The book has been written by entrepreneur Steve Vassallo to help guide designers in setting up their own businesses, and also teach start-ups and big companies how to value design.
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We reveal all of the winners from last night’s Design Week Awards across every category, plus Best in Show, Hall of Fame and Rising Star.
From a panel discussion hosted by Design Week about the effect of Brexit on the design industry, to a display of screen-printed furniture created by Anthony Burrill and Michael Marriott, we round up the best bits to check out at Clerkenwell Design Week this year.
From the Design Week Awards 2017 shortlist, to an exclusive Angus Hyland interview and a look at political parties’ general election campaign designs, we round up the important design news from the last seven days.
The campaign to revive designer Paul Rand’s graphic design system for the tech company has been initiated by French publishing house Empire.
In light of the election set to take place next month, we look at how the main political parties are attempting to win over voters through their branding and campaigns.
London-based studio Ard has worked on the redesign, which looks to differentiate the publication from the overall Tate brand and compete with other independent and mainstream art magazines.
Graphic designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth have just launched their latest crowdfunding campaign with the aim of reissuing a hardback version of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 1977 Graphic Standards System. We speak to Reed about setting up the publishing house and why keeping historic designs such as standards manuals alive is so important.
This month, you can delve into a retrospective book on the work of Noma Bar, visit the Dundee Design Festival and take a trip to the V&A to learn about Pink Floyd.
Independent publisher Standards Manual has teamed up with the AIGA and consultancy Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv to launch a crowdfunding campaign to republish the graphic design classic.
SomeOne has given the London tourist attraction a new visual identity, which hopes to highlight the “interactive” elements of the museum and boost visitor numbers.
This month, independent publisher Unit Editions has released Paula Scher: Works – a 522-page book documenting the life and work of the Pentagram partner. We speak to the book’s co-editor Adrian Shaughnessy about what makes Scher “remarkable”, her politically-motivated projects, and her refusal to be typecast as a “female designer”.
For the last 11 years, Penguin Random House UK has put on the Student Design Award, an opportunity for young designers to take an imaginative pop at some of the most timeless book covers ever published. This year, the gauntlet was set across three categories: Adult Fiction Cover Award was To Kill a Mockingbird by […]
Print company Saxoprint is holding a postcard competition that asks creatives to summarise their view of Britain in 2017 through design and illustration. The competition is being judged by a panel led by ex-Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon, and shortlisted entries and winners will be revealed in an exhibition on 23 September. The venue is yet […]
Visual Communication students at The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design have designed a new book of critical and creative writing. Anthology features the writing of the university’s English Literature and Creative Writing students, alongside illustrations and design by Visual Communication students. It aims to be a collection of the school’s “best fiction, poetry, […]
Mother Design has completed its first project since joining the BBC’s roster, the branding and campaign for a new BBC Three show. Sorry Not Sorry For Being Me aims to explore the personal identities and “uniqueness” of young people, and enable young viewers to feel comfortable in themselves. The campaign includes print advertising, social media […]
Sherlock Studio has created a guidebook to Brighton and Hove, which has been “written by children for children”. Pebbles, People and Places to Go: A Children’s Guide to Brighton & Hove features an illustrative style inspired by the colour palette often seen in seaside postcards. It looks to reflect the testimonies of the young writers […]
Monotype has released a new typeface called SST, which has been created by the type foundry in collaboration with technology company Sony’s in-house design team. Designed to be both “expressive” and “flexible”, according to Monotype, the typeface supports nearly 100 different languages and comes in six different weights and italics, including typewriter and condensed styles. […]
Husmee Studio has worked with paper company Arjowiggins to bring together different designers to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Helvetica. The Spain-based studio has organised a project asking various design studios to create a poster devoted to the typeface. Sans-serif typeface Helvetica was developed by Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann in Switzerland in 1957. Twenty […]
Uber’s in-house design team has launched a new advertising campaign. Produced in collaboration with agencies Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) London and Manning Gottlieb OMD, the campaign is called “Where to?” and is centred around the idea of “the effortless journey”, says Uber. The campaign film has been directed by Kim Gehrig and tells the story […]
Wales-based studio Smörgåsbord has been commissioned by the Welsh Government to design a new magazine promoting the country’s food and drink sector. The new publication is part of a wider place branding project for Wales completed by Smörgåsbord last year. The A3, loose-paper magazine features the Cymru Wales Sans typeface created in collaboration with type […]
Illustrator David Shrigley has worked with human rights organisation Liberty on a campaign that hopes to persuade Government to choose “decency” over “discrimination”, says the charity. #KeepBritainKind will last five years and will involve Liberty campaigning in Parliament, in courts and on streets across the UK to dismantle existing laws which they see as “racist, […]
Type expert and graphic designer Sarah Hyndman has written and illustrated an activity book that asks readers to bring typefaces to life through drawing, colouring and thinking. Published by Laurence King, How to Draw Type and Influence People encourages people to delve into the words they encounter subconsciously every day and think about how they might look, feel, smell and sound. We speak to Hyndman about how the book aims to get people away from their computers and engage their imaginations.
The Government’s Home Office has put out a call for a new British passport design set to launch in 2019, the same year the UK will leave the European Union.
This month, you can look forward to D&AD Festival, Milan Design Week and a new Thames & Hudson book exploring the powerful influence of typography.
Last week, we wrote about a new book which spotlights 500 notable graphic designs dating back to the 15th century and makes connections between projects that have influenced others. Now we ask designers which figures have had the greatest influence on their own work?