The week in design

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1. Ordnance Survey has been rebranded OS in a project led by Other, which has looked to evocate the company’s position as a modern big data organisation.

2. Brandopus has rebranded cycling retailer Wiggle, introducing a new icon, colourways and wordmark in a bid to better communicate that Wiggle represents “a love of sport”.

Bullet train

Source: Hikosaemon

3. Japanese designer Kenji Ekuan, whose works include a bullet train and the red-capped Kikkoman soy sauce bottle, has died at the age of 85.

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Image of the week

There are lots of lovely works in the V&A’s touring exhibition Posters of Protest and Revolution, including this one by Aida Wild.

Quote of the week

Soy sauce

Source: Kiersten Chou

“Few industrial designers have found their way into so many millions of households across the globe. But from Mexico to Shanghai, Ekuan’s Kikkoman soy sauce bottle is instantly recognisable and embodies simple, elegant, intelligent design.” PriestmanGoode co-founder Paul Priestman is among those who pay tribute to Japanese designer Kenji Ekuan.

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Method has created Coda – an interesting new news-telling platform that lets journalists explore stories in depth.

Design stories in the national press

The Guardian takes a look at how to become a greetings card designer.

Nissan has unveiled a glow-in-the-dark car. The Daily Mail takes a look.

Indonesia could lose the right to host the 2018 Asian Games unless its main sporting body changes a logo that includes the Olympic rings, reports Yahoo.

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