From a rebrand for the Southbank Centre to a visit to Dundee, the UK’s latest cultural hotspot, we round-up the news from the last seven days.
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The initiative, founded by ex-Design Council CEO John Mathers and Damon Bonser, has reached its fundraising target and aims to help British product design start-ups.
The Queen’s Speech has laid out the Government’s plans for the next two years, which include bills around Brexit, technical education and the national living wage. We look at what it means for designers.
The Creative Industries Federation has spoken out about structural changes within the Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport, which now sees a greater focus on digital, while arts and culture are bundled in with heritage and tourism.
We visit the East London-based start-up to find out about its latest crowdfunding campaign, and the importance of learning creativity, technology and science from a young age.
We visit the Scottish city during Dundee Design Festival, and find out why it is being touted as the UK’s new design and cultural hotspot.
The Design Week Awards winners were revealed, NatWest launched its own digital studio and designers responded to the general election result – the news from the last seven days.
Last week the Museum of Failure opened in Sweden, which is archiving global design and innovation failures including the Segway and a frozen beef lasagne from Colgate. We ask designers about their most memorable work-related disasters.
We reveal all of the winners from last night’s Design Week Awards across every category, plus Best in Show, Hall of Fame and Rising Star.
Following the Conservatives failing to win a majority last week, the organisation is pushing for a “soft” Brexit to secure free trade and the rights of EU citizens.
The Conservative Party has failed to secure a majority and will join up with Northern Ireland’s DUP to form the new UK Government – we ask designers how they feel about the result and what this could mean for the industry.
From a new Swedish museum showcasing brands’ biggest “f*ck ups” to the design industry’s fears around Brexit and creative talent, we round up the important news from the last seven days.
So Design Consultants has teamed up with fine art photographer Charles Emerson to create a selection of images for this year’s Ilford Opera Festival. As the event is set in the Peto Garden at Ilford Manor, the focus of every image is flowers. Each chosen to symbolise the musical performance they represent, the flowers were […]
Solipsism is the philosophical idea that only the direct mental experience is certain, as things external to one’s own mind cannot be known. In other words: you are the only thing that definitely exists and everything else in the world, from family to forests, might just be your hallucinations. Four years ago, London-based designer Genis […]
For the last 11 years, Penguin Random House UK has put on the Student Design Award, an opportunity for young designers to take an imaginative pop at some of the most timeless book covers ever published. This year, the gauntlet was set across three categories: Adult Fiction Cover Award was To Kill a Mockingbird by […]
Director Layla Atkinson has worked with illustrator Anna Kövecses and animation studio Trunk to create a new advert for home renting and buying company Rightmove. The advert is aimed at renters, and follows the story of a young couple as they go house-hunting, and chancing upon many properties before finding the “perfect” one, says Trunk. […]
Print company Saxoprint is holding a postcard competition that asks creatives to summarise their view of Britain in 2017 through design and illustration. The competition is being judged by a panel led by ex-Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon, and shortlisted entries and winners will be revealed in an exhibition on 23 September. The venue is yet […]
Visual Communication students at The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design have designed a new book of critical and creative writing. Anthology features the writing of the university’s English Literature and Creative Writing students, alongside illustrations and design by Visual Communication students. It aims to be a collection of the school’s “best fiction, poetry, […]
Japanese design consultancy Nendo has created the interiors for a new shop aimed at those with a sweet tooth. A Tes Souhaits! Glace et Chocolat is based in Tokyo, and is the sister shop to patisserie A Tes Souhaits!. The shop features a curved wall made out of various soils, which mimic the effect of […]
Mother Design has completed its first project since joining the BBC’s roster, the branding and campaign for a new BBC Three show. Sorry Not Sorry For Being Me aims to explore the personal identities and “uniqueness” of young people, and enable young viewers to feel comfortable in themselves. The campaign includes print advertising, social media […]
Read our pick of art and design degree shows at colleges and universities all over the UK this summer, which will showcase graduate work spanning disciplines from product and textile to graphic and furniture design.
If you’re planning to head to any graduate design shows this summer, here is our comprehensive guide to all of this year’s exhibitions.
Last week, a new exhibition on science fiction opened at the Barbican featuring masks, costumes and other designs from classic sci-fi films and TV series. We ask designers about their most memorable prop designs.
In this exclusive extract from Ends, a new book by former Ustwo design director Joe Macleod, he sets out his theory on “closure experiences” and asks: “How many products have you started, designed, launched and built a customer base for? Do you have the same passion about ending them appropriately? Does it matter?”
With the general election due to take place this week, we look at the six main parties’ policies around creative education, small businesses, and art and culture.
We delve into a new museum in Sweden which is archiving global innovation and design failures spanning from the 17th century right up to the present day, including the Segway and a frozen beef lasagne from Colgate.
Broadcaster Laverne will be hosting this year’s Design Week Awards at the Tower of London next week where we’ll also be celebrating 30 years of the magazine.
The Creative Industries Federation’s latest survey reveals that 73% of respondents believe the restrictions on freedom of movement following the UK leaving the EU will limit their businesses’ capacity to function as normal.