Dick Bruna, the illustrator and writer behind children’s character Miffy, has died at age 89.
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Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and Nick Mason have been brought together with the designers who helped define the visual language of the band ahead of a V&A show, which is set to be on the same scale as the museum’s David Bowie exhibition.
The magazine’s art director David Lane has given it a new print design, which aims to represent how contemporary art is “reactive” and “makes a statement”.
The dating site’s in-house design team has done away with Tinder-style features and commissioned designer Jay Daniel Wright to create a series of colourful illustrations.
The design consultancy has created a “minimal, flexible” visual identity for .art – a new web address which has been created to establish an online creative community.
A refreshed logo, an expanded colour palette and a new tone of voice have all been introduced to packaging.
The colourful new look is based on soundwave visuals and builds on O Street’s existing designs for the music platform, including a bespoke typeface introduced last year.
Consultancy Red&White has designed the visual identity for the new institution, which will focus on research in the mathematics and data science fields.
The five chosen consultancies, including Mother Design London and Studio Output, will be working with the BBC for two years on various projects encompassing branding and creative direction.
SomeOne has created the TLC (The Lovely Clinic) brand for Dr Sarah Tonks using an identity system based around paint.
The new branding is made up of a combination of colourful floating shapes and is designed to communicate the complex nature of the charity’s work.
Templo has rebranded private members’ club The Union with an emblem which aims to act as a “secret code” for the company.
Graffiti artist and illustrator Matt Sewell has launched a range of colourful bird themed stamps. The stamps feature watercolour illustrations of a variety of birds including the Blue Tit, Puffin, Cormorant and the specially commissioned Manx Shearwater, which is indigenous to the Isle of Man. Descriptions of the birds are written on each of the […]
Branding and communication consultancy, Music has revealed its designs for the Autumn Winter 2017 London Fashion Week (LFW) campaign which has been initiated by the British Fashion Council. The approach focuses on interesting paper stocks, print finishes and sharp black and white imagery. It aims to be simple, timeless and similar to their aesthetic at […]
Consultancy Build has worked with Generation Press to create a series of publications looking at the in-house processes of the Brighton-based printing company. The publications, which will be released throughout the year, aim to help bring Generation Press’ print processes to life for potential and existing customers, according to Paul Hewitt, managing director at Generation Press. […]
Office supplies company Viking Direct has commissioned illustrator Paul Blow to create visual interpretations of idioms used in different languages. The British company hopes to showcase its breadth of international employees through the fun project, with 11 illustrations of idioms originating from different countries, along with their meanings in English. Obscure examples include “To slide […]
All Works has designed a campaign for a new film compilation of the Nicholas Brothers, a 1930s black American tap-dancing duo who helped to encourage racial integration in the entertainment industry. The film compilation is part of the British Film Institute’s (BFI) Black Star season. The campaign aims to capture the “movement, energy and dynamic […]
Brand design consultancies JWDK and GW+Co have rebranded planning and development consultancy Lichfields, with a series of colourful, geometric shapes representing buildings. The abstract, Tetris-style shapes are based on a bird’s eye view of different urban landscapes, says JWDK, and are used to hold images and photography, create letters, and one is used to contain […]
Consultancy All Works has designed a new visual identity for north London art gallery Light Eye Mind, which plays with the ability of the human eye to read inverted letters. The new branding features a simple, sans-serif, all-capitals, black typeface used for the gallery name and accompanying copy. Certain letters are inverted, either by being […]
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 […]
AKQA has worked on the positioning and art direction for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ (BAFTA) Be Part of the Story campaign, to coincide with its 70th anniversary. The campaign looks to reinforce BAFTA’s mission: “to help talent enter and flourish in the moving art industries”, and includes bespoke illustrations, award programs […]
Together Design has released a series of Valentine’s Day cards featuring simple black and white illustrations and puns. The illustrations have been created by the consultancy and are part of its Making Faces collection, featuring homeware products such as mugs and prints with illustrated faces on them. The cards are available to buy from Together […]
Brand consultant Emily Penny asks ‘what’s in a name?’ as she looks at how following a fallow period of being overlooked by symbols, brand names are now experiencing a renaissance.
We speak to co-creator and executive producer Dave O’Connor about Netflix’s new series Abstract: The Art of Design, which features designers ranging from Pentagram’s Paula Scher to architect Bjarke Ingels.
The graphic designer has worked with the fashion brand’s in-house creative team to tweak the logo and “return it to the spirit of the original” one.
The latest figures from UCAS show 17,000 fewer students have chosen to take creative subjects this year compared to 2016. Designers and academics tell us why this has happened.
In his column this month Ben Tallon looks at criticism and thinks about when to listen to it and when to block it out.
New branding for Wales, Carling and Maplin and a free design university seeking “activists” – the important design news from the last seven days.
Cardiff-based consultancy Smörgåsbord has referenced the Welsh flag by re-drawing the national dragon symbol and it will be used across tourism and business sectors.
Today I am proud to celebrate the 4th anniversary of Four Corners with my 44th column. This month I’m taking you to the idyllic paradise of Trinidad to introduce you to a seasoned creative, whose work is every bit as characterful as the island’s world-renowned Carnival. Representing the irrepressible Richard Mark Rawlins.