Our most popular stories of the week
1. Lippincott has rebranded Black & Decker, with the power tool brand dropping the ampersand and gaining a plus sign to become Black + Decker .
2. The Clearing has created a new identity for Fitness First , which uses an ‘energetic red’.
3. It’s a month until Valentine’s Day, but Miss Cakehead is already preparing by selling black roses .
Our most popular Tweet of the week
Creative industries worth £71bn a year and are UK’s fastest-growing sector: http://t.co/GH7w0C3Ryf
— Design Week (@Design_Week) January 14, 2014
Our favourite Tweets of the week
Dutch picture books from 1810 to 1950. 655 of them, in full. http://t.co/slQaseOYst
— Present and Correct (@presentcorrect) January 16, 2014
— Tom Dyckhoff (@tomdyckhoff) January 13, 2014
The sound of 100 vinyl copies of The White Album playing at once: Dear Prudence celestial; ends up resembling MBV. https://t.co/h88QVTXsAw
— Dorian Lynskey (@Dorianlynskey) January 14, 2014
Quote of the week
‘It was a very depressing trip, very depressing.’ DIrector David Lynch recalls visiting the North of England in the late ’80s to photograph factories .
Image of the week
Asif Khan has designed a ‘Mount Rushmore for the digital age’ for the Sochi Winter Olympics. The facade for the MegaFon pavilion displays the faces of visitors as changing three-dimensional portraits.
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Design stories in the national press
The BBC takes a look at the new 10 euro note design, which boasts a series of security features including raised print, a portrait watermark and a hologram.
The Guardian has an intriguing gallery of miniature food art.
Several newspapers, among them the Telegraph , report on designer Mikhail Kalashnikov’s guilt over how many people were killed by the AK47 rifle he created.