We reveal all of the winners from last night’s Design Week Awards across every category, plus Best in Show, Hall of Fame and Rising Star.
The latest packaging design news, views, inspiration and opinion.
We delve into a new museum in Sweden which is archiving global innovation and design failures spanning from the 17th century right up to the present day, including the Segway and a frozen beef lasagne from Colgate.
This week, American graphic designer Lance Wyman spoke to us about his latest retrospective exhibition in London, and entries opened for our annual Top 100 consultancy survey.
Last week, Nestlé lost an appeal to trademark the four-fingered shape of its classic chocolate bar KitKat. This got us thinking – what are some of the most distinctive, food-related designs?
Equator managing director Gary Flynn draws on his specialism in integrated packaging and discusses the challenges of creating packaging that works as well online as it does in store.
The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize is looking for applicants to rethink the design and materials of plastic packaging to make it more recyclable, with only 14% currently being reused worldwide.
The ice cream brand, which is over 50 years old, has been given a colourful, illustrated, new look by Love Creative, which aims to be more “modern” and “vibrant”.
We look at the black and yellow pencil winners from the design categories at this year’s Design and Art Direction awards.
Consultancy Springetts has carried out the rebrand and packaging redesign for Fab, which makes a clearer reference to the trio of flavours synonymous with the ice lolly and its history.
We headed to Milan Design Week for the Lexus Design Awards, an annual initiative that gives young designers a platform to develop their concepts into prototypes.
The new Majestic Loves range features a label with no name or typography but instead an illustration summing up “the feeling of the wine”.
Our exclusive interview with Alan Kitching, Theresa May triggers Article 50 and UKIP looks set to rebrand – the important design news from the last seven days.
Duffy and illustrator Chuck U have designed the packaging for Lucy Session Sour Ale, and Peach Bum, which is produced by the Indeed Brewing Company. Both drinks are made with fruit flavours and the designs reflect this. They are rolling out now.
George Hill, a design student from Loughborough University is the winner of the BPMA student Design Competition 2017 with his Cat Selfie widget. The BPMA Student Design Competition, asks students to imagine a merchandise product that a brand could give away. Hill commented “The BPMA competition was a great experience, it gave me a chance […]
Damien Hirst has created a series of twelve screen prints, which use pharmaceutical packaging as a canvas for making comments about violence or force. It continues the artists long-standing fascination with the aesthetics of pharmaceutical packaging. Hirst says that medical packaging gives confidence with its minimalist packaging and perpetuates the modern fantasy “that everything can […]
London-based consultancy The Plant has designed the branding and interiors for Wing Wing, a new Korean fried chicken and beer restaurant in Central London. Both the visual identity and interiors are rooted in the “vibrancy” and “energy” of Koren pop culture, says The Plant, featuring a bright colour palette and abstract patterns. The logo is […]
Bruce Mau Design has created the branding for makeup company Stellar. The visual identity “takes inspiration from the cosmos”, says the studio, to reflect the name, which alludes to star constellations. It features a dot emblem, which aims to simultaneously reflect the North Star and a facial beauty mark. A palette of black and white […]
BrandOpus has created a new name, visual identity and packaging for snack brand 9Nine, previously known as 9Bar. The new look sees a redrawn “9” symbol, and a new brand colour of red. It aims to make the brand less “niche” and more “relevant for the mainstream healthy consumer”, says Paul Taylor, chief creative officer […]
Provided with just a blank sheet of paper and rows upon rows of empty bottles as inspiration, Equator tasked its design team with creating some unique infused spirit and liquor brands. The designers brewed and created the drinks before coming up with their own brief and designing a branding and packaging solution. Examples included a tennis […]
Consultancy Robot Food has designed a new visual identity for crisps brand Seabrook. The rebrand and packaging redesign aims to show off the heritage and “bold flavours” of the brand. Bright red, wavy stripes feature on the original sea salted flavour packet, blue on the sea salt & vinegar flavour and yellow on the cheese […]
Smith&+Village has rebranded Lancashire-based supermarket Booths’ range of cakes and puddings. The redesign looks to position the range as being Booths’ own brand, but also nods to Lancashire bakery Waterfields, where the puddings and cakes are made. The packaging design is inspired by Art Deco style, with a bright colour palette of green, pink, turquoise, […]
Consultancy Bluemarlin has relaunched Finnish beer brand Varasto more than 100 years after it was first founded. Produced by one of Finland’s biggest breweries Sinebrychoff, Varasto was taken off the market 50 years ago. For the relaunch of the beer, Bluemarlin took inspiration from the history of the Finnish city of Kerava and Varasto’s original […]
The cereal with the well-known yellow, fluffy monster has been rebranded, taking on a more “natural” look to reflect a new recipe bringing it just below the “high in sugar” boundary.
Find out who we’ve selected to be part of our panel of expert judges and remember you have until 29 March to enter the Design Week Awards.
The soft drinks brand has swapped out its rounded logotype for an angular one, which aims to be more “fun” and “vibrant”.
The majority of clients still expect designers to free pitch, a new book of 500 influential designs is released, and Pentagram creates branding for Pink Floyd Records – the news from the last seven days.