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Events

Sweden Makes Designs on the UK

This September, the London Design Fair will welcome the UK launch of Swedish Design Moves, a four-year programme to promote awareness of Swedish design, architecture and fashion around the world. Swedish Design Moves aims to highlight the...

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Design

Shortlisted Designs for the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre

Designs by shortlisted teams in a competition to design a £40 million national Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in the UK have gone on public display. The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation launched the memorial international design...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Designs unveiled for Moontopia, the self-sufficient lunar colony

Ever since the great space race of the 1960s, mankind has dreamt of living amongst the stars, and whilst the concept of lunar colonisation has been a mainstay of science fiction for decades, it's only recently that the idea appears to be broaching...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Bjarke Ingels Group unveils Dubai Hyperloop designs

Bjarke Ingels Group has finally unveiled its designs for the world's first Hyperloop high-speed transportation system in Dubai. The design reveals a fleet of cubic pods, which will transport passengers to Hyperloop's main transport hub before being...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Monotype designs bespoke handwriting typeface for Sir Quentin Blake

If there’s one word that comes to mind when thinking of Sir Quentin Blake’s work, it’s joy. As one of the world’s most eminent and well-loved illustrators, his art - whether found in his famous collaborations with Roald Dahl,...

Posted by: Monotype
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Design

Aesop have designs on Game of Thrones

Following a competitive pitch, Aesop Agency, the brand storytellers, have been picked by HBO to design the Season 1-5 boxset for Game of Thrones, as well as UK-exclusive box art for the show's upcoming sixth season. Their limited edition Season 5...

Posted by: Joe Bracken
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Design

London Eye Architect designs the world's first vertical cable car

Marks Barfield Architects, the same firm that designed the now iconic London Eye, has reached the final stage in its construction of the UK's highest observation tower outside the capital. Billed as the world's first vertical cable, the British...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

NBBJ designs a floating ice rink for the Thames

London and New York are perhaps the two most popular cities for tourists on the planet, and there are countless parallels to be drawn between them. From the underground system and the cultural similarities, to the sheer vastness of the cities...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Economy

HS2 Crewe and Leeds hub designs begin to emerge

As the Government brings forward the deadline for its £55.7 billion high speed rail network HS2 by six years, design visualisations have emerged for stations in Crewe and Leeds. Based on an advisory paper by David Higgins, the chairman of HS2,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

TFL and Barber & Osgerby unveil final Crossrail designs

The interior designs for London’s new Crossrail trains from design duo Barber & Osgerby, have been unveiled by the Mayor of London and Transport for London. Barber & Osgerby have acted as design consultants for the interiors, working alongside...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Method designs head-mounted display for surgeons

With all the technological advancements being thrust upon the world of entertainment, it's only natural (and fair) that these advancements are also being used to benefit us in ways beyond keeping ourselves occupied in the hours between sleep and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

NLA unveil winning designs for London housing crisis competition

From flats over fire stations to starter homes floating on waterways, the 10 winning designs in the New London Architecture competition to find solutions to London's housing shortage couldn't possibly be more diverse and more ambitious. The ideas...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Tom Dixon designs new co-working space, Interchange, in Camden

Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio has created the interiors for a new space for start-ups in North London called “Interchange,” marking the first time the designer has created a co-working space. The space is spread over three...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Designs unveiled for Bath Quays Bridge competition

Six designs from six different teams were revealed this week for a new bridge over the River Avon in Bath. The Bath Quays Bridge will link a new development on the bank of the River Avon with Bath's UNESCO-protected city centre, which is renowned for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

NASA offer $2.25 million for Space Home designs

Most of us have (at one point or another) dreamed of breaching the horizon and travelling into space, but the sad fact is that the vast majority of us (and that's putting it mildly) will never be able to experience space travel, especially now that...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Facebook designs the world's largest open plan office with Gehry

Facebook has begun the process of moving its 2,800 members of staff into the company's elaborate new office space in Palo Alto, California, which founder Mark Zuckerberg has been designed as the “Largest open floor plan in the world.” The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Grow your own designs (literally)

Whilst 3D printing has certainly expanded the horizons when it comes to personal design, one company has taken things a step further by designing a sustainable building material (essentially) from mushrooms. Mushroom Materials is a unique “Grow...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

10 Lip Tickling Package Designs

One almost can't imagine a Patagonia fleeced young fella without a moustache to compliment his nomcore styling these days. In fact, stop and take a quick look around your studio or the tube, or wherever you may be right now. How many boys-to-men are...

Posted by: bluemarlin
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Inspiration

The top ten business card designs

From the most intricate folding cardboard and metal cards to contact details printed on balloons, the humble business card has developed into an art form in itself. With different cards out there trying to stand out and grab your attention more so...

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Inspiration

Designs Of The Year 2014

Spring can mean different things for different people but in the design world it's all about the nominees and the winners of Designs Of The Year. Acting as the main event at the Design Museum until the 25th August, the seven different categories...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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News

Royal Wedding Causes Flurry of New Designs on Everyday Items

You are aware, I'm sure, that Prince William, heir to the throne, is to marry Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey on 29th April 2011. What you may not be aware of, however, that the national celebration has caused an outbreak of organisations to jump...

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Inspiration

Impressive mobile and tablet app designs

Digital designs for mobile and tablets that will inspire you to create more user friendly and visually appealing designs. These impressive designs from a selection of our members make up some of our favourite to have landed on Creativepool...

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Inspiration

Inspiring packaging designs

Packaging design has arguably become one of the most sophisticated, holistic and powerful examples of the designer’s craft. With around 40,000 packs to choose from in your average supermarket the challenge is to stand out. Packaging on a...

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2013 Designs Of The Year

Today sees the opening of the 6th annual Designs Of The Year exhibition and awards at London's Design Museum. Following in the footsteps of previous winners such as Barber Oserby's Olympic Torch and Shepard Fairie's Obama painting, 90 nominees have...

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Inspiration

10 of the best packaging designs

From cool and tasteful to wacky and downright weird, effective product packaging can enable a product to be seen in an entirely new light. Here are ten of my absolute favourites. From spaghetti to headphones, this list covers all and any types of...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Company Spotlight: Juice in full flow

For the past few years, Warsaw-based visual effects firm Juice has produced a constant stream of content that has earned its stripes by being Spotlighted on Creativepool. The projects usually have a sci-fi feel as the company aims to use its...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Port Elizabeth and beyond with illustrator Rebecca Hayter

Freelance illustrator Rebecca Hayter lasted just three months in her role at a design company before following her heart and going it alone. While the structure, salary and guaranteed workflow were nice for a while, her personal beliefs and stance on...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

New COPA90 range celebrates 20 iconic moments in football

The new Premier League season is underway and while all the fresh replica kits look lovely on the players, they are more expensive than ever. The good news for today’s fashion-conscious football fan is that COPA90 has launched a nostalgic...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

ghd launches 15th annual Pink campaign for breast cancer awareness

Styling brand ghd has launched its 15th annual Pink campaign through creative agency Southpaw in partnership with a host of worldwide charity partners. This year’s emotive campaign features tattoo artist David Allen, who has spent 10 years...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

New Blood winners predict the future of creativity

As one of the world’s largest student competitions, the D&AD New Blood Awards represent the best emerging creative talent from around the globe. Year on year, the winning work signals a promising, exciting future for our industry, so off the...

Posted by: D&AD
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Advertising

How it was done: Going Full Circle with motion control

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Digitas, UNIT9 and Envy Advertising recently created a powerful promo called Full Circle. The ad is centred around the first black female astronaut, Mae Jemison, and promotes The John...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Emojis get redesigned for the visually impaired

To coincide with World Emoji Day (17 July), the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has announced an initiative to make emojis more accessible to the blind and partially sighted. Working with globally socially led creative agency We Are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Paddy Power puts 'modern twist' on shirt sponsorships

UK bookmaker Paddy Power has unveiled the designs of its first football club shirt sponsorship - for Huddersfield Town FC - with its name presented in an oversized sash. In what the brand is calling a “modern twist” on traditional shirt...

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Inspiration

Spotlight: Spot the celebrity in Pete Ellis' album of illustrations

While illustrator Pete Ellis jokes he grew up in London’s Thornton Heath long before Glastonbury headliner Stormzy arrived in the area, the rapper wouldn’t look out of place in one of Ellis’ art pieces. His portfolio is awash with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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