Last week, we visited the Design Museum’s latest exhibition, which explores Soviet Russia. Now, from the Elizabethan era to modernist early-20th century, designers tell us what time period they would love to see brought to life in a museum space.
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Clips allows users to combine video clips, photos and music in one video, which can then be shared on social media.
The refresh for print and online has been carried out by the media company’s in-house design team alongside design consultant Mark Leeds.
The What Clients Think 2017 report surveys over 450 design clients, and shows that while the majority do not expect to pay for pitches, nearly 90% see design as important to their brand.
The Beacon can measure air quality and generate artificial sunlight as well as playing ambient sound and any music that the user wants to stream.
The consultancy has created the branding and website for the new online platform, which looks to make art buying and selling open to “everybody”.
When the television is off it enters “art mode” where customers can choose from an archive of images – licensed from artists around the world – which react to the light conditions of the room.
The TV channel’s new visuals have been designed by Argentina-based consultancy Superestudio, and feature colourful graphics, idents and bumpers which include children interacting with the branding.
DriveVR has been designed by Gooii, and will be used by police forces to warn young people about how dangerous driving could change their lives.
We look at some of the key designs launched at this year’s Wearable Technology Show in London, including an augmented reality simulation of operations designed to be used by surgeons and an indoor smog detector.
You now have a couple more weeks to enter the Design Week Awards, which is back with a bunch of new awards alongside our most popular categories. It’s time to get entering.
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 […]
London-based lighting design consultancy Nulty has designed a lighting scheme for Keflavik International Airport in Iceland, which looks to reimagine the Northern Lights. The design comprises an interactive installation of LED outdoor lights, which project a sequence of different colours onto the ceiling of the airport’s arrivals and departures lounges. The installation reacts to live […]
Fashion illustrator Jacqueline Bissett has decorated the windows of design consultancy Gpstudio with sketches of outfits she saw at London Fashion Week. The colourful illustrations adorn the studio’s arch window that sits under the railway at Southwark in London, “transforming the pavement outside into a free gallery”, says the studio. Bissett has painted interpretations of […]
In keeping with chef Heston Blumenthal’s wacky culinary style, Seymourpowell has designed a mechanical, miniature sweet shop which will be used in his Berkshire restaurant Fat Duck. The scale model Victorian sweet shop is used to serve the final course of Blumenthal’s tasting menu, through a series of mechanical cogs and pulleys which are activated […]
Es Devlin has worked on the set design for Ugly Lies the Bone, a new play by Lindsey Ferrentino that examines the use of virtual reality (VR) in treating soldiers experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder. The set takes the form of a bowl-shaped basin with moving images projected onto it that simulate the world as though […]
Illustrator Théo Guignard has released a tricky puzzle book featuring 14 kaleidoscopic mazes, which grow in complexity as the book progresses. Labyrinth, published by Quarto Knows, is filled with bold, colourful graphic designs, which aim to provide the “perfect visual introduction to reading” for children, and which have been inspired by the style and layout […]
Digital design studio Universal Everything has created a series of animations, which aim to depict products that could exist in the near future. The studio worked with animators including Rita Louro and Wang & Söderström on the project, which is a part of a wider series of short films by Universal Everything, called Screens of […]
Clubhouse Studios has redesigned restaurant chain Byron’s website and takeaway platform. The studio commissioned a number of illustrators who have already worked with Byron on its restaurant interiors to create illustrations for the website, including Alice Bowsher, Andrew Rae and Alec Doherty. The redesigned website also includes a new user interface and site architecture, which […]
Hull’s Scale Lane Bridge will be transformed into an interactive musical instrument as part of Hull 2017 City of Culture. Playing the Bridge will be host to performances, workshops and installations, which will draw on the Indonesian gamelan tradition of creating music by striking tuned metalwork. The first stage of the event will encourage members […]
London-based production company, Pebble Studios, has turned childrens’ illlustrations into a virtual reality film. A group of seven and eight-year-olds from Grange Primary School in west London were invited to design characters and invent various lands and stories based on their imaginations. By bringing their colourful sketches to life, the project aims to allow the […]
Branding and design consultancy Studio Contents has designed a new website which invites visual creatives to highlight their relationship with music by posting playlists and mixes. Various Artists will feature new creatives each month, including graphic designers, animators, architects and illustrators. Each contributor is asked to submit a playlist or mix and talk about the […]
Touch Creative has designed an “interactive wall” displaying projects by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The installation highlights 20 innovations carried out by the university from the past few decades, bringing them to life by projecting different animations onto the wall. The installation was created by Touch Creative for MIT’s recent alumni fundraising event […]
The Beautiful Meme has created a game based around European politics. It is a digital component of the exhibition Collecting Europe – a collaboration between the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), and the Goethe-Insitut, with support from the British Council. The game runs through this site and will run for two years investigating peoples’ attitudes […]
Tech company Brilliant has announced its new Brilliant Control smart lighting device. By replacing an existing light switch with the tablet-like device, users are able to control lighting and temperature throughout their home. Brilliant Control responds to both touch and voice command, and comes with an in-built camera, microphone and Amazon Alexa. Brilliant Control will […]
We recently looked at anti-Trump protesters’ hand-made placards – now we ask designers to talk about their own biggest acts of protest.
An array of speakers took to the stage at this year’s Wearable Technology Show in London this week to discuss all things virtual, augmented and mixed reality. We round up the most important points to take away from the conference.
The University of Dundee has found that lower frequency sounds might be more effective in waking children, which could result in a redesign of traditional smoke detectors.
Last week Sony launched its Xperia Touch projector, which turns any flat surface into a touchscreen. We ask designers how screenless technology could be used in the future.