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Something to offend everyone – Hope to Nope at the Design Museum

“Something to offend everyone” – that’s how the curator describes Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18, a new exhibition at the Design Museum looking at how people have used creativity to react to political upheaval over the past...

Posted by: Stephen ONeill
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The Design Museum taps Leo Burnett

The London Design Museum has appointed Leo Burnett as its official design partner for the museum’s final year in its current location at 28 Shad Thames in central London near Tower Bridge, where it has existed since 1989 as the world's leading...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design Museum unveils £80 million refresh

The London Design Museum is set to move to Kensington as part of a drastic £80 million revamp, which will see leaving its current home at Shad Thames near Tower Bridge, and setting up shop in its new skin by 2016. The museum will triple in size...

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Design Thinkers Academy launches in UK

The Design Thinkers Academy is launching in the UK to offer design thinking training for leadership teams at large organisations. The academy was founded in Amsterdam in 2011, and has spent the last 5 years working with hundreds of organisations,...

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Top 5 London exhibitions to inspire graphic design: June 2015

London is over-stuffed with gallery choices, one of the many great things about the city. But where to go when you want a dash of visual inspiration or a calligraphy calm down? We've scoured around for the best design-led exhibitions on in London...

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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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CP Loves... Designers In Residence at the Design Museum.

by Jessica Hazel. Today marks the opening of the 5th Annual Designers In Residence exhibition at the Design Museum. The 2012 brief, entitled "Thrift," invited designers to explore whether or not it is more difficult to produce a refined design for...

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Design Spotlight: The London Postal Museum

On the surface at least, there's nothing particularly exciting about the mail, and yet without it, many facets of our society simply couldn't function. Granted the internet has cut down significantly on a number of everyday necessities, but sometimes...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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London Transport Museum opens Design Gallery and pop-up shop

The recent history of London is a fascinating one indeed, especially when you factor in how the progress of transportation has transformed the city into a bustling, seemingly endless metropolis. The designs that underlined these changes appeared to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Designjunction and Dwell on Design team up for NYCxDESIGN

For the first time this May 13-15, The UK’s leading design exhibition Designjunction and Dwell on Design, America’s largest design event, will partner during NYCxDESIGN this weekend (May 13 - 15) in a highly anticipated collaborative show...

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The Old Vinyl Factory becomes a major design incubator

The ground-floor of the Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes, West London, which was at the forefront of UK technological development for much of the 20th century, has been reimagined as an incubator space for start-up product design businesses. The site was...

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London Design Festival 2015: The Highlights

Somerset House At this year’s festival, Somerset House, which is often seen as one of the main hubs of the event, exhibited a range of exciting design innovations. From tree-shaped furniture to a piano played by light and a virtual reality...

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Bompas & Parr to curate first Museum of Food for London

Bompas & Parr is set to launch a new London museum based on the art and science of food. Called the British Museum of Food, it will open next month (October 23) in Borough Market for three months, and will be the world’s first cultural...

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Cooper Hewitt Museum undergoes 'Oparatic' redesign

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, which is the only museum in the country devoted to historical and contemporary design, will be reopening on the 12th of December following a “Transformational” redesign and a...

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A plug wins the Brit Insurance Design Awards 2010.

Back in 2008 Brit Insurance and the Design Museum teamed up to bring us the Brit Insurance Design Award an international, annual award ceremony and supporting exhibition for up and coming designers in the categories of architecture, fashion,...

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Plumen light bulb Wins Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2011

Last night it was announced that the British Designer Samuel Wilkinson and the supporting product design company Hulger have scooped the Brit Insurance Design of the Year award with their innovative redesign of the low-energy light bulb. The award...

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Indigo Design Award Announces 2020 Shortlisted Design Winners

Indigo Design Award is thrilled to announce our shortlisted 2020 design winners in all areas from Best Graphic Design to Games and Discovery of the Year. We spent the past year scouring the globe for the best in visual design from jaw-dropping...

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My London Design Festival 2019 highlights

One of the strange truths about working in the creative industry is how easy it is for your focus to narrow and shut out other people’s exciting projects. It’s a trap that leads to people becoming predictable and something I don’t...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Indigo Award adds Design for Social Change category

This year, Indigo Award held the honour of hosting its second annual ceremony in the heart of Costa del Sol in Spain. The stunning beach town buzzed with some of the world’s best and brightest in design as the industry’s leading talent...

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Indigo Design Award 2019 winners announced in Spain

Every year Indigo Design Award chooses a cutting-edge location to honor an entourage of only the best and brightest in graphic design. The aim is to reward those whose innovative ideas are changing the industry one pixelating proposal at a time- and...

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Leo Burnett London’s McDonald’s ads to be exhibited at New York museum

Leo Burnett London’s print ad series for McDonald’s will be exhibited and become part of the permanent collection at the prestigious Poster House museum in New York. The series of ads for McDonald’s McCafe, called “Hands” and created by Leo...

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London Design Festival: 10 Must-See Events

The annual London Design Festival has become one of the most expansive and impressive celebrations of design in the world, with hundreds of things to do and see. The festival kicked off in earnest over the weekend, and it's certainly hit the ground...

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The V&A celebrates 50 years of Pink Floyd design genius

Pink Floyd are widely regarded as the god-fathers of progressive rock music and one of the biggest and best bands of all time. The prog rock genre gained the title due to the way it's practitioners tried to push the boundaries of what what until then...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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krow promote colourful summer exhibition at the Natural History Museum

To support the Natural History Museum’s brand new major summer exhibition, Colour and Vision, krow, a partner agency with the Museum for the past 8 years, has created a striking new outdoor, press and digital marketing campaign. This highly...

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Ikea Museum set to open in Sweden

Ikea is a lot of things to a lot of people. To some of us, it's essentially hell on earth; a gigantic shrine to consumerism with added meatballs, which pushes products you'd need a masters in engineering to assemble with any genuine level of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Seaweed packaging wins Lexus Design Grand Prix Award 2016

An eco-friendly prototype packaging product made from seaweed has been named as the Grand Prix winner of this year's Lexus Design Award for emerging designers. The “Agar Plasticity” project was created by a team of three Japanese...

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David Bowie: A Death in Design

When the news dropped yesterday morning that the man born David Robert Jones (he changed his stage name to avoid being mistaken for Davy Jones from The Monkees) had passed away at the age of 69, I was actually half way through my 7th or 8th run...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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A celebration of London Transport's design icons

Transported by Design is a celebration of a rich design heritage, dating back over 150 years. Running from July 2015 to early 2017, this programme of events, exhibitions and competitions will raise awareness of the pioneering design used every day by...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Barber & Osgerby take 2015 London Design Medal

Every year, the London Design Festival descends upon the capital and brings the design community to life. For the last 9 years, the festival has also brought with it the London Design Medal, an accolade that has become remarkably important when...

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The British Music Experience museum moves to Liverpool

The British Music Experience (BME) museum, which first opened in 2009 at London Greenwich’s O2 building, but closed down in April last year, is set to reopen next year (Spring 2016) with brand new interiors at the Cunard Building in Liverpool,...

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Design Icons: The Coca-Cola Bottle

In 1915, an American lawyer Harold Hirsch organised a design competition. Eight packaging companies were invited to build “a bottle which a person could recognise even if they felt it in the dark, and so shaped that, even if broken, a person...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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London Design Festival 2015 reveals gigantic installations

The London Design Festival recently unveiled it's installation plans for the 2015 festival, which will run between the 19th and the 27th of September this year. David Adjaye, Alex Chinneck and Mischer Traxler are among the esteemed designers set...

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