SHAPE: a new diversity scheme looking to get more school kids into design

We speak to Kelly Mackenzie, founding director at White Bear Studio, about new initiative SHAPE, how hard it is to break into the industry without connections, and the need to broaden the workforce.

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DesignStudio refreshes note-taking app Evernote’s elephant logo

The app, which allows users to write notes on a smartphone or computer in many different forms, has been given a refined visual identity focused on an updated elephant symbol, the colour green and two new typefaces.

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Pip Jamieson: Creativity should not be reserved for those who can afford it

The founder at creative networking platform and jobs site The Dots talks about why art and design skills should not be reserved for the middle class, and suggests how the industry can help diversify its workforce.

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Designjunction 2018 reveals programme for London’s South Bank

The annual design fair and exhibition, which takes place during London Design Festival, is moving from King’s Cross to South Bank this year, and has announced a host of exhibitors and installations.

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“Scottish design is underrated”: Glasgow exhibition celebrates 20 contemporary makers

We speak to Stacey Hunter, curator at Made in Glasgow, which is showcasing and selling the work of independent designers from the city, including risograph prints, scarves, home products and raincoats inspired by Scottish weather.

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Pentagram’s Marina Willer brands BBC’s Hear Her series

The Pentagram partner has created an identity, moving idents and promotional materials for the new content season, which has been put on by the BBC to mark 100 years since some women over 30 were given the right to vote.

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London Design Festival announces headline Trafalgar Square installation by Es Devlin

Visitors will speak to a lion sculpture, which will remember the words it has heard before “roaring” them back in the form of projection mapped poetry.

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How RAF Museum London is marking 100 years with “hands on” exhibition

RAF Stories: The First Hundred Years 1918-2018 aims to bring to life the stories of those who served, while placing visitors in the cockpit and giving them ethical questions to think about.

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