Ive will take over from James Dyson at London’s Royal College of Art in July, and aims to better connect art, design and technology at the university.
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From the Design Week Awards 2017 shortlist, to an exclusive Angus Hyland interview and a look at political parties’ general election campaign designs, we round up the important design news from the last seven days.
The design consultancy has created the name and brand strategy for Kiteka, which is a new start-up providing smartphones to female entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The squeeze function of the tech company’s new U11 model means that the user can use the camera and open different apps simply by squeezing the handset.
The bus has been designed by the transport app company to make the most of cities’ existing infrastructures, and incorporates technologies such as USB charging for mobiles and tracking software.
The team of researchers has taken on a three-year project that will see shelter concepts designed to withstand extreme temperatures and provide more privacy.
From a new colour-coded design system for London buses, to Design Week readers indicating they will vote Labour, we round up the important news from the last seven days.
Developed by Seymourpowell, the technology allows different groups of car designers and engineers to work remotely on one project at the same time.
Brakit is a new system that will let users design furniture to suit their needs and tastes, using local timber yards to source materials.
The Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum’s director Tristram Hunt has launched the DesignLab Nation scheme, which aims to pique the interest of more students from the midlands and north of England in design.
We look at the black and yellow pencil winners from the design categories at this year’s Design and Art Direction awards.
The film will tell the story of her Jewish, Czech family escaping Nazi rule in World War Two, and will be shown at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Consultancy FutureBrand’s Sydney office has created the visual identity for a new real-time payments platform based in Australia. New Payments Platform is designed to be used by both businesses and consumers to make payments quickly and easily. The new logo features a sans-serif typeface and a simple box-shaped outline. FutureBrand has also designed an animated […]
Digital design studio Human After All has created a new website for independent publisher Canongate, which moves away from a traditional, book-ish look and adopts a colourful, contemporary and multimedia style. The homepage showcases key authors’ quotes against colourful backgrounds, alongside extracts, photography, audio and video. The About Us page has also been revamped to […]
Liverpool and London-based studio Uniform has designed the campaign for architectural practice Shedkm’s 20th anniversary. The campaign takes the form of a series of nine simple, block-coloured GIFs based on Shedkm’s architectural projects from over the last 20 years. A new website for the architectural practice has also now launched. See all of the GIFs […]
Animation studio Aardman has revealed a series of emojis for iPhone, which are based on the studio’s character Morph to celebrate its 40th birthday. Aardman co-founder Peter Lord sculpted the emojjis by hand using modelling clay, then used motion graphics and animations to bring them to life. They cover various emotive face emojis, to hand […]
Superfried founder and designer Mark Richardson has revealed a personal typographic project called Klaws. The project is inspired by the graffiti that Richardson saw on a train one day while on his way into the Superfried studio in Manchester. The result is a series of numeral, angular typographic designs created by Richardson in three-dimensional modelling […]
The Partners and Lambie-Nairn have collaborated to create a new visual identity for cultural TV channel Arte. The rebrand looks to reflect Arte’s mission to be a cultural channel for all of Europe and change perceptions that it is too “highbrow” and “intellectual”, say the consultancies. The logo has been redesigned as a magnet, mirroring […]
TV show Sesame Street has found a sensitive way to teach children about autism, through the introduction of a new animated puppet character. Julia is the latest addition to Sesame Street, and lives with autism. The latest episode shows her playing and interacting with other characters, and demonstrates how although her behaviour differs from those […]
Jones Knowles Ritchie has created a 50th anniversary campaign for Heinz Beans, which playfully depicts what beans “means” to different people through various can designs. The campaign includes the limited edition packaging, alongside an pop-up café in Selfridges on Oxford Street, London, and a store window display. There are 50 different iterations of the tins, […]
Travel website Expedia has created an online campaign where visitors can explore the different stations of the Stockholm Metro in Sweden. The metro has art in 90 out of its 100 stations, created by various artists. The series of webpages have been designed for Expedia’s Sweden website, and allow users to navigate themselves around a metro […]
The National Autistic Society has released a powerful video, which looks to highlight how isolating autism can be. Make It Stop has been produced for the charity by advertising agency Don’t Panic, and shows a 12-year-old girl called Holly becoming overwhelmed by information from different people talking to her and asking questions. The video, which […]
Digital consultancy Universal Everything has worked with Zaha Hadid Architects and Samsung on a new interactive installation set to open at this year’s Milan Design Week. Unconfined is based on Samsung’s newest phone release, the Galaxy S8. Visitors create their own avatars using the S8, which then take over the curved screens in an architectural […]
London-based consultancy 18 Feet & Rising has created a digital campaign and competition to raise money for Space for Giants, a charity working across Africa that protects wild elephants and the landscape they live and depend on. The March for Giants campaign uses computer graphics technology usually seen in films and games to create […]
Templo has created a recruitment campaign for Plymouth College of Art, which has launched in time for UCAS events this week. The campaign is inspired by “the living and breathing energy of octopus skin,” according to Templo founder and creative director Pali Palavathanan, who says the skin is “adaptable and ever changing.” To this […]
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 […]
Design studio Those has launched Joto, a display which looks to make digital visualisations more interactive. Joto is a wipe-clean digital display with a pen and eraser attachment, and a mechanical arm that physically draws out images and words. It is controlled via an app. Users use the app to send words or images to […]
Consultancy Blue State Digital has designed a new website and identity for the anti-racism charity, which aims to reflect the “serious times” that we live in.
The 12-year-old news site has a new name, logo and website design that aim to resonate better with its audience and help restore trust in news, which editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen says is “at a historic low”.
Design studio UFO has worked on the new visual identity for the digital media brand, which looks to “move away from a Nuts and FHM” mentality and focus on political and social issues such as mental health.
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.