Harry Pearce has designed the visual identity for new music label Pink Floyd Records, alongside a 27-disc box set of the band’s work ahead of a retrospective exhibition at the V&A. We speak to the Pentagram partner about how he delved into the past for inspiration, and how a photo of an old tour van became a “lovely graphic tool”.
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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 What Clients Think 2017 report surveys over 450 design clients, and shows that while the majority do not expect to pay for pitches, nearly 90% see design as important to their brand.
Last week, we wrote about V Festival’s new branding, which emulates the colourful look of existing music events. Now, designers tell us about their favourite festival designs.
Including Aldi’s take on “contemporary” with its new visual identity, and Royal Mail’s David Bowie tribute stamps – which were quite literally launched into space.
The museum’s new exhibition looks at the unrealised, communist architecture of Soviet Russia alongside propaganda posters from the era, and it entices visitors to draw parallels with society today.
We look at some of the key designs launched at this year’s Wearable Technology Show in London, including an augmented reality simulation of operations designed to be used by surgeons and an indoor smog detector.
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.
A look at the Government’s 2017 Budget, an argument for public sector design and new branding for V Festival – the important news from the last seven days.
We recently looked at anti-Trump protesters’ hand-made placards – now we ask designers to talk about their own biggest acts of protest.
Other highly rated UK universities include UAL and Goldsmiths, which both appeared in the top 20 of the annual QS World University Rankings.
In the follow-up to International Women’s Day, we ask designers and industry experts about the main challenges they think women working in design face today.
Ad agency Grey London has designed a new identity for advertising and marketing awards body, The Creative Circle. The identity is designed to be “anarchic” and “angry”, says Grey London, with a new annual featuring pre-torn and screwed up pages, defaced photos of The Creative Circle’s president and jurors and ink deliberately splashed over the […]
Online stationery retailer Papier has collaborated with the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum to produce a new stationery collection featuring designs taken from 19th century architect Owen Jones’ archive. The Middle Eastern-inspired collection features designs from Jones’ 1856 publication The Grammar of Ornament, with the patterns being taken from original drawings Jones produced for the […]
Tom Dixon has unveiled two new lighting collections, Cut and Tube. Cut features a series of pendants with a mirror finish which cast a kaleidoscopic reflection when the lights are switched on, while Tube comprises a black cylindrical shape with laser cut holes. The new lighting ranges will go on display at Multiplex, a two-storey […]
The Critical Edge features a series of seven recent works by American artist Richard Tuttle, assembled from layers of vibrant fabric purchased in New York and Maine, US. Sewn by hand and with a sewing machine, the combined cloths also incorporate wood and nails. Tuttle’s work in general is concerned with the intrinsic qualities of […]
Independent watchmaker and design studio Anicorn has launched the first stage of its project The Trio of Time, as it seeks to find collaborators to work with its brand. Here are the results of the first collaboration, which has seen Anicorn founders Joe Kwan and Chris Chan travel to Seoul, Korea, to work with Jiwoong Jung for the […]
Music has developed this film for property specialists U+I, which is working on the regeneration of the Mayfield area in Manchester. The poem, commissioned by Music, is entitled Manchester’s Sprawling and is written by David Scott AKA Argh Kid. The poem is read over film footage of the derelict Mayfield site and images from the […]
Printing studio Moo has launched a series of colourful, hardback notebooks. There are six notebooks across two colour collections of classic and bright. They contain 16 pages of GF Smith Colorplan paper, and 160 pages of Swedish Munken Kristall paper, which Moo says “will never yellow”. Colours span pink, light and navy blue, lime green, […]
Penguin Random House is set to release a fun – or perhaps frightening, depending on your temperament – book of eggs painted as clowns. The Clown Egg Register records over 250 clown faces painted onto eggs, to celebrate what the publisher describes as a “dying art form” that continues to “delight and terrify children and […]
An array of speakers took to the stage at this year’s Wearable Technology Show in London this week to discuss all things virtual, augmented and mixed reality. We round up the most important points to take away from the conference.
The University of Dundee has found that lower frequency sounds might be more effective in waking children, which could result in a redesign of traditional smoke detectors.
We take a closer look at the budget and what it means for designers – small business owners may benefit from reduced corporation tax but there is a tax hike for freelance designers.
Last week Sony launched its Xperia Touch projector, which turns any flat surface into a touchscreen. We ask designers how screenless technology could be used in the future.
The NHS sparked controversy when it announced that trusts would need to spend resources enforcing a new set of branding guidelines. We look at why design in public services should not be underestimated.
Whether you’re drawing, fanaticising over comic books or exploring a niche film genre, engaging your creative side can have a positive impact on mental health, explains freelance illustrator and columnist Ben Tallon.
A new Canadian design documentary, a comeback for the Nokia 3310 and a digital strategy from the UK Government – the design news of the last seven days.
The awards look at how design can contribute to a business’ success, and this year’s winning projects include those for The Financial Times, Brunel University London and Orangina.