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.
The latest editorial design news, views, inspiration and opinion.
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.
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.
True North has designed a collection of essays exploring the relevance of Shakespeare in society today, by looking at the context and connection that Shakespeare has around the Globe. The British Council commission includes Nobel-prize winning writers, politicians and others looking at how Shakespeare has a connection with their society. True North has designed a printed […]
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has produced a colouring book featuring famous patterns from its collection by William Morris and Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. The patterns included in the book are organised into four sections: nature, colour, pattern and craft. Published in collaboration with Thames & Hudson, the colouring book will be available […]
Nobrow has published a graphic novel that centres around explorer John James Audubon’s ornithological quest across America during the 19th century. Written by Fabien Grolleau and illustrated by Jérémie Royer, the book is based on Audubon’s own retellings of his travels. Audubon is available from nobrow.net for £15.99.
Cofounder and creative partner at Here, Caz Hildebrand has created an illustrated compendium of 100 herbs. Herbarium is designed to enrich our understanding of the “uses, cultural associations and pleasures of herbs”, according to Here. Herbarium is published by Thames & Hudson and is available to buy now.
Jim Stoddart has curated the first anthology of Instagram, showcasing creative and inspiring images taken by some of the social media app’s 500 million users. The Penguin art director has selected hundreds of photos, ranging from models backstage at a fashion show in Shanghai to an alleyway in central Kabul, Afghanistan. Life on Instagram is […]
DR.ME founders Ryan Doyle and Mark Edwards have produced a book that looks at the use of collage by contemporary graphic designers. The book focuses particularly on approaches to collage in the era of the World Wide Web and social media. It features 50 designers and studios from 14 different countries, including Stefan Sagmeister, Mat […]
Christopher Bateman has authored the first retrospective of Wilfred Limonious, otherwise known as the “visual architect” of dancehall, the genre of music born in 1980s Jamaica. Limonious, who was a newspaper cartoonist at the time, became known for designing many dancehall artists’ album jackets and record-label logos. The book features many of these works, along […]
Elle magazine has been given a fresh look by creative director, Suzanne Sykes. The redesign includes a new 300gsm cover and a 16-page Elle Collective section, printed on matt 100gsm paper stock, and created to be suitable for brand partnerships. The September issue is available in five different cover options for Elle readers to choose […]
IYA Design has carried out the design for The Rig Out’s new print magazine, which focuses its content on King’s Cross in London. Kiosk: Neighbourhood Essays’ first issue features Phoebe Collings-James on the cover, shot by Will Robson-Scott. The magazine sets out to “embrace the new creative forces that are shaping London while also acknowledging […]
Illustrator Jon Burgerman has released a colouring book focusing on “less mindfulness, more mindlessness”. Published by Laurence King, the book explores the strange monster and mind-boggling creature filled land of Burgerworld. Readers are encouraged to break out all of their colours and go “full psychedoodlic” (psychedelic and doodle) while using the book, as well as […]
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.
Purpose has designed the Royal Mail Yearbook while Supple Studio has created the Year Pack. Both feature all of this year’s special stamp issues.
Moleskine’s tribute to the Dutch-born designer – famous for the New York Transit Authority’s Graphics Standards – was designed by Noorda himself prior to his death in 2010.
As it updates two of Eric Gill’s best-known typefaces, Monotype is delving into the type designer’s archive. We take a look at some of his key sketches, workings and correspondence.
In an extract from Laurence King’s new typography tome, Rick Poynor looks at impact of typography and how a no-design audience responds to it.
Fraser Muggeridge is curating an exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion looking at magazines created by non-professional designers – an alternative history of graphic design.
Ten artists have been paired with ten titles to create new covers for the latest Essentials books, which celebrate what Penguin considers to be the most important books from the last 100 years.