A new logo for Mastercard, a new interior design concept for Starbucks and insight into augmented reality – we round up the important design news from the last seven days.
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After the UK release of Pokémon Go last week, we asked game developers and designers how to get the best out of augmented reality gaming, and what it could look like in the future.
GPDQ is a new private healthcare app, which enables patients in central London to order a doctor to their door within 90 minutes.
The award seeks to inspire creative development of transport infrastructure.
Moving Brands has designed a new on demand platform for the BBC’s children’s programmes on its CBeebies and CBBC channels. Aimed at one to nine-year-olds, BBC iPlayer Kids takes the form of an app which looks to tap into the changing viewing patterns of kids away from Saturday morning TV sessions and towards using tablets […]
The social media company plans to make the system freely available so that it is more cost-effective for operators in places where coverage is scarce.
The winners were announced at an awards ceremony at Village Underground, London last night, to coincide with the final day of the D&AD New Blood Festival.
From a debate over the EBacc curriculum excluding art and design subjects, to earphones which let users alter background noise, we round up some of the key design events from the last seven days.
Some of the best creative work by students at design colleges and universities from all over the country is on display at Truman Brewery in London until tomorrow. We’ve rounded up our top five students to watch from the D&AD New Blood Festival.
The Dyson Demo retail space opens this week on London’s Oxford Street, and aims to educate consumers about the scientific concepts behind products before they buy.
See some of Quentin Blake’s most famous illustrations, be transported back to 1950s Britain at Compton Verney’s latest exhibition and climb inside the giant kinetic energy generating hamster wheel at the newly refurbished National Museum of Scotland.
Last week, American director Gary Hustwit announced he was creating a documentary about product designer Dieter Rams. Now, we ask the question – which designer would you like to see a documentary about?
Underscore has redesigned the website for Brighton Pier, with the aim of encouraging “both young and older” people to visit the attraction. The new campaign is centred around using the word “Brighton” as “brighten” in a series of statements, such as “Brighton your weekends” and “Brighton your appetite”. The website also takes a colourful approach […]
Missing Children Europe’s new app, Remumber, looks to tackle the 21st Century parenting problem, that as more and more children get smartphones, less of them remember phone numbers by heart. The app changes the random passcode of a child’s smartphone into their parent’s phone number, so that every time they unlock their phone they are […]
These mirrored doorways take a familiar architectural form and upend it in this playful and engaging public installation on a beach in West Sussex.
The Art of Ping Pong in partnership with Toby Melville Brown is creating exclusive bats for the launch of NikeCourt x Roger Federer. This art installation uses the unique medium of ping pong bats as a canvas. Each bat’s artwork will tell a story from Roger Federer’s career and interests. Sixty unique bats will be on […]
Ogilvy & Mather has designed the branding for architecture firm Maru, based around letters, numbers and infographic icons that appear within a five-piece isometric grid. A mobile app has also been created that can scan various symbols used throughout the branding, in turn providing the user with further information or links to different content.
S-T has created the fantastical garden inspired brand identity for this year’s Harper Collins Big Book Bonanza. The design for the annual touring event, which showcases new books for the coming year, plays on the idea that Harper Collins helps stories to “grow and flourish”, just like a garden. The consultancy has worked with illustrator […]
The Tate Modern has launched a new digital platform which aims to encourage site visitors to learn about art history. The Tate Time Machine, which has been created by Blue State Digital alongside the museum, complements the new Tate Modern galleries, which are set to open this month. The digital platform offers each user a […]
Clerkenwell-based brand design studio BuroCreative is the creative force behind a new redesign of the London Third Space health clubs. Third Space’s four locations – in Soho, Marylebone, Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge – have now been brought together under one visual umbrella. BuroCreative redesigned the website, as well as Third Space’s signage, interior graphics […]
The Bank of England’s website for the new £5 bank note, the first banknote in the UK to be made of polymer, is now live. Designed by digital agency Cyber-Duck, the site lets users explore the note in 360°, allowing for a full view of the new fiver, which features Winston Churchill and will be […]
Consultancy Wolff Olins has designed a new digital game that will be used in Virgin Active gyms to transform cycle classes. The Pack is a series of interactive games designed to transform the solitary cycling experience into a series of group challenges. Gym users are presented with four Pack Challenges per class, which are broadcast on-screen for competitors to […]
Artist Katie Paterson and architectural practice Zeller & Moye have created a public artwork in Bristol which marks the opening of a new building at the city’s university. The University of Bristol has opened a Life Sciences building near the Royal Fort Gardens, where the installation, entitled Hollow, is based. The installation is a collection of […]
AKQA has created a new campaign for Eurostar, which aims to showcase the high-speed rail service’s benefits and its new fleet. The central campaign features four 40-second videos, each set inside a carriage that follow the journey of individual passengers as they travel from London to Paris.
To promote Mila’s range of frozen fish, Y&R Poland created a campaign that used animatronics and proximity sensors to create fish packaging that behaved like live fish. The packs were connected by wifi with a proximity sensor, shaking and jumping on the freezers, surprising consumers who approached the frozen food section.
Ad agency adam&eveDDB has worked with studio Acne to create the Catterbox talking cat collar, for adam£eveDDB client Temptations. The Catterbox houses a microphone, speaker, Bluetooth technology and wifi, which the agencies say “allows cats’ meows to be recorded, processed, and then translated into human speech”.
Health snacking brand Graze has launched the #Yummertime campaign to promote its new summer range. The integrated campaign, which will run in the UK and the US, was created in collaboration with social and content agency Lost Boys. The consultancy: “The campaign positions #Yummertime as “summertime…and then some”, with delicious and healthy #Yummertime snacks capturing […]
From recruitment freezes following Brexit to preparation for a debate on the GCSE EBacc curriculum, we round up some of the key design events from the last seven days.
New Microsoft platform Handpose would enable designers to work digitally through hand gestures, and is currently in its demo phase.
Tristan Macherel, executive creative director at Landor Paris and president of the design jury at this year’s Cannes Lions Festival, talks about how smart technology is being integrated with design to create inventive, inspiring creative work.
Design studio Hato has co-created the exteriors of a bus with children from Childwall Academy school, with the aim of engaging young people in graphic design.