We reveal all of the winners from last night’s Design Week Awards across every category, plus Best in Show, Hall of Fame and Rising Star.
The latest editorial design news, views, inspiration and opinion.
London-based studio Ard has worked on the redesign, which looks to differentiate the publication from the overall Tate brand and compete with other independent and mainstream art magazines.
We look at the black and yellow pencil winners from the design categories at this year’s Design and Art Direction awards.
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”.
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.
Italian art and culture magazine Parterre de Rois has launched its fifth issue, Black. The magazine’s co-founders Molly Molloy and Gianni Tozzi describe the magazine as an “imaginary dinner party”, with one word as the main topic of focus in each issue. The Black issue is, unsurprisingly, devoted to darkness, and features a set of […]
The University of Reading is hosting an exhibition showcasing the provocative former design magazine Émigré. Émigré was founded in California in 1984 by Rudy VanderLans and Zuzana Licko, and looked at the relationship between critical writing, self-publishing and experimental typography. It had an initial print run of roughly 5,000 copies, and was supported by design […]
Designer Alan Long has authored and designed a new book called An A-Z Guide to Being a Freelance Designer. The book offers practical advice for people who are new to freelancing in the graphic design industry. It deals with subjects ranging from work that will enhance a designer’s portfolio to navigating invoicing. The book is […]
Don’t Talk Just Kiss – Pop Music Wisdom (by Marcus Kraft) from Studio Marcus Kraft on Vimeo. Swiss art director and designer Marcus Kraft has designed and edited a new book called Don’t Talk Just Kiss. The book is based on Kraft’s collection of “songs of wisdom”, which he has curated and calligraphed over the […]
Penguin Random House UK has revealed the shortlist for its 2017 Student Design Award, which sees students from all over the country recreate classic book covers. A total of 30 book cover designs have been selected from over 2,100 submissions, with 10 shortlisted entrants for each category. The categories include adult fiction, adult non-fiction and […]
Type foundry Fontsmith has launched a new print magazine called TypeNotes that is dedicated to typography and graphic design. Designed by The Counter Press, the overall look of the magazine is inspired by a traditional ruled notebook. It features various Fontsmith typefaces including FS Sally, FS Maja, FS Siena, FS Lucas, FS Elliot and FS […]
Cereal has published a new book which features photography, prose and poetry relating to the British Isles. Covering England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, These Islands: A Portrait of the British Isles uses a minimal, white, grey, navy and dark green print design coupled with tracing paper pages and a white, serif typeface, making photography and […]
Book publisher Puffin has worked with Pantone to give its children’s classic novel collection a modern makeover. The book covers have been redesigned taking on the style of Pantone’s colour cards, taking on block colours that resonate with the book in some way. The title and author of the book is then bordered off at […]
A new biannual magazine called Civilian has been launched by a number of London and New York-based writers, editors, artists and designers which focuses on “travel, intelligence and irreverence”. The 72-page “issue zero” has been edited by Civilian founder Mark C. O’Flaherty, and includes features ranging from new forms of architectural design in the Maldives […]
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 […]
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.
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.