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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Southbank Centre, Bibendum and other stories

North - Southbank Centre North has designed a new visual identity for London cultural institution, the Southbank Centre, to give it a more “consistent” and less “complex” brand. Southbank Centre, based in Lambeth, is...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Design masters: Happy 40th birthday to Rubik's Cube

"Oh that's shit, that's shit!" No, not a line from a rap song or a complaint from some disaffected yoof that they're misunderstood...or even Charlie Brooker commenting on something or other that actually does demand a bit of snorty ridicule. No, the...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Design

Loughborough University takes a stand against bad design!

Loughborough University announced this week that it will be temporarily halting the rollout of its new visual identity as a result of a petition set up to revoke the revised logo, which was supposedly developed with the aim of bringing the branding...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

River Island experience a Happy Finish at Fashion Week

As part of their ongoing collaborative partnership with high street fashion brand River Island, White Lodge, the production company dedicated to creating premium content for fashion brands, has teamed up with VFX specialists Happy Finish to create a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

A Right Honourable Christmas? When design meets politics

There are few things more cringe-worthy than politicians trying to be any of the following: hip, funny, down with da yoof, normal, John Travolta. I had to add number five because I'm still haunted by images of John "Two Jags" Prescott bopping away at...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advertising

Publicis scoop Coca-Cola design agency for Leo Burnett

It was announced yesterday that the Publicis Groupe is to acquire the design agency Turner Duckworth on behalf of the Leo Burnett network, which it owns. Turner Duckworth is most known for its designs for Coca-Cola, particularly its 2012 redesign of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Events

Clerkenwell Design Week Diary: Day 1

Happy Monday! We are all patiently waiting for the release of innovative installations, pop-up exhibits and showroom events this coming week. For those of you who are new to Clerkenwell Design Week, it is a three day showcase in the heart of one...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Design Portfolio Tips for Designers

Here's some industry advice on how to best showcase your creative potential in your design portfolio. Whether you're aiming at a creative role as a Graphic Designer with an advertising agency, or an Art working job for a blue chip client, we have...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Product design to kill for: designer coffins

Unless you're getting on a bit, you probably haven't given much thought to what sort of coffin you'd like to be buried in when the time comes. There's a funeral director in Golders Green that displays one in his window with a picture of a Spitfire...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Careers

My design tournament submission

Zimri Mayfield has an amazing design channel where he hosts a competition called Design Chicken Chicken, and I made it into the tournament. Here's my video going through my first round submission; a logo and flyer I had to complete in just three...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Design

10 principles of good design from Dieter Rams

In this scene from Rams, Gary Hustwit's recent documentary about Dieter Rams, the legendary designer offers his 10 key principles of good design. Watch as he explains how he reflected on his body of work and the fundamentals of his design philosophy...

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Design

Five things to avoid when choosing your logo design

By Paul Heaton, owner and creative director at Reform Studio. Logos are signs, marks of identity designed for easy recognition. They are used by every kind of organisation in every part of the world, from international corporations to charities and...

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Design

Top 10 innovations from Dutch Design Week 2018

Dutch Design Week is renowned for future thinking and concept-driven projects, making it one of the top design events of the year. This year’s exhibit revolved around something that’s top of the agenda for everyone from governments to...

Posted by: Pearlfisher
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Design

Announcing the winners for the UK's only In-House Design Awards 2018

Congratulations to all the creative teams who entered the UK's only In-House Design awards this year. To celebrate and announce the winners a party was held on Wednesday 7th November 2018 at Savills central London office within their private event...

Posted by: MYWW™
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Features

Creating brands, not design

By Dan Gladden, associate creative director at Pearlfisher New York Great design - it will set your brand on the path to success, right? Challenger brands look to the icons they want to be and often come to our table with the understanding that...

Posted by: Pearlfisher
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Advertising

Why great design needs great copy

Resplendent in a white silk dress and crimson cape, the Queen steps gracefully down from her golden chariot and begins a slow, dignified walk into Westminster Abbey. Accompanied by the ancestral Mistress of the Robes and Archbishop of Canterbury, the...

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Features

Empathy is everything in content design and creation

I recently directed a piece of video content which we hope will form the bedrock of a campaign driving awareness of a specific disease. The disease and its symptoms are taboo. The content and its story are empathetic. Sufferers of this disease...

Posted by: Matthew
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Design

Introducing HolaBrief.com, a better way to create design briefs

A lot happened since my last post talking about my branding process. I started new projects with clients I already had which made me realise how much they trust me. I met new people willing to start new collaborations. I also received (and declined)...

Posted by: Fernando Ifran
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Trends

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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Trends

101 Color Combinations to Inspire Your Next Design

Color is one of the most critical aspects of a design. In this roundup, we compiled 101 brand new color combinations to inspire your next project. Color sets the tone of any visual, engaging viewers while shaping their perceptions. Whether...

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Trends

Design Trends 2018: Bold moments, glitches, layers and diversity

I'm not a designer, lacking both the patience and the creative impulse (at least when it comes to images), but design is something I, and almost everyone else on this planet, appreciate on a very primal level. It's the first thing we notice in almost...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

The Year in Design 2017

Netflix get Abstract for the Art of Design series (January) Netflix began the year with the launch of a new documentary series that took an in-depth look inside the beating heart of the design industry, in much the same manner as their previous,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Events

London Design Fair: Dutch Stuff

This September is the first time that Dutch design will have a dedicated presence at London Design Fair, as over 65 studios, collectives, labels and independent makers from the Netherlands come together for an unprecedented national showcase. Dutch...

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News

Studio Moross design colourful summer campaign for Dreamland Margate

Studio Moross has designed a new 2017 summer campaign for the Dreamland Margate theme park, which uses bold illustration and bright colours to set itself apart from the bigger, less special boys (Alton Towers, Thorpe Park etc) as a truly unique and...

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