John Spencer looks at the rich history of words and design, how they have lost their way and what designers can do to make sure the two are complementary.
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From a shortlist of logos for the Mozilla rebrand, to the launch of Oculus Rift in the UK, we round up the important design news from the last seven days.
Designers can now buy the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset for £549 at stores such as John Lewis, Harrods and Curry’s PC World.
The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has launched an online inquiry where the public can submit their thoughts on how Brexit will affect the creative industries.
The Victoria and Albert museum is host to exhibitions, talks, installations and design-led products for this year’s LDF – we sum up the things to catch.
We speak to the co-founder of Spin and Unit Editions about discovering the designer’s previously unseen archive of design diaries from the 1970s and 1980s.
London Design Festival hits the capital this weekend, and alongside its series of fairs and exhibitions, sits a programme of talks, seminars, masterclasses and panel discussions. From exploring the intertwined world of graphic design and music to a look at dyslexia and creative thinking, we’ve rounded up the talks you have to see.
From the new plastic £5 note to Just Eat and Addison Lee rebrands, we round up the important design news from the last seven days.
TfL and Network Rail met this week to address designers and engineers about the development of Crossrail 2 so that interested parties can be brought up to speed before any future tendering processes.
LDF is set to return and over the next few days we’re taking a look at some of the key events to look forward to in a series of previews. Next on the agenda is the newly rebranded London Design Fair.
As the capital gears up for this year’s LDF, designers tell us about the talks, exhibits and installations they can’t wait to see.
In this exclusive extract from Designing Your Life: Build a Life That Works for You, we spotlight how design principles can help ensure your happiness.
Illustrator Noma Bar has released a new selection of prints, which are available to buy through Outline Editions. Bar uses “bold colours, shapes and pared down iconography”, says Outline Editions, and “imbues simple graphic forms with political and social commentary”. The prints range from £180 to £750 in price. You can view them here. Photos […]
Design studio Up^ has created motion graphics for a new documentary film, A Good American. The film is about previous U.S. codebreaker Bill Binney, and the studio was tasked with “visually and emotively representing” the intelligence tool he created called ThinThread, says Up^. Up^ created CGIs, motion graphics and data visualisation for the film, as […]
Design studio and teaching platform Goldfinger Factory has produced a new Tom Dixon range of products, Trellick. The range includes a tray, a stool, small and large plant pots, a bench and a table, alongside t-shirts and prints. The range is part of a crowdfunding campaign from Goldfinger Factory to raise £20,000, in order to […]
True North has designed a collection of essays exploring the relevance of Shakespeare in society today, by looking at the context and connection that Shakespeare has around the Globe. The British Council commission includes Nobel-prize winning writers, politicians and others looking at how Shakespeare has a connection with their society. True North has designed a printed […]
Uniform has designed an “emotional radio” which uses artificial intelligence principals to recognise a listener’s emotions and play mood-influenced radio. A facial recognition feature can recognise the nuances of people’s expressions and react accordingly, says Uniform. It links up with Spotify algorithms and can broadly categorise happiness, sadness and anger. It’s being demonstrated around London […]
The Science Museum’s Mathematics Gallery that will open in December has been captured in a new animation the shows the patterns of airflow around the Handley Page aircraft, which hangs at the centre of the gallery. The layout of showcases, and development of the pod-structures around the airplane have also been informed by the airflow of […]
Design consultancy Studio Makgill has partnered with furniture company H Furniture to create a new version of the WW chair. The WW chair draws inspiration from the classic Windsor chair, and was previously only available in natural wood colours. The new limited edition range, which is being previewed at London Design Festival’s Designjunction this week, includes […]
Designer furniture company Vitra has turned a two-storey building in Shoreditch, London, into an office and lounge space, as part of London Design Festival. The space aims to be an area where people can “exchange ideas on how workspaces are evolving into the future”, says Vitra. The ground floor of the pop-up office includes the […]
LDF is set to return and over the next few days we’re taking a look at some of the key events to look forward to in a series of previews. Next on the agenda is exhibitions.
LDF is set to return and over the next few days we’ll be taking a look at some of the key events to look forward to in a series of previews, starting with installations.
The inaugural London Design Biennale takes place at Somerset House this month – we round up the must-see exhibits.
Last week, we looked at audio logos and the importance of sound in branding design. Now, we ask designers – what’s your favourite noise associated with a brand?
From Deliveroo’s controversial new logo to the launch of the first ever London Design Biennale, we round up the important design news from the last seven days.
Geoff Lentin, business development manager at studio Naked Ideas, talks about the importance of audio logos and why designers should give brands a voice.
Last week, we reported on recent research showing there has been a 10% drop in school students taking design and technology at GCSE compared to last year. This follows a more long-term trend, with research from Warwick University revealing that between 2003 and 2013, there was a 50% drop in the number of pupils taking the subject.
As the EBacc qualification is also soon to be made compulsory, we ask – how can we encourage students to take on creative subjects?
From a new virtual reality exhibition on musician Björk, to a rebrand for alcopop brand WKD, we round up the important design news from the last seven days.