We speak to Daniel Herrmann, curator at the new Eduardo Paolozzi exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, about what visitors can expect to see at the show.
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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.
A bid to increase the creative potential of London, Essex and Kent and a new brand for The Alan Turing Institute – the important design news of the last seven days.
Last week, Pentagram’s Angus Hyland revealed his interpretation of Battleships and Rock, Paper, Scissors for Laurence King. We ask designers which classic games they would like to see reimagined.
Sadiq Khan has drawn up a proposal detailing that “a global centre of excellence for the creative industries” should be developed along the Thames Estuary.
Opening a Technology Centre in Singapore will give Dyson the capability to create a “24-hour research and development cycle”.
From a new Netflix series on design to a drop in students taking design at university – the important design news from the last seven days.
Last week, Morag Myerscough transformed the interiors of Sheffield Children Hospital’s new wing with colourful designs to alleviate patients’ anxiety. Now, we ask designers about the work that most helps their state of mind.
Owner of the company James Dyson has said the company is “reinventing” itself “all of the time in each of [its] product areas”.
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 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.
The designer was commissioned by Artfelt to create colourful, “uplifting” designs for the hospital, with the aim of improving the environment for patients and staff.
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 […]
Supple Studio has created the name and identity for Twine, a website and app that helps local businesses measure their economic, social and community impact. Supple director Jamie Ellul, says: “This is the first platform to offer a joined up approach to capturing not just financial data, but also social impact; this key difference led us to […]
Ladybird has launched three Expert titles exploring complex topics, following on from its Ladybird for Grown Ups series. The Expert titles include Climate Change, co-written by Prince Charles, Emily Shuckburgh and Tony Juniper; Evolution, by Steve Jones; and Quantum Mechanics, by Jim Al-Khalili. The books have been illustrated by Ruth Palmer, Rowan Clifford, and Jeff […]
London-based production company, Pebble Studios, has turned childrens’ illlustrations into a virtual reality film. A group of seven and eight-year-olds from Grange Primary School in west London were invited to design characters and invent various lands and stories based on their imaginations. By bringing their colourful sketches to life, the project aims to allow the […]
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 […]
Building V&A Dundee from V&A Dundee on Vimeo. The team behind the yet-to-open Victoria and Albert (V&A) Dundee has released a film detailing its architecture and the cultural place it will hold in the city. The film includes interviews with people involved in the project such as architect Kengo Kuma and Dundee City Council executive […]
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.
We catch up with Kia’s president of design Peter Schreyer to talk about the car manufacturer’s journey from reliable to sporty and find out about the “many challenges”, which will prevent driverless cars from appearing over night.
Designer Nelly Ben Hayoun has set up The University of the Underground, which hopes to encourage young designers to pursue “global change”.
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.
London Transport Museum’s exhibition Poster Parade: Re-imagining historical posters explores the pervasive influence of London’s transport design.
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.