Zara logo gets controversial revamp by Baron & Baron


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Zara's logo gets a controversial revamp by Baron & Baron


Letters overlap one another in the new logo for Spanish fashion retailer Zara, designed by French agency Baron & Baron, prompting criticism from fellow designers. Read more


Design in Charts


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Aaaand now I want pie.

Raeburn announces new name and logo for brand’s 10th anniversary


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Raeburn announces new name and logo for brand's 10th anniversary


Swiss design duo Régis Tosetti and Simon Palmieri have rebranded luxury menswear brand Christopher Raeburn and introduced a new logo that references the company’s heritage. Read more


Pentagram deconstructs Slack’s hashtag logo in rebrand


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Slack rebrand by Pentagram


Pentagram has adapted the logo of workplace messaging system Slack into a pattern of speech bubbles and lozenge shapes as part of a rebranding effort. Read more


Australian designers suggest Bleached Coral to follow Pantone’s “tone deaf” colour of the year


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Bleached Coral Jack and Huei Pantone


Australian design studio Jack and Huei has proposed Bleached Coral as the colour of the year for 2020, claiming that Pantone’s shade for this year Living Coral fails to highlight the ongoing destruction of coral reefs. Read more


Keiichi Matsuda explores dystopian future of the workplace in new film Merger


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Keiichi Matsuda explores dystopian future of work in new film Merger


London-based designer Keiichi Matsuda suggests how augmented reality will define the workstation of the future, in a short film that explores the growing obsession with productivity in the workplace. Read more


Open-access protest posters by Vivienne Westwood and Nan Goldin appear in Visionaire


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Tilda Swindon and Vivienne Westwood among those to design protest posters

Nan Goldin and Vivienne Westwood are among ten artists and activists commissioned by Visionaire magazine to design a series of protest posters that you can download and use for free. Read more

US midterm elections logos compiled into searchable database


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Center For American Design And Politics

This archive organises campaign logos of every candidate on the ballot in America’s congressional elections today, revealing design trends across the competing parties. Read more

Norwegian banknotes featuring Snøhetta’s pixelated designs now in circulation


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Snøhetta's pixelated design for Norway's banknote goes into circulation

Norway has put new 50 and 500 kroner banknotes into circulation, featuring pixelated images of Norwegian coastlines designed by architecture studio Snøhetta. Read more

“World’s first design-led bank” Anna aims to attract creative businesses


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Absolutely No-Nonsense Admin bank

A new business-banking service called Anna has launched with a design-first strategy aimed at reducing admin hassle for small UK firms. Read more

Sans Forgetica is a font that aids memory


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Researchers at Melbourne's RMIT University have created a font that aids memory

Researchers at Melbourne’s RMIT University Behavioural Business Lab have combined design and psychology principles to create a typeface that helps students to remember what they have read. Read more

Protests as Sydney Opera House turned into billboard to advertise horse racing


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Sydney Opera House

The Jørn Utzon-designed Sydney Opera House has been lit up with graphics to advertising a horse race, prompting protests from designers and locals. Read more

Pentagram evokes speed with branding for online car shop Vroom


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Vroom by Pentagram

The silhouettes and movement of speeding racing cars influenced the slanted lettering of this wordmark, designed by Pentagram‘s New York office as part of a rebrand for an online auto trader. Read more

Richard Littler creates satirical poster for UK’s proposed “Festival of Brexit Britain”


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Richard Littler creates satirical poster for Teresa May's "Festival of Brexit Britain"

London-based designer Richard Littler has created a satirical poster for the Festival of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, based on the cover of the original guide for the 1951 Festival of Britain. Read more

Barcelona simplifies crest to promote the team in “the world of digital media”


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Brand consultancy Summa has subtly re-designed FC Barcelona’s badge, and created a new personalised typeface and visual system for the football club. Read more

Kerim Bayer deconstructs 1,366 maps to create “atlas of atlases”


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Map enthusiast and researcher Kerim Bayer has drawn from his collection of 1,366 maps to create a graphic-design book containing 5,180 thumbnail images. Read more

Sketch gets virtual makeover with new interactive website by HATO


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Graphic design studio HATO has created a new interactive website for London restaurant Sketch that invites guests to play with food, tiles and grass. Read more

Puma Blue’s Simpsons-esque music video explores feelings of depression


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As Is music video by Puma Blue

Floating cigarettes and fish-headed jazz players feature in Puma Blue’s surreal new music video for track As Is, which is directed by Alice Bloomfield. Read more

David Hockney creates iPad-designed stained-glass window for Westminster Abbey


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David Hockney reveals iPad-designed stained-glass window in Westminster Abbey

London’s Westminster Abbey has a new stained-glass window, designed by David Hockney on his iPad, to commemorate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Read more

Graphic designer Anthon Beeke dies aged 78


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Graphic designer Anthon Beeke dies aged 78

Dutch graphic designer Anthon Beeke, the creator of the 1969 Naked Ladies typeface, has passed away aged 78 following a stroke. Read more