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Craig Oldham is behind the designs for a new publishing venture from record label and indie record shop group Rough Trade, creating pamphlet-like designs that deliberately fly in the face
Research has found that mental health issues are prevalent for those working creative jobs, because of lack of career stability, low self-confidence, poor pay and more. Aifric Lennon, a researcher
Print! Tearing It Up at Somerset House delves into 300 magazines from the 1900s to the present day. Co-curator Paul Gorman speaks to us about protest and activism in non-mainstream
Recently, Susanne Malim, founder at branded clothing supplier Jermyn Street Design, stumbled across uniform designs that her team had created 30 years ago for the likes of Pepsi and Honda.
Dulwich Picture Gallery curator James Russell introduces some definitive pieces by Edward Bawden who is the subject of a summer exhibition of his work as a printmaker, illustrator, watercolourist and
A three-month celebration of Northern culture, art and design is set to hit Newcastle and Gateshead this month – we round-up the events that you will want to get down
The What Clients Think 2018 report delves into clients’ thoughts when choosing which design studios to hire, and has shown that they value commercial success over endless show-reels of creative
This month you can see the work of 3,000 budding creatives at New Designers, visit the first ever Birmingham Design Festival and read about some of the most influential women
A new book written by ex-Design Museum curator Libby Sellers profiles 25 past and present influential designers, from Ray Eames to Es Devlin, and aims to provide some much-needed insight
The Frontiers of Design has been produced by New York-based studio Doberman, and features short interviews with 20 influential designers, sharing their views on topics such as diversity, ethics, the
The Northern institution, which was previously a college and was granted university status last year, has topped the Guardian’s league tables for 2019.
FixCamp is a three-week programme in Brixton, South London, that will teach young people about everything from 3D-printing to how to work in a team, and hopes to involve locals
The Association of Illustrators recently launched its #priceitright campaign, to encourage creatives to demand the right fees – the organisation shares its advice for freelancers.
A show at the Lettering Arts Centre in Suffolk will delve into the art of alphabets, tracing the history of communication design from ancient symbols to the sophisticated systems we
This year’s week-long celebration of design will see installations by Kellenberger-White, Studio Frith and Waugh Thistleton Architects, plus a refined, “playful” visual identity by Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa.
The British Dyslexia Association has put out guidelines that aim to encourage designers, businesses and teachers to consider those who struggle with reading and writing when making typeface, colour, spacing
Print your own tote bag, delve into film graphics and learn about the future of plastics at this year’s East London design festival, taking place 22-24 May.
Young designers should be taught to think critically rather than waste time learning how to time-manage and compile spreadsheets, says Miranda Bolter, design director at Superunion.
Publisher GraphicDesign& has published Hope to Nope, a new book examining the complicated relationship between graphics and politics. We speak to the co-editor about protest, power and design’s ability to
Glamour was founded in 1939 as a high-end, glossy magazine focused on the lives of celebrities. Still in print today and having just rolled out a new look, we speak
Research from studio Michon suggests that design students lack practical skills, and makes suggestions on how businesses can better equip them for working life.
A new exhibition at the Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft celebrates the life and work of American nun-turned-artist Corita Kent, who challenged the Catholic church with bold graphics and
The annual exhibition sees anonymous designers, artists and illustrators create record sleeve artworks that are then sold for £50 each for a chosen charity, which will be Mind this year.
Graphic designer Tom Hingston has partnered with Paul Smith on a new retrospective show of record sleeve art, along with a new clothing collaboration.
Territory Studio is behind the graphics for the 2017 sequel to cult classic film Blade Runner, originally released in 1982. At this year’s D&AD Festival, executive creative director David Sheldon-Hicks
This month, you can look forward to four weeks’ worth of events and activities as part of Dundee Design Month, head to OFFF conference in Barcelona and delve into the
In light of World Intellectual Property Day (WIPD) 2018, we ask designers and IP professionals their advice for graduates on how to protect their work from copyright
A new book from Phaidon takes a journey through time to explore the humble chair, from pieces by Ray and Charles Eames and the Bouroullec brothers to 16th century relics.
Standards Manual’s latest crowdfunder charts the emoji’s meteoric rise from a series of simple picture characters created in Japan in the 1990s to a global phenomenon. The publisher’s founders Jesse
We’ve picked out the design winners from the 721 pencils handed out at the D&AD Awards, where the most awarded designers this year were consultancy Jones Knowles Ritchie and the
Speaking at this year’s D&AD Festival in London, the graphic designer talks about the weird and wonderful world of Wes, brutal 8am starts and why her job felt like “playing
Wayne Hemingway considers what it means to help build communities and boost local economies as a designer, as well as looking beyond the bottom line.
Creative director Jenny Theolin and studio Rehab have launched a new platform that will name design businesses which treat their junior employees well through “positive” reviews, rather than a “black-list”
The 30 shortlisted designs for this year’s Loewe Craft Prize will go on display at the museum this May, and the overall winner will be awarded €50,000.
The shortlist of 200 illustrators has been whittled down from over 3,000 entries, and will go on display at Somerset House in June.
A new research project by Thomas.Matthews and students from the RCA is aiming to “continue the conversation” about sustainability in the publishing industry.
The latest research from the Design Council and Social Change UK highlights the health and economic benefits of making neighbourhoods more walkable and designing houses that don’t leave people feeling
From a fully functional American diner through to Google’s unnerving house showing how technology has taken over our lives, we round up our favourites from this year’s Italian design festival.
Research conducted into the diversity of the creative industries shows the sector on the whole to be hard to access for ethnic minorities, women and those from low-income backgrounds.
Returning to East London’s Old Truman Brewery, this year’s D&AD Festival boasts a line-up of speakers that includes graphic designer Craig Oldham and Pentagram’s Naresh Ramchandani. Here, we pick out
The annual Lexus Design Award, part of Milan Design Week, sees four finalists create concepts that aim to tackle world issues such as pollution, waste and recycling. We look at
Last week, we wrote about a new book by US graphic designer Bonnie Siegler called Dear Client, This Book Will Teach You How to Get What you Want From
Hagit Kaufman, vice president of design and branding at Wix, looks at what will happen in web design this year and beyond.
From an exhibition of Vitra products and prototypes on display in an old sports hall, to the latest urban living-inspired installation from Mini Living, we round up the best bits
As Phaidon releases a new book featuring over 300 Soviet products and other designs dating from the 1950s, we speak to Moscow Design Museum founder and director Alexandra Sankova about
Following the online forum being given a new look by its in-house design team, we speak to Diego Perez about what they were trying to achieve with the redesign, and
As the designer releases his new book featuring honest advice for students and graduates trying to break into the industry, he explains why portfolios aren’t the be all and end
The museum’s Capital Design event this month will see its Acton, West London depot open to the public for a series of transport design-inspired talks, tours and displays.
Research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that women in graphic design get paid 6% less than men, while female product and clothing designers get paid 18% less.
A new book from US-based graphic designer Bonnie Siegler looks to demystify the design process for clients and teach them how to communicate and work with creative people effectively.
Speaking at Offset Dublin, the design director of the New York Times Magazine talked about the merits of putting time and effort into print, why superimposing images in Photoshop is
Pentagram partner Natasha Jen recently lambasted the term “design thinking” as “bullshit”, “jargon” and “extremely dangerous”. Designers share their thoughts on the concept and discuss whether teaching design skills
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced its plans to invest in the UK’s creative industries with a new wave of funding but has focused on
The Design Museum’s new show delves into the last 10 years of turbulent political events, and reveals how design has played a role in persuading, uniting and angering the public.
This month, you can look forward to D&AD Festival, visit Milan Design Week and delve into a new book on the visual history of the Soviet Union.
Speaking at this year’s Offset Dublin, Moving Brands’ creative director Sean Murphy talks on how he got to where he is today, why he hates the internet’s pedantic scrutiny of
A new exhibition at the Lettering Arts Centre in Suffolk explores the design processes, personal collections and work of typography and graphics legend Wolpe, who designed the Albertus typeface and
Nearly 200 students and 50 staff within the university’s Schools of Art and Humanities have expressed concerns that cutting academic modules could affect students’ career prospects and put tutors out
The celebrated American graphic designer Milton Glaser has compiled a book of over 400 of his posters from the last six decades. We speak to him about the new publication,
The Double or Nothing initiative will see best practice guidelines that design businesses worldwide can stick to, with the aim of breaking down career progression barriers for women.
Questions from the audience during a pitch or presentation are almost guaranteed to raise anxiety levels among designers. John Scarrott, trainer and coach for design businesses, outlines a five-step process
NME has decided to stop printing after 66 years – a period which gave rise to many different looks as it tried to both react to and set the music
Speaking at this year’s Design Indaba, Pentagram partner Natasha Jen makes her feelings on business buzzwords, simplistic flow diagrams and sticky note brainstorm sessions very clear, insisting that the concept
On International Women’s Day, we take a look at the work of 10 up-and-coming designers across graphics and illustration, exhibitions, products, digital design and more.
On International Women’s Day, we ask designers and industry figureheads what the biggest issues are for women in design and how we can begin to solve them.
Tom Dixon, founder at his self-named furniture design studio, has made a brand for himself selling everything from lighting to chairs and stationery. Speaking with Design Week at Design Indaba,
The QS World University Rankings compares 950 universities worldwide across different subjects, and has named the RCA as the most prestigious place to take art and design in 2018.
There’s still time to look back at your best work from the last year and enter the Design Week Awards, as we’re now giving you until 4th April. Here’s how
What’s in a brand? Paul Bailey, strategy director at We Launch, argues that a company’s character is made up of so much more than its logo, from its sound to
This month, you can visit design festival Offset in Dublin, and explore the work of the late German typographer Berthold Wolpe at a new exhibition in Suffolk.
Find out from one of last year’s winners Method what winning a Design Week Award can do for your business.
The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) has recently opened in Cape Town, South Africa. Speaking at this year’s Design Indaba, Thomas Heatherwick runs through how his studio designed
As a new book is released profiling over 30 creatives and studios making the most exciting album art today, we ask author John Foster to pick out his favourite established
We speak to the book’s author Theo Deutinger about how architecture and design can be used as forms of oppression, with examples as varied as crowd control plans during protests
Made in North Korea: Graphics from Everyday Life in the DPRK is a new show on at London’s House of Illustration that looks to show the regularity of people’s lives
A new book celebrating the visual history of British wrestling is soon to be published if it hits its crowdfunding target – freelance illustrator Ben Tallon reflects on how the
As T magazine unveils its new look under the editorial direction of novelist Hanya Yanagihara, we speak to creative director Patrick Li about the design’s greater “sense of urgency”, and