Category: Design Week

Pentagram’s comic-inspired identity for the Barbican’s manga exhibition

Marina Willer has brought the travelling exhibition to life with colourful, storyboard style graphics, while Jody Hudson-Powell and Luke Powell have created a motion-controlled robot installation. The Barbican has opened…
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Zizzi reimagines the “social night in” with modular takeaway packaging

Pearlfisher has redesigned the restaurant chain’s packaging for its takeaway service, with the aim of making it take up less space and enabling food to be shared more easily. Consultancy…
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Habitat creative director Polly Dickens to stand down in the new year

By Tom Banks November 15, 2017 12:01 amNovember 14, 2017 5:20 pm Left, Polly Dickens, right Kate Butler Habitat’s design team is set for a shake-up that will see creative…
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Unit Editions looks to publish double volume Vaughan Oliver book

Art director, designer and typographer Oliver worked with bands including Pixies and Cocteau Twins has given publisher Unit Editions access to his archive, which stretches back 40 years. By Tom…
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Creative control, now in the hands of designers

HP’s SmartStream Designer for Designers software allows designers to create files, see previews of up to 20 variations on any design, and effectively take more creative control of the process. By…
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Sexism in design: “I have been cowed, intimidated and embarrassed”

Allegations around harassment scandals are rife, with Westminster and Hollywood currently under fire. We ask female designers to discuss their experiences of sexism in the workplace. By Sarah Dawood November…
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Sexism in design: “I have been cowed, intimidated and embarrassed”

Allegations around harassment scandals are rife, with Westminster and Hollywood currently under fire. We ask female designers to discuss their experiences of sexism in the workplace. By Sarah Dawood November…
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How to live with a designer without killing them

Designers and their many neuroses are the subject of a new book by Alan Long, who was inspired to write it after his wife “kept on telling [his] friends how…
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What Mazda’s new direction tells us about the future of car design

We head to the Tokyo motor show to learn about Mazda’s design philosophy, built around “elegance” and “simplicity” and to find out why Mazda is sticking with the internal combustion…
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How New Boosbeck is teaching unemployed people to make furniture

An RCA graduate has started a social enterprise in Middlesbrough to teach young people, offenders and people recovering from addiction crafts skills that aim to help them get a job.…
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