Last week, we wrote about a new book on the design processes of Lance Wyman, which is soon to be published by Unit Editions. Now, we ask designers – whose rough sketches would you love to delve into?
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Consultancy Jaywing has created the place branding for Hull 2017, the initiative marking the northern city’s status as UK City of Culture. The logo is an “H” shape constructed out of a series of geometric lines, used against a colourful palette of purple, green, yellow, blue and pink. Gavin Shore, creative director at Jaywing, says […]
John Spencer looks at the rich history of words and design, how they have lost their way and what designers can do to make sure the two are complementary.
The new college’s three-month intensive graphic design course hopes to get students “ready to walk straight into a junior position”.
Y&R Portugal has designed the Euro 2020 identity, which features bridges and is meant to symbolise the coming together of 13 host cities.
Software company Mozilla is working with design consultancy Johnson Banks – and gathering opinions from the general public – to create its new brand identity.
The Victoria and Albert museum is host to exhibitions, talks, installations and design-led products for this year’s LDF – we sum up the things to catch.
The studio has created a new visual identity for UKCloud, which provides cloud services for public bodies like the NHS.
Everything from heat sensitive inks and microtext to negative space have been used to help people solve the mysteries of classic Christie novels.
London Design Festival hits the capital this weekend, and alongside its series of fairs and exhibitions, sits a programme of talks, seminars, masterclasses and panel discussions. From exploring the intertwined world of graphic design and music to a look at dyslexia and creative thinking, we’ve rounded up the talks you have to see.
TfL and Network Rail met this week to address designers and engineers about the development of Crossrail 2 so that interested parties can be brought up to speed before any future tendering processes.
Artist Camille Walala has created a colourful pedestrian crossing on Southwark Street in Bankside, London. Walala was commissioned to create Colourful Crossing by Better Bankside and Transport for London, and teamed up with road markings company Pre-formed Markings to create the piece. The project is part of initiative Avenue of Art, which looks to transform […]
Illustrator Noma Bar has released a new selection of prints, which are available to buy through Outline Editions. Bar uses “bold colours, shapes and pared down iconography”, says Outline Editions, and “imbues simple graphic forms with political and social commentary”. The prints range from £180 to £750 in price. You can view them here. Photos […]
Design studio Up^ has created motion graphics for a new documentary film, A Good American. The film is about previous U.S. codebreaker Bill Binney, and the studio was tasked with “visually and emotively representing” the intelligence tool he created called ThinThread, says Up^. Up^ created CGIs, motion graphics and data visualisation for the film, as […]
Design studio and teaching platform Goldfinger Factory has produced a new Tom Dixon range of products, Trellick. The range includes a tray, a stool, small and large plant pots, a bench and a table, alongside t-shirts and prints. The range is part of a crowdfunding campaign from Goldfinger Factory to raise £20,000, in order to […]
Brand design consultancy Lewis Moberly has created the visual identity for charity Breadwinners. Breadwinners is a charity that aims to help young, unemployed people in London learn how to run a business. The charity works by enabling young people to run their own daily bread delivery service, providing them with a delivery bike and trailer, […]
To celebrate its 25th birthday, the art and design book publisher Laurence King Publishing has launched a campaign created by illustrator Marion Deuchars. It includes hand-drawn lettering in the illustrator’s style, and was art directed by Laurence King Publishing creative director Angus Hyland. The campaign will be used for advertising, in bookshop windows and digitally.
Finnish design brand Vallila has teamed up with Transport for London to create prints and a product selection depicting scenes from the capital city. Illustrations include double-decker buses, interpretations of Baker Street tube station, and a graphic design inspired by the London tube map. The collection is part of TfL’s Transported by Design programme, and […]
Illustrator Kristjana S Williams has released a new series of prints, inspired by nature. Williams creates collages out of engravings, maps and encyclopaedias to make “fantastical landscapes”, says Outline Editions, which is selling the prints. The prints are available to buy for £315 each from Outline Editions.
Base Design has created the branding for Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The studio says they wanted to create a terminal “with human experience in mind”. It developed a custom typeface for the project, and based it on the concept of “4 all” – that the airport experience is […]
Kontrapunkt has created the new identity for the Danish Design Award, which it says reflects the high quality of the entrants through its look and feel. The consultancy says that the design also supports the overall message that “design makes a difference”. The final design is a typographic route called “Danish”, inspired by the early […]
We take a look at the design of the new waterproof £5 note, which has been introduced so that it can last longer and help to prevent counterfeiting.
The inaugural London Design Biennale takes place at Somerset House this month – we round up the must-see exhibits.
The series of designs are based around the central theme of Strong Messages.
A newly formed arts recruitment company has been given an abstract D, which is formed of two parts and emphasises “The Art of the Perfect Fit”.
Pearlfisher has created a “stylish and discreet” design for Fémme, a new Chinese tampon brand which hopes to educate women about sanitary products and periods.
The soap has taken on a new logo and revamped its title sequences.
The takeaway service has been rebranded by DesignStudio, which has been working with the company for a year and has created an angular new kangaroo, designed to be internationally recognisable.
Designed by The Chase and illustrated by John Higgins, the set of six stamps depicts the key events surrounding the fire.