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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.
It is set to be “the most secure coin in the world”, and the first updated design of the one pound coin for over 30 years.
Think you know what happened in design this year? Test yourself with our quiz then tweet @Design_Week with a screenshot of your score and #dwquiz – we’ll pick one person to send a prize to next year.
The news that got you talking this year – we look at the 10 most-read stories across Design Week this year.
We round up our favourite stamp designs from the past five decades, including Quentin Blake’s interpretation of A Christmas Carol and a festive illustrated robin.
From a string of Adobe Creative Cloud updates, to a look at recent US presidential branding, we round up the important design news from the last seven days.
An array of speakers took to the stage at Offset’s first ever Sheffield conference in October, including Moving Brands, a pair of Pentagram partners, and Pip Jamieson, founder of creative job site The Dots. We sum up their valuable advice.
As Pentagram designer Aron Fay launches a crowdfunding campaign to redesign the black and white marbled composition notebook used by creatives for centuries, we ask him about the inspiration behind the project and the previously undocumented history of the notebook.
Typographer and graphic designer Sarah Hyndman, author of Why Fonts Matter, will be giving a talk this month about the power of typefaces in the punk era, part of the current Graphics of Punk exhibition on at the Museum of Brands.
We speak to her about how punk democratised design, and why Snapchat is the modern-day equivalent.
The National Baby Boxes initiative is calling on students to design a box that will be filled with essential items and sent out to families across Scotland.
A book on the influence of Scandinavian design on Canadian craft has been published by Black Dog Publishing. True Nordic: How Scandinavia Influenced Design in Canada examines how the era has made an impact on Canadian craft, design and industrial production since 1920. Authors include George Baird, Rachel Gotlieb, Mark Kingwell and Michael Prokopow, and […]
Indie publisher Belly Kids has released a rather peculiar activity book filled with mazes, games and puzzles, based on American actor Jeff Goldblum. From Independence Day through to Jurassic Park, the book features a series of mindful activities drawn by various illustrators demonstrating Goldblum’s different roles and appearances. The book is roughly A4 size, 32 […]
French illustrator Lucille Clerc has created a new collection of prints for Outline Editions, which take inspiration from the coming season of Spring. The prints are “filled with fresh foliage, exotic blooms and abundant growth”, says Outline Editions, and aim to brighten up people’s walls “whatever the weather’s doing outside”. The prints also incorporate Pantone’s […]
John Morgan Studio has completed the print design for The Magazine of the Artist’s Institute in New York’s second edition. The issue is named Carolee’s, and is dedicated to American visual artist Carolee Schneemann. It features a previously unpublished image archive from the artist’s studio, alongside a profile interview with her.
Consultancy Glazier Design has released a hardback book of its designs for a special edition series of stamps marking Stephen Hawking’s 75th birthday. The hardback book follows the individual stamps, which were made for the Isle of Man Post Office last year. There are 100 copies priced at £250, which will be sold by the […]
Hills Design has rebranded natural and gluten-free snack food company Primal Joy, creating a new visual identity and packaging for the brand. The consultancy created a heart symbol to help convey healthiness, which incorporates the company’s initials. Hills Design says it combined this symbol with a “strong, clean” typeface and white background, alongside “splashes of […]
The new issue of type foundry Monotype’s bi-annual magazine The Recorder has been released. Issue four explores illustrated type, pixel typography and gaming, and type in urban environments, and includes a focus on Edward Johnston’s London Underground typeface, and an article by Adrian Shaughnessy. Illustrations have also been contributed by Justyna Stasik, DR.ME and Friederike […]
Architectural practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has produced a book which looks at museums across Europe and North America and questions what makes them emotionally engaging. The book has been written and art directed by Clare Hughes and illustrated by Stephanie Sandall, and is complemented by an exhibition currently held at the architect’s studio until […]
Animation studio Young has created a mixed-media film for oil and gas company Exxon Mobil. The studio was commissioned by creative consultancy AMV BBDO, and looked to “bring to life” the company through paper craft, stop motion, claymation, CGI and cell animation, says Young. The video took two months to produce and Young aimed to […]
Consultancy B&B has completed the print design for a new cookbook from lifestyle brand Pip & Nut. Shaun Bowen, creative partner at B&B Studio, says the aim was to create a “visually striking” cookbook, which could also be seen as a “beautiful coffee table book”. The Nut Butter Cookbook is published by Quadrille Publishing, and […]
The annual design event in Manchester is showcasing work by Alan Kitching, as well as hosting talks, workshops, and film screenings at venues across the city.
This year’s D&AD annual has been designed by Lucienne Roberts and contains exercises encouraging the reader to think harder about the projects featured.
Last week, we wrote about a new college which hopes to offer students an “alternative route” into design. Now, we ask established creatives – how did you get into the field, and what advice would you offer young people starting out?
The north of England will be inundated with design this month, as festivals and conferences hit Sheffield, Manchester and Newcastle.