We take a look at the design of the new waterproof £5 note, which has been introduced so that it can last longer and help to prevent counterfeiting.
The latest print design news, views, inspiration and opinion.
This coming month you can read a new book on typography tips, go to an academic design festival in Copenhagen via Edinburgh Airport, where you’ll find a Scottish design exhibition…
From Moleskine’s first ever café to an exploration to a new Designer Studio for Selfridges’ flagship store, we round up the important design news from the last seven days.
From a huge exhibition space for Nestlé to Network Rail’s new inclusive design guidelines, we round up the important design news from the last seven days.
The non-partisan U.S. presidential election poster campaign from the Professional Association for Design (AIGA) looks to use “beautiful imagery” to encourage people to take an interest in politics.
Last week it was announced that an original version of the Keep Calm and Carry on poster is expected to sell for more than £20,000 at auction. We asked designers about the political posters they find most captivating.
Last week, American director Gary Hustwit announced he was creating a documentary about product designer Dieter Rams. Now, we ask the question – which designer would you like to see a documentary about?
In addition to the category awards and best of show we also celebrate a young Rising Star, induct two design industry greats into our Hall of Fame and find the best Best of Show ever in the Age of Design category. The results are as follows…
All of the winners from the Design Week Awards, project profiles and reaction from the judges.
The redesign also makes it simpler for users to navigate the website and online production tool, ARTHR.
Royal Mail has created a new set of stamps, which showcase Pink Floyd’s iconic album artwork and have taken inspiration from a 2010 Studio Dempsey design.
Consultancy Osborne Ross was commissioned to create this cute collection of animal stamps, which aim to make sending post more fun.
Illustrator Noma Bar has released a new selection of prints, which are available to buy through Outline Editions. Bar uses “bold colours, shapes and pared down iconography”, says Outline Editions, and “imbues simple graphic forms with political and social commentary”. The prints range from £180 to £750 in price. You can view them here. Photos […]
True North has designed a collection of essays exploring the relevance of Shakespeare in society today, by looking at the context and connection that Shakespeare has around the Globe. The British Council commission includes Nobel-prize winning writers, politicians and others looking at how Shakespeare has a connection with their society. True North has designed a printed […]
Mixed media artist Dan Baldwin is holding a solo exhibition of his work at the Maddox Gallery in London in October. His work “merges political, religious and cultural motifs”, says the gallery, through an array of objects, glazes and acrylics. The exhibition runs 5-25 October at Maddox Gallery, 9 Maddox Street, London W1S 2QE.
Illustrator Kristjana S Williams has released a new series of prints, inspired by nature. Williams creates collages out of engravings, maps and encyclopaedias to make “fantastical landscapes”, says Outline Editions, which is selling the prints. The prints are available to buy for £315 each from Outline Editions.
An Artful Life has created these hand-cast letters and numbers, which are now being sold in the Barbican gallery and the National Centre for Craft and Design. Each letter comes packaged in a matchbox and the entire product has been conceived and designed by An Artful Life’s interior architect Kate Whitfield, who says she was […]
A pop-up book version of the V&A Dundee has been unveiled, created by designers Tessa Asquith-Lamb and Martin Baillie. The miniature V&A Museum of Design Dundee emerges from a large book, and is on show at Edinburgh International Book Festival, and sits alongside smaller kit versions to allow children to create their own paper museums. […]
Graphic designer Christoph Stolberg has created the monograph for French artist Henri Barande, The Work Beyond, creating an algorithm that gives each of the 4,000 limited-edition books a different design. The concept for the book jacket came about when Stolberg visited the artist’s studio and noted the tightly hung sequences in which his canvases were […]
Paris-based graphic designer Bastien Contraire has created Undercover, a book of duotone stencil images grouped together with one “odd one out” for readers to find. Each page shows a range of similar things, such as fruit, hats or dogs, in which one of the group is slightly out-of-place. Some spreads show subtle visual jokes – an […]
Belly Kids are paying tribute to famous couples with its new #relationshipgoals colouring book, Modern Lovers. The illustrations cover everyone from big name celeb couples such as Beyoncé and Jay Z to famous onscreen romances, including Mulder and Scully from the X-Files. Modern Lovers is available to buy from bellykids.bigcartel.com
Book designs and typography by William Morris and his Art + Craft movement peers are to be celebrated in a new show at Ditchling Museum in East Sussex. The Book Beautiful: William Morris, Hilary Pepler and the Private Press Story show marks the centenary of the St Dominic’s Press, founded in Ditchling in 1916, and examines the English […]
In his book Pretty Much Everything, US graphic designer Aaron James Draplin shares design and business tips. A “mid-career survey” of his work, it’s full of case studies, how-tos and advice. This exclusive extract is on the power of thick lines…
MinaLima, the consultancy behind the graphic and prop design for the Harry Potter films, is opening a new exhibition space which showcases the breadth of its work.
Banknote and coin design has hit the news recently, with the launch of the new Scottish banknote and digital currency Bitcoin being thrown back into public attention. Now, designers tell us about their favourite designs for money.
The Royal Mail, in collaboration with designers Kate Stephens, Supple Studio and Jessica Hische, has released some photography-based stamps commemorating HM the Queen’s life so far.