Dick Bruna, the illustrator and writer behind children’s character Miffy, has died at age 89.
The latest print design news, views, inspiration and opinion.
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.
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.
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.
Ladybird has launched three Expert titles exploring complex topics, following on from its Ladybird for Grown Ups series. The Expert titles include Climate Change, co-written by Prince Charles, Emily Shuckburgh and Tony Juniper; Evolution, by Steve Jones; and Quantum Mechanics, by Jim Al-Khalili. The books have been illustrated by Ruth Palmer, Rowan Clifford, and Jeff […]
Consultancy Build has worked with Generation Press to create a series of publications looking at the in-house processes of the Brighton-based printing company. The publications, which will be released throughout the year, aim to help bring Generation Press’ print processes to life for potential and existing customers, according to Paul Hewitt, managing director at Generation Press. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Together Design has released a series of Valentine’s Day cards featuring simple black and white illustrations and puns. The illustrations have been created by the consultancy and are part of its Making Faces collection, featuring homeware products such as mugs and prints with illustrated faces on them. The cards are available to buy from Together […]
Pentagram’s Angus Hyland has designed two games for Laurence King publishing – Dazzleship Battleships and Rock Paper Scissors Bomb. Dazzleship Battleships is, as you might imagine, a twist on the boardgame classic battleships, only involving dazzleships – which featured unique camouflage patterns and were deployed during World War One by allied naval forces. The patterns […]
The Beautiful Meme has created an advert for Google parent company Alphabet’s technology incubator, Jigsaw. The simple monochromatic print advert appeared in the February issue of Vice magazine in the US. It is on the subject of free speech and sees the incomplete phrase “You only notice free speech when it’s”, with the rest of […]
Cardiff-based studio Bwtîc has designed the programme for the National Theatre Wales production, Before I Leave. The programme has been designed in a small-scale format and is stitched together to reduce the risk of “elbow-knocking nuisance” or “paper-folding fiddling”, says Bwtîc. It features a bold yellow and black colour palette and comes with three alternative […]
Designer and illustrator Lisa Lloyd has created this paper cut blue tit, which features on the front cover of the current issue of Waitrose Weekend magazine. The commission has also been made into a small set of prints and readers stand to win one of five if they enter a competition.
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.