A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
Insight and interviews from all the people who matter in design.
Speaking at Offf in Barcelona, the logo extraordinaire talked through his lifetime of work and demonstrated how a childhood love for drawing and time spent grafting in a factory got him to where he is today.
As part of our Design Week at 30 series we speak to letterpress legend Alan Kitching about his career in design, and how the industry has changed over the past three decades.
Rick Haythornthwaite takes over from Sir John Sorrell, who founded the organisation representing the creative sectors in 2014.
American illustrator Ipcar, who created colourful, animal-based picture books for children, has died at the age of 99. We look back at her career.
Aldridge, who has died aged 73, created outrageous, psychedelic illustrations, books and album covers for the likes of The Beatles, The Who, Elton John and Penguin’s science fiction titles. We look back at his illustrious life.
As part of our Design Week at 30 series we catch up with University of the Arts London professor of interactive digital arts Fred Deakin to talk about how design education has changed over the years.
Dick Bruna, the illustrator and writer behind children’s character Miffy, has died at age 89.
French illustrator Jean Jullien has released a new book called Holidays, which offers an unfiltered snapshot of the typical tourist experience. The book includes illustrations of a holidaymaker sunbathing on the beach and another wearing a deflated rubber ring, along with a guide to various types of sunburn fon different parts of the body, such […]
London-based design studio The Beautiful Meme has rebranded performance art group, Clod Ensemble. The new visual identity is inspired by the theories of physical theatre teacher Jacques Lecoq, who proposed that the three main types of drama – tragedy, melodrama and clown – operate in different “planes” or spaces. According to Lecoq, tragedy happens on […]
B&B Studio has designed a “no logo” bottle for Superfly; the latest addition to Firefly’s range of juice drinks which has been created in collaboration with mixologist Mr Lyan. The bottle design features illustrations inspired by botanical books, and does not include a logo on the front in order to create “intrigue and allure” around […]
Alexander Boxill has designed a book and accompanying exhibition titled Social Housing: Definitions and Design Exemplars. Both the exhibition and book look at 24 case studies from six European countries that take a novel approach to social housing practices, including UK-based architectural group Assemble. A yellow, white and black colour palette and bold typography are […]
Designer Charlie Smith has been revealed as the winner of a competition to design the catalogue cover for Free Range, an annual art and design graduate show held at The Old Truman Brewery in east London. Smith’s design is titled Erratic Creativity and comprises a multicoloured, abstract image of an egg based on the graduate […]
The Studio of Williamson Curran (TSWOC) has designed a new book which documents the permanent installation at Tottenham Court Road Underground Station by French artist Daniel Buren. The London-based graphic design studio was commissioned by publisher Art/Books and Transport for London (TfL) initiative Art on the Underground to create the book. It has been edited […]
Ceramic designer Matthew Raw is set to unveil his first solo show during London Craft Week. Clad will feature eight tile artworks by Raw, inspired by how the movement of people changes built environments over time. The tiles are designed to represent the “urban grids” which shape our cities, says Raw. Clad will go on […]
Heal’s Modern Craft Market, which takes place in central London, is set to showcase a selection of craft goods made by The Blackhorse Workshop. Based in London district Walthamstow and set up by architectural group Assemble, The Blackhorse Workshop provides workshop space to over 40 furniture and product designers. The annual craft market’s theme for […]
Studio Leo Burnett Italy has designed a series of limited edition Moleskine notebooks decorated with various Marvel Comics superheroes. The series includes book covers featuring Hulk, Spider-Man and Thor, and aims to act as “a reminder that before becoming our favourite movies, superheroes take their first steps as sketches on paper”, says the studio. The […]
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 […]
Jones has led the design team at Marks & Spencer for nearly three years, and will now take up a job at global brand consultancy Landor.
Hunt has changed career paths, resigning from his role as a Labour Party MP to become the London Victoria and Albert museum’s new director.
Graphic designer Ben Bos shaped and influenced the Dutch Design scene for over 50 years and his work will be remembered for its “clarity, simplicity and functionality”.
Architect David Adjaye and Condé Nast artistic director Anna Wintour have received honours this year, alongside academics, costume and fashion designers.
Hilton takes on the new role of co-chief creative officer, part of the 135-strong team at design consultancy Native.