Emerging London studio Gruff Architects wins award for best architect’s website

UNStudio, Zaha Hadid Architects, White Arkitekter and Gruff Architects, were named among the winners of the Archiboo Web Awards 2019, which spotlight the best websites belonging to architects and architecture companies. Gruff Architects picked up the award for best overall website, with judges praising the emerging studio “for using the website to make the practice […]

Simone Post combines hypnotic patterns with bubbles in African-style fabric

Dutch textile designer Simone Post has adapted a traditional wax printing technique to create a colourful fabric that combines 3D geometries with bubble patterns. Post, who is also a founder of design studio Envisions, designed the Bubble Block Wax for Vlisco, a Dutch fabric manufacturer that produces textiles for the African market. Simone Post created the […]

Pentagram creates “21st-century identity” for Yahoo

Pentagram has redesigned Yahoo’s logo and branding to give the search engine a “bold and confident” identity for the 21st century. The logo has been designed to be more simple and flexible than the previous design, but also look back to the fun of the brand’s “Looney Toons-style” logo from 1996. “Yahoo is one of the […]

Make Bank’s Print Project sees 20 designers create prints to fund arts education

Social enterprise Make Bank has released a collection of 24 prints by British creatives, including textile designer Donna Wilson and graphic designer Peter Chadwick, to help fund arts education for disadvantaged children. The 24 print designs were commissioned by Make Bank, a social enterprise instigated by Kirsty Thomas, a designer and co-founder of Tom Pigeon, […]

Dutch typographer and graphic designer Wim Crouwel dies at 90

Wim Crouwel, the renowned Dutch graphic designer responsible for the identity of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum for more than two decades and founder of Total Design, has died aged 90. Dutch typographer and graphic designer Crouwel, nicknamed Mr Gridnik, died last week in his hometown of Amsterdam at the age of 90. Tributes from around the […]

Qatar unveils emblem for 2022 World Cup

The emblem for the upcoming FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be a figure-of-eight-shaped white band based on the form of shawls often worn in the gulf region. Officially unveiled this week, the white continuous band will be the emblem for the 22nd World Cup, which takes place in Qatar in 2022. The emblem […]

Midcentury Emojis feature Hans J Wegner and Charles and Ray Eames furniture

American design retailer Death by Modernism has created an emoji set so that mid-century-design fans can send small pictures of works by Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen and Hans J Wegner. Death by Modernism – which sells both white label mid-century furniture and paraphenelia related to the period – “emoji-fied” 12 designs for use […]

Colourful circles denote contact-lens prescriptions in Dimple design by Universal Favourite

Australian studio Universal Favourite has designed the packaging for contact lens subscription service Dimple, which makes use of boldly patterned circles that correspond with prescriptions. Dimple is a direct-to-consumer service that targets the millennial market. As such, the company needed branding that would stand out on social media and attract new customers — without losing […]

SomeOne rebrands the House of Commons for the digital age

Design agency SomeOne has updated the visual identity of the UK’s House of Commons to make it perform better across different platforms including apps and social media. London firm SomeOne was tasked with a holistic rebranding project to improve consistency across all touch points, including procedural documents, signage and digital applications. The existing core green […]

Visual identity for Re:publica rebels against digital culture with reams of text

Fertig Design has created a visual identity for the Re:publica conference that uses lengthy passages of text and typography instead of conventional graphics to pay “homage to the written word”. The annual conference is the largest aimed at the digital and internet society, and saw its third edition this year in Berlin. This year’s theme […]

Strange furry creature stars in ad campaign for The Cunning Little Vixen opera

A furry, fox-like creature moves frantically in this ad, created by branding agency Superunion and animation designer Esteban Diacono for a performance of opera The Cunning Little Vixen. The designers tried to visualise a struggle between man and nature in the motion graphics. Their aim was to capture the emotionally charged spirit of the classic […]

OMSE uses augmented reality to create moving 3D typography for Printworks

London design agency OMSE has created an augmented reality campaign for cultural venue Printworks London that transforms static typography into immersive three-dimensional animations. The new creative campaign was developed by OMSE to promote the launch of Printworks‘ autumn-winter season of events across a variety of platforms. The existing graphic identity is based on the venue’s heritage […]

Jessica Walsh splits from Stefan Sagmeister to launch creative agency &Walsh

Graphic designer Jessica Walsh has started her own company after nearly a decade working alongside fellow designer Stefan Sagmeister at New York design studio Sagmeister & Walsh. Walsh, who is partner and art director at Sagmeister & Walsh, announced today on her Instagram account that she has launched her own creative agency called &Walsh. Walsh has […]

Competition: win an illustrated film poster by Aiste Stancikaite

In our latest competition, we’ve teamed up with creative agency Grand Matter to offer five readers the chance to win the print of their choice, illustrated by artist Aiste Stancikaite. Stancikaite has re-imagined posters for the films Call Me by Your Name, Paris is Burning and The Danish Girl as hyper-realistic red pencil drawings. These […]

Useless is a digital directory for London’s zero-waste shops

Ethical creative agency Nice and Serious has developed an online platform that directs Londoners to their closest zero-waste shops and offers tips on how to reduce your reliance on plastics. Useless is described by its creators as “London’s first digital directory that is dedicated exclusively to showcasing the capital’s zero-waste shops”. The website features an […]

Summa designs new visual identity for Spanish postal service Correos

Spanish branding agency Summa has subtly rebranded Correos, the Spanish national postal service, with a simplified logo for the digital age and a new typeface. Summa updated the 350 year-old postal service’s logo with a “simple” and “purist” design, as well as introducing the new lettering created in collaboration with Monotype. Summa designed a new […]

“We wanted to create a symbol” with new minimal BT logo says designer Paul Franklin

London studio Red&White is behind the new minimal logo of telecommunications company BT. Studio founder Paul Franklin told Dezeen that confidence was the key to rebranding the British icon. Red&White‘s brief was to create a more modern and “useful” visual identity, replacing the multicoloured globe logo that the organisation had been using since 2003. According […]

Snøhetta designs both online and physical spaces for Norwegian fashion label Holzweiler

Snøhetta has designed both physical and digital retail spaces for Oslo-based fashion label Holzweiler, featuring a muted colour palette and gridded elements. Holzweiler was keen to offer its customers a similar retail experience both online and in store, so asked Snøhetta to design a showroom and flagship store, but also to create a website to […]

EU costs same as Netflix say Rem Koolhaas and Stephan Petermann in pro-EU film

Architects Rem Koolhaas and Stephan Petermann have produced a film explaining why, at the same price as a Netflix subscription, EU membership offers value for money to UK citizens. Released by the Guardian to coincide with European elections this week, the four-minute film sets out the benefits of being part of the European Union. The […]

Competition: win three architectural prints by Emily Forgot

In our latest competition, we’ve teamed up with designer Emily Forgot to offer readers a chance to win three architectural prints. Based in London, Emily Forgot is the moniker for multidisciplinary designer Emily Alston. Her graphic, colour-block prints depict stylised interiors, and are based on a combination of real and imagined spaces. We’re offering three […]

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