A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
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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.
Lord Mandelson will also replace Luqman Arnold as chairman of the board of trustees from March next year.
As Design Week celebrates its 30th birthday, we speak to a host of designers who have been working in the industry since 1986. First in the series is founder at Priestman Associates, Paul Priestman.
Office supplies company Viking Direct has commissioned illustrator Paul Blow to create visual interpretations of idioms used in different languages. The British company hopes to showcase its breadth of international employees through the fun project, with 11 illustrations of idioms originating from different countries, along with their meanings in English. Obscure examples include “To slide […]
Building V&A Dundee from V&A Dundee on Vimeo. The team behind the yet-to-open Victoria and Albert (V&A) Dundee has released a film detailing its architecture and the cultural place it will hold in the city. The film includes interviews with people involved in the project such as architect Kengo Kuma and Dundee City Council executive […]
All Works has designed a campaign for a new film compilation of the Nicholas Brothers, a 1930s black American tap-dancing duo who helped to encourage racial integration in the entertainment industry. The film compilation is part of the British Film Institute’s (BFI) Black Star season. The campaign aims to capture the “movement, energy and dynamic […]
Swedish consultancy Volt has designed a book for Swiss pharmaceuticals company Octapharma’s Moscow office. The book looks at the architecture and history of the building in which the company is based in Russia. The print design reflects the building’s past, with a gradient running through the book that starts with the original colour of the […]
Brand design consultancies JWDK and GW+Co have rebranded planning and development consultancy Lichfields, with a series of colourful, geometric shapes representing buildings. The abstract, Tetris-style shapes are based on a bird’s eye view of different urban landscapes, says JWDK, and are used to hold images and photography, create letters, and one is used to contain […]
Consultancy All Works has designed a new visual identity for north London art gallery Light Eye Mind, which plays with the ability of the human eye to read inverted letters. The new branding features a simple, sans-serif, all-capitals, black typeface used for the gallery name and accompanying copy. Certain letters are inverted, either by being […]
Fashion Revolution has published the first issue of its eponymous fanzine, called #001 Money Fashion Power. The issue looks to explore “the hidden stories behind our clothing”, highlighting factors such as how consumers can use their purchasing power to make a positive difference for garment workers. The Fashion Revolution team has collaborated with a series […]
Johnson Banks has designed the identity for this year’s Brighton Festival, which is being guest directed by poet and recording artist Kate Tempest. The identity is inspired by the theme of the festival programme curated by Tempest: “Everyday Epic”. It features an illustration by Brighton-based tattoo artist Adam Sage, inspired by Greek mythology but featuring […]
German illustrator Dieter Braun has designed a book featuring illustrations of wild animals from the southern hemisphere. Wild Animals of the South includes colourful illustrations of elephants in Africa, kangaroos in Australia and blue whales in the ocean, with accompanying descriptions. It is a follow up to Wild Animals of the North, and will be […]
Jasper Morrison has designed an All Plastic Chair (APC), which translates classic wooden seating style into a “21st century plastic manifestation”. The chair, which won the best chair product at Salone del Mobile in 2016, is made from dyed-through polypropene and features an ergonomic backrest. The APC is available to pre-order from The Conran Shop […]
The designer previously created the Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design Studio, and ran it until July 2016.
Sorrell, who founded the Creative Industries Federation in 2014, will be giving up his role as chairman by 2017.
Martin Roth, director of the Victoria and Albert museum, has announced he will be leaving his role this year after reportedly expressing dismay at the UK’s Brexit vote in June.