Pip Jamieson, founder at creative job site The Dots, tells us at Offset Sheffield how designers and their creative portfolios can make an impact.
The latest interactive design news, views, inspiration and opinion.
Typographer and graphic designer Sarah Hyndman, author of Why Fonts Matter, will be giving a talk this month about the power of typefaces in the punk era, part of the current Graphics of Punk exhibition on at the Museum of Brands.
We speak to her about how punk democratised design, and why Snapchat is the modern-day equivalent.
The National Baby Boxes initiative is calling on students to design a box that will be filled with essential items and sent out to families across Scotland.
Design for Europe: Powering Innovation was a one-day summit which took place in Tallinn Estonia this month, with industry experts discussing everything from education to skills development and business growth – we summarise the speakers’ key points on the value of design.
The headset is being aimed at commercial businesses, including designers and manufacturing companies.
Design and Art Direction (D&AD) has announced its briefs for the next edition of its student and graduate awards New Blood, which have been set by partners including Arjowiggins and Adobe.
eBay Collective enables customers to search for products through image recognition technology.
The national newspaper has redesigned its mobile app and taken on a colourful, scrolling news feed to give its readers a “quick fix” alongside its extensive broadsheet.
From the Apple store’s refreshed interior design, to the Science Museum’s interactive new gallery – we round up the important design news from the last seven days.
Columnist John Scarrott discusses how moving from email communication to the phone could help designers build better client relationships and increase their confidence.
Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery is the Science Museum’s new £6 million space, which includes 50 interactive exhibits teaching visitors about scientific concepts.
The media company has announced the creation of a new virtual reality team, which will span both editorial and commercial projects.
London-based creative agency Gravity Road has created a film as part of a wider campaign to relaunch the Design Museum at its new home in south Kensington. The film features a montage of critically acclaimed designs, ranging from the E-Type Jaguar to Adidas’ Ocean trainers. It also positions the Design Museum as the museum […]
Brain&Brain has designed a folktale adventure game called Burly Men at Sea. The game involves “a series of encounters with creatures from folklore”, says Brooke Condolora, co-founder at Brain&Brain, and the design is “bright, minimal and has a storybook aesthetic”.
Mobile Studio Architects has created an adaptable kinetic sculpture and learning device for BEAM camp, a summer school in New Hampshire which teaches children aged 10 to 17 skills in welding, ceramics, textiles and design. The sculpture is designed to scale up the split-flap display technology used in airports and train stations, rotating through a […]
Curzon Cinema Ident – In Cinema version from The Plant on Vimeo. Consultancy The Plant has created a new cinema ident for art house cinema Curzon, as part of its 40th anniversary. The ident is an extension of Curzon’s refreshed visual identity, which was unveiled in 2015 and also created by The Plant. The consultancy […]
Artist Camille Walala has created a colourful pedestrian crossing on Southwark Street in Bankside, London. Walala was commissioned to create Colourful Crossing by Better Bankside and Transport for London, and teamed up with road markings company Pre-formed Markings to create the piece. The project is part of initiative Avenue of Art, which looks to transform […]
A giant paper sculpture has been erected in Times Square, New York. Tahiti Pehrson has created the installation, which required 91 metres of paper to make. The installation is made up of several giant cut-out patterns, which make use of light and shadows to enhance the shapes. The paper sculptures aim to reflect personal moments […]
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 […]
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 […]
Artist Conrad Shawcross has created a new architectural installation in London, in collaboration with architectural practice CF Møller Architects. The Optic Cloak is 49 metres high by 20 metres wide, and is made of aluminium cladding with perforated, triangular panels. The Panels fold across the surface of the tower, which forms geometric patterns, to create […]
Foil is one of many installations on show at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum this month, part of this year’s London Design Festival (LDF). In association with Braun, the huge, rotating sculpture of metal panels aims to replicate the blades of an electric shaver, and creates an immersive experience around the gallery as it […]
Herc Ltd. has developed an app called Colorscape, which allows users to transform their photos into black and white sketches for colouring in. The lines on each photo can also be adjusted depending on how intricate the user wants the sketches to be. Colorscape is free to download from the app store.
A tweet-printing machine shaped like the Transport for London roundel has been designed by Florian Dussopt to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Johnston typeface. The piece will be on show as part of Designjunction at this year’s London Design Festival, and will be printing out Twitter messages in the Johnston typeface throughout the […]
London-based graphic designer Yoni Alter is putting a digital slant on his colourful, abstract city prints, with an app version of his work. The Shapes of Cities game allows users to improve their visual memory while learning about cities and architecture, and covers a number of locations including Berlin, Buenos Aires, London and Seoul.
Adam&eveDDB has teamed up with the Financial Times (FT) and Google to create a VR documentary about Rio’s favelas, timed to coincide with the 2016 Olympics. Hidden Cities Rio is the next stage of the Hidden Cities collaboration, following recent launches in London and Brussels. The VR documentary, created by Visualise, looks at the physical […]
The new museum is due to open in New York in 2019, and hopes to see 4.3 million annual visitors.
From a NatWest rebrand to Google’s first smartphone, we round up the important design news from the last seven days.
We asked designers: “Which lost high-street retailer would you like to see return as an online store and why?”
The Google Noto family of typefaces has been designed to work across all languages and scripts – alive and dead – and different devices.