As part of our Design Week at 30 series we speak to graphic designer Angus Hyland about his role as a partner at consultancy Pentagram, and how the industry has changed over the past three decades.
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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.
Dn&co has designed the livery for the new shuttle buses being used across Here East, a digital and creative campus in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East London. The livery features the Here East visual identity, and all of the shuttle buses are covered in a series of dot patterns inspired by the Here East […]
East Sussex-based consultancy Box 9 Design has designed the interiors for Rail House Café, a new restaurant in London’s Victoria. The interiors have been designed by Box 9 Design founder Lou Davies in collaboration with the restaurant’s founder Adam White. Inspired by the design of a metropolitan train station, the restaurant features multiple hubs which […]
London-based graphic design studio Interabang has designed the visual identity and packaging for a new tea company called Grek. The monochrome packaging design is based on the founder’s childhood trips to the Greek island of Pyrgi, where geometric, black and white tiles are commonly found. Each tea flavour comes with a booklet featuring a unique […]
Organic chocolate Ombar has been given new branding and packaging by Ocean Branding, which aims to make it appear more “natural” for consumers. The new look features a brushscript typeface, a primary colour palette of white, gold and brown alongside a colourful secondary palette to suit different flavours. Brown wrapping paper-style packaging is used. Ombar […]
A new art project has taken to the streets of Madrid, transforming advertising posters into flowerbeds. Plants of Posters is a new, non-profit venture set up by design copywriters Federico Moreno and Juan Frias. The pair have designed makeshift, cardboard cut-out plant pots that can be attached to ads across the city to counter how […]
Design consultancy Pearlfisher has redesigned the packaging for B&O Play, Bang & Olufsen’s new range of music products, which includes speakers and headphones. The consultancy’s Copenhagen, Denmark studio completed the project, and based the design concept on storytelling, says Pearlfisher, with the aim of making the packaging design reminiscent of magazines. The studio says the […]
Studio ButterflyCannon has designed the branding and packaging for a new range of beauty products for women who are pregnant, and for those following pregnancy. Unity Beauty Essentials: The Pregnancy Collection has been founded by Parvathi Nair, who found existing beauty products for pregnant women to be “cold and clinical-looking”, says the design studio. The […]
The Barbican has announced the winners of its science fiction print competition, Into the Unknown. The competition was launched to mark the cultural organisation’s upcoming sci-fi exhibition, which is due to open in June and will explore literature, art, film, music, comic books and video games related to the genre. The overall winner is London-based […]
Publisher Hartmann Books has published a monograph on the late German graphic designer Willy Fleckhaus. Fleckhaus is best known for his typographic and graphic work on print magazines, such as Twen and Frankfurther Allgemeine, and his logo for the Westdeutscher Rundfunk broadcasting corporation. Fleckhaus: Design/Revolt/Rainbow is the first full monograph of Fleckhaus’ work to be […]
Airline Icelandair has revealed a new, glacier-themed plane to mark its 80th anniversary. The Vatnajökull plane – named after the most active glacier in Iceland – sees the glacier recreated on the plane exterior. It has been spray painted by hand by a team of artists, taking a total of 24 days to create using […]
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.
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”.