As Phaidon releases a new book looking at famous graphic designs from all over the world dating from the 15th century up to the present day, we speak to the publishing house’s editorial director Emilia Terragni about the process of narrowing down millions of designs to just 500, and why Graphic isn’t strictly a history book.
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The refresh for print and online has been carried out by the media company’s in-house design team alongside design consultant Mark Leeds.
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.
The National Health Service (NHS) has new compulsory rules around logo placement, typeface and colour usage, which have allegedly sparked anger from hospital managers under pressure to save money.
The show takes place at University of Reading’s Museum of Rural English Life, and will include 175 Ladybird covers.
The high-end, biannual print magazine is aimed at industry professionals working in graphics, branding, interiors, fashion and product design.
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.
Dick Bruna, the illustrator and writer behind children’s character Miffy, has died at age 89.
The magazine’s art director David Lane has given it a new print design, which aims to represent how contemporary art is “reactive” and “makes a statement”.
This month, you can hear a talk by SEA founder Bryan Edmondson and binge watch a new Netflix docu-series featuring graphic designer Paula Scher.
London Transport Museum’s exhibition Poster Parade: Re-imagining historical posters explores the pervasive influence of London’s transport design.
Ad agency Grey London has designed a new identity for advertising and marketing awards body, The Creative Circle. The identity is designed to be “anarchic” and “angry”, says Grey London, with a new annual featuring pre-torn and screwed up pages, defaced photos of The Creative Circle’s president and jurors and ink deliberately splashed over the […]
Online stationery retailer Papier has collaborated with the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum to produce a new stationery collection featuring designs taken from 19th century architect Owen Jones’ archive. The Middle Eastern-inspired collection features designs from Jones’ 1856 publication The Grammar of Ornament, with the patterns being taken from original drawings Jones produced for the […]
Printing studio Moo has launched a series of colourful, hardback notebooks. There are six notebooks across two colour collections of classic and bright. They contain 16 pages of GF Smith Colorplan paper, and 160 pages of Swedish Munken Kristall paper, which Moo says “will never yellow”. Colours span pink, light and navy blue, lime green, […]
Penguin Random House is set to release a fun – or perhaps frightening, depending on your temperament – book of eggs painted as clowns. The Clown Egg Register records over 250 clown faces painted onto eggs, to celebrate what the publisher describes as a “dying art form” that continues to “delight and terrify children and […]
Graphic designer Jonathan Roberts has designed a new concept publication that celebrates the history of the Premier League. 25 Years of the Premier League cites facts, records and statistics supplied by Opta, the Premier League’s official sports data provider. Records include highest appearances, highest possession in a game and furthest distance for a goal. The […]
Several junior designers from Design Bridge’s London office have designed a poster campaign to promote the consultancy’s annual Dog’s Bollocks competition for design students. The campaign is based around the concept of “said no award winner ever”, and is designed to be a “tongue-in-cheek” take on “all the wrong advice”, says Design Bridge. The posters, […]
Illustrator David Doran has created a new travel-inspired book of typographic prints called Alphabet Cities: Around The World in 32 Pull-Out Prints. The book features 32 pull-out prints with illustrations of cities all over the world, including Amsterdam, Zurich, Nashville, Istanbul, Reykjavik and Tokyo. Doran’s illustrated scenes and characters take inspiration from early and mid-20th […]
Gravity Road has worked with illustration studio Rude to design a series of “provocative” campaign posters for Advertising Week Europe. The posters feature illustrations, coupled with controversial quotes from past speakers such as comedian Jimmy Carr and artist Grayson Perry. Mark Boyd, founding partner at Gravity Road, says: “There’s lively debate at Advertising Week Europe […]
Together Design has worked with illustrator Adam Simpson to redesign the Royal Society of the Arts’ (RSA) membership card. The Fellowship card indicates that a person or organisation is a member of the RSA. Together Design says they aimed to create something that was “thought-provoking” and “full of imagination”, which RSA Fellows would be “proud” […]
Type foundry Monotype has released a new typeface called Masqualero, which has been designed by Jim Ford of Monotype Studio. The typeface is a tribute to the late jazz musician Miles Davis, with letterforms that are designed to be “as enigmatic and complex as the musician himself”, says Monotype. Ford came up with the idea […]
We’re putting together some in-depth research on the state of play of the design industry, to see what it looks like, how much designers get paid (and how happy they are about it), as well as what perks designers are being offered.
The Design Week Awards is back with a bunch of new awards alongside old favourites to recognise the growing breadth and integration of the industry. It’s time to get entering.
Pentagram partner Domenic Lippa says the tweaked logo, refreshed colour palette and new advertising campaign hopes to make the university’s visual look “more modern” and “less austere”.
This month, you can explore the magical world of the Moomins and read about the illustrious history of the Design Museum.