Somerset House’s new exhibition on the work of Icelandic musician Björk explores the combined power of technology and music in creating emotional audience experiences.
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Jonathan Barnbrook’s graphics for David Bowie’s Blackstar album and the recent Channel 4 rebrand are among this year’s 70 nominees.
UNESCO City of Design Dundee is looking for a digital design solution to prevent and ease homelessness, and will award the winning entry £6,000 and a three month placement.
There is a particular focus on archival graphics in Giles’s We Live in the Office exhibition, which looks to unlock the RIBA’s archive and bring it to new audiences.
New identity points out the geographic location of the university, which has been renamed and rebranded in a bid to show that it can award its own degrees.
A new wearable device has been created, which gives people with dementia independence and allows their carers to know if they are within a designated safe area.
Tátil is the Brazilian design consultancy behind the branding for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We speak to creative director Fred Gelli about his sculptural logo forms, why it’s important to bring brands to life and where he finds his inspiration.
The Government is looking to put together a creative framework of up to 20 suppliers, which can be made up of individual consultancies or consortium teams.
From a new retail beauty space for Marie Claire, to an increase in uptake of creative subjects at university level, we round up the important design news from the last seven days.
Designer Clement Balavoine is taking a digital-only approach to garment design with his three-stage “pipeline” process.
The season has kicked off with a new on-screen graphics system, which has been developed from the Premier League identity created by DesignStudio.
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 […]
Ron Arad has created 360-degree immersive installation for the Roundhouse in London, as part of the venue’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Curtain Call sees the Roundhouse’s circular main space filled with a floor-to-ceiling curtain made from 600 silicon rods. The curtain is designed to be a canvas for films, live performance and audience interaction. The installation […]
Aardman has created a two-minute short called Pantosaurus, which is the latest instalment of the NSPCC’s Pants campaign. Enlisting the help of animated, singing dinosaurs, it is designed to help parents talk to their children about sexual abuse. Adelphoi Music also wrote lyrics and music for the video. Heather Wright, executive producer at Aardman, says: […]
Ahead of the Rio Olympics this month, Fiasco Design has launched an animated, interactive map of the city. Following on from its previous map for the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, the user can explore the interactive city, which comes with animated features and sound effects by Bunkersonix. Ben Steers, creative director of Fiasco Design, […]
Uniform has created an animated short film to mark the 50th anniversary of England winning the 1966 World Cup. The consultancy used the film to explore interesting stories and little known facts about the famous sporting event. It uses elements of 3D modelling, 2D animation and references Kodachrome colour footage from the day, to give […]
Mondegreen from Found on Vimeo. Found Studio’s latest research and development project is a computer generated short film called Mondegreen, which is set in a surreal museum of mishearing. Made in collaboration with Argentinian motion designer Esteban Diácono, it features a series of kinetic sculptures. All of the various sculptures represent different words that sound like […]
Barbara de Limburg has designed the set for Béatrice et Bénédict, an opera dating back to 1862, with new look costumes and a grey-on-grey colour scheme. Messina, where the opera is set, is a toy-town of boxes that allow characters to pop in and out of flaps in the sides. While Béatrice and Bénédict gradually […]
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 […]
Service Design Fringe Festival 2016, which is in its third year and runs concurrently with London Design Festival, will hold a series of hacks, workshops and talks by service design experts such as Futuregov.
Amaze has designed the new site, which contains chat features, therapeutic tools and new ways of communicating with counsellors.
Crests created to reinforce a sense of local pride and community while branding developed to help Powerleague increase its reach and improve digital engagement.
There are so many classics – like the Otl Aicher posters and Lance Wyman’s stunning Mexico graphics – that you’re spoilt for choice really. But perhaps my all-time favourite has to be the original Olympic rings mark created in 1912. The fact that it symbolises the five continents coming together is clever but it’s uber […]