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”.
The latest editorial design news, views, inspiration and opinion.
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”.
The website has been designed by Stink Studios alongside Pitchfork’s creative team, and aims to drop the “manly” aesthetic associated with craft beer and make the topic more “accessible” to women and younger people.
Last week, we wrote about a new book which spotlights 500 notable graphic designs dating back to the 15th century and makes connections between projects that have influenced others. Now we ask designers which figures have had the greatest influence on their own work?
Find out who we’ve selected to be part of our panel of expert judges and remember you have until 29 March to enter the Design Week Awards.
As Phaidon releases a new book looking at famous graphic designs from all over the world dating from the 15th century up to the present day, we speak to the publishing house’s editorial director Emilia Terragni about the process of narrowing down millions of designs to just 500, and why Graphic isn’t strictly a history book.
The refresh for print and online has been carried out by the media company’s in-house design team alongside design consultant Mark Leeds.
You now have a couple more weeks to enter the Design Week Awards, which is back with a bunch of new awards alongside our most popular categories. It’s time to get entering.
The show takes place at University of Reading’s Museum of Rural English Life, and will include 175 Ladybird covers.
As Netflix launches its new docu-series Abstract: The Art of Design we ask designers about their favourite design documentaries, films and books.
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.
Last week, graphic designer Sarah Hyndman released her new activity book How to Draw Type and Influence People through Laurence King. It asks its readers to test their imaginations and their pen skills by thinking about the different personalities typefaces might have, along with how they might sound, taste, feel and smell. We spoke to […]
Alexander Boxill has designed a book and accompanying exhibition titled Social Housing: Definitions and Design Exemplars. Both the exhibition and book look at 24 case studies from six European countries that take a novel approach to social housing practices, including UK-based architectural group Assemble. A yellow, white and black colour palette and bold typography are […]
The Studio of Williamson Curran (TSWOC) has designed a new book which documents the permanent installation at Tottenham Court Road Underground Station by French artist Daniel Buren. The London-based graphic design studio was commissioned by publisher Art/Books and Transport for London (TfL) initiative Art on the Underground to create the book. It has been edited […]
Architecture and design writer Rebecca Roke has released a new book which looks at mobile, portable and movable architectural structures, called Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move. Designed by StudioKanna, the book features photos of more than 250 mobile architectural structures, ranging from tents and caravans to designs that look to tackle social issues such as […]
Barcelona-based Querida Studio has designed the eighth issue of Perdiz magazine, with cover design by Spanish artist Carlota Guerrero. The magazine describes itself as being a title about “people and the things that make them happy”, with features on individuals including a university professor who trains his own flea circus and a roundabout fanatic from […]
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 […]
Japanese consultancy Nendo has designed a series of objects which aim to blur the lines of what can and cannot be perceived as physical objects. The collection looks at how outlines and borders enable people to subconsciously recognise objects, even if these outlines are not filled in. 16 collections were created, including “border table”, which presents […]
Artist Charming Baker has guest edited the new art-themed special edition of The Big Issue magazine. Based on the theme of “tipping point”, the issue will explore “key decisive moments that lives can hinge on”, says Baker. A range of artists and designers have been asked to pick one piece of their work that represents […]
London-based brand consultancy NotOnSunday has released the second issue of its Football Editions magazine. Following on from issue one, which focused on football icons, the second issue is inspired by the African Cup of Nations football competition held earlier this year. African Stars celebrates some of the continent’s most famous players, creating a colourful pattern […]
Studio Anorak has released the second issue of its illustrated children’s magazine, Hello Hull. The project has been commissioned as part of Hull’s No Limits learning programme to coincide with it being the UK’s City of Culture 2017. Printed on matte paper, the magazine is designed to be part-activity book, part-logbook and a place for […]
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.”