workers. The Fashion Revolution team has collaborated with a series […]
German illustrator Dieter Braun has designed a book featuring illustrations of wild animals from the southern hemisphere. Wild Animals of the South includes colourful illustrations of elephants in Africa, kangaroos in Australia and blue whales in the ocean, with accompanying descriptions. It is a follow up to Wild Animals of the North, and will be […]
Illustrator and designer Rian Hughes has produced a new book compiling the hand-drawn lettering which characterised the book covers, magazines, posters and advertising of the inter-war years. Custom Lettering of the 20s and 30s features over 6,500 images, with a foreword by US author and cartoonist Zavier Leslie Cabarga. The book will be published by […]
Designer and illustrator Lisa Lloyd has created this paper cut blue tit, which features on the front cover of the current issue of Waitrose Weekend magazine. The commission has also been made into a small set of prints and readers stand to win one of five if they enter a competition.
Jonathan Glancey is set to release a book called What’s So Great About the Eiffel Tower? The book looks at the famous so-called masterpieces of architecture – such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona – with a fresh set of eyes. Glancey also showcases some forgotten and underrated architectural […]
Illustrator Amit Shimoni has designed a set of postcards which reimagine famous world leaders as modern-day hipsters, accompanied by biographies written by Stephen Ellcock. Featured politicians include Barack ‘Barrie OB’ Obama, ‘Hilly’ Clinton and – of course – a hipster, quiffed version of Donald Trump. The bound set of 20 postcards will published by Laurence […]
Wolff Olins has designed the corporate code of conduct for employees of Swedish telecommunications company, Telia. While codes of conduct are “typically dry manuals rarely read or engaged with by anyone”, the consultancy says it looked to make the design and tone of “Don’t do this at work” much more fun and engaging for employees. […]
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 […]
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.
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.