This month, you can delve into a retrospective book on the work of Noma Bar, visit the Dundee Design Festival and take a trip to the V&A to learn about Pink Floyd.
All the latest insight, analysis and opinions from across the design industry.
We look at the black and yellow pencil winners from the design categories at this year’s Design and Art Direction awards.
A look at the challenges women face in the design industry, a global store redesign for Apple and the creative industries lobbying Government – the important design news from the last seven days.
The 10-point list of demands urges all parties to consider the positive impact of the creative industries when putting together their general election campaigns.
The art college’s associate dean of pre-degree has spoken out about the importance of one-year foundation courses in providing students with “excitement, variety and experimentation”.
In her first column, Kerning the Gap founder Nat Maher looks at how female designers face career progression challenges and lack of exposure – an inequality that was revealed to her through a simple Google search.
World Earth Day takes place this weekend, with a view to celebrating and educating people about environmental issues. We ask designers about their favourite examples of designs which have helped the environment.
From a book exploring the life and work of Paula Scher through to our poll launched in light of the General Election 2017 – the important design from the last seven days.
A snap general election is set to go ahead on 8 June. We want to know which political party you are planning on voting for. Let us know in our anonymous poll below.
The WPP chief executive has emphasised the importance of freedom of movement when it comes to Brexit negotiations.
This month, independent publisher Unit Editions has released Paula Scher: Works – a 522-page book documenting the life and work of the Pentagram partner. We speak to the book’s co-editor Adrian Shaughnessy about what makes Scher “remarkable”, her politically-motivated projects, and her refusal to be typecast as a “female designer”.
Three-day design conference Offf took place in Barcelona this month, with the likes of Moving Brands, Lance Wyman and Anthony Burrill imparting their wisdom. We round up our favourite talks and what we learnt.
This singular concept is for Jigsaw’s Cobham, Surrey store. Each new store has its own look and feel and this is the second one that Barber has worked on for the client. Each store is designed to be sympathetic to its surroundings and the architecture of the building it is situated in. Jigsaw has 82 stores […]
TfL has collaborated with Craft Central to create Underground inspired brooches for Clerkenwell Design Week, which takes place 23-25 May. Designers have taken their inspiration from the visual language of the London Underground. They include: People Will Always Need Plates; Sally Weatherill; Eliza Kesuma; Julie Nicaisse; Rhi Frankton; Myia Bonner; Raul Garcia; Sarah Kelly; Sally […]
Illustrator Ben Tallon has created an artwork, which is a comment on apathy towards politicians who “break promises and trade in lies”. Meanwhile, he says he is also addressing the “moral decay” brought on by being glued to on-demand digital streaming services and social media.
Studio Thirst Craft has designed the branding and packaging for American wine brand Moses Lake Cellars. The design aims to imbue luxury, says lead designer Craig Black, but also uses typographic, brush-stroke lettering that is “bold and youthful”. The label is printed on a Spanish “luxury” paper stock, and incorporates a monochrome colour palette, alongside […]
Designers Senan Lee and Pansy Aung have revealed that they were behind a campaign to celebrate the 10th birthday of Record Store Day. Record Store Day, which took place on 22 April this year, sees 200 independent record shops nationwide celebrating the beauty of vinyl, by opening their doors, offering special releases, and hosting performances and […]
Last week, graphic designer Sarah Hyndman released her new activity book How to Draw Type and Influence People through Laurence King. It asks its readers to test their imaginations and their pen skills by thinking about the different personalities typefaces might have, along with how they might sound, taste, feel and smell. We spoke to […]
Illustrator James Dawe works in mixed media collage to create images, which have a glitchy, three-dimensional quality. Space and technology are prominent themes in these virtual landscapes, which look to warp reality and play with our “theories of physics and the mysteries of the universe,” according to curator Liat Chen. Beautiful Glorious Chaos will run from […]
London-based Spanish artist Christina BanBan has created these daily life scenes, which reveal her autobiographical story. The collection, which has an abstract painterly style, covers everything from street scenes to her personal struggles and introspective thoughts. A Spoonful of Charcoal is on from 6-18 May at Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, E3 2PA
Jean Jullien helped Majestic Wines brand a range of wine, which only feature illustrations. “What is your favourite example of branding without an obvious logo or wordmark?”
Milan Design Week, Offf Barcelona 2017 and problems for Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge – the important design news from the last seven days.
We visited Somerset House’s new exhibition Game Changers: Another Way to Play and spoke to design studio Matheson Marcault about the inspiration behind it.
We visited the annual Salone del Mobile design week in Milan, which saw exhibitions, product launches and installations from the likes of Tom Dixon, Ikea and Airbnb.
The Design Council and Social Change UK collaboration hopes to set out how urban designers can tackle social and health issues such as diabetes through the design of buildings and public spaces.
We headed to Milan Design Week for the Lexus Design Awards, an annual initiative that gives young designers a platform to develop their concepts into prototypes.
The important design news from the last seven days, including our report on ageism in the design industry and a tender to redesign the UK passport following Brexit.
Last week, coveted fine art award the Turner Prize lifted its age restriction on applicants, which has previously stopped over-50s entering. We ask designers of all ages if they have experienced ageism in the workplace.