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Exploring the colourful work of pop art nun, Corita Kent

We chat to curator Olivia Ahmad and designer Fraser Muggeridge about Corita Kent: Power Up, an exhibition currently on at London’s House of Illustration, which delves into the subversive and political work of the American nun-turned-designer.

Lifestyle

Pantone launches new Metallics colour range

These attention-grabbing colours are perfect for packaging, branding and marketing.

Design

Leaked Sonic Movie design leaves fans in a spin

Fans are getting prickly about Sonic the Hedgehog's new CG look.

Design

“Contemporary” redesign for Kellogg’s looks to make it “instantly recognisable”

Design studio Landor has carried out the packaging project, making the Kellogg’s logo larger and using a bowl of cereal as a “visual centre point” on each pack across the brand’s European portfolio.

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All 4 rebrands with focus on “binge-watching” culture of online streaming

Channel 4’s on-demand service has been given a new look by its in-house studio 4Creative and DixonBaxi, which centres around an “constantly moving” animated play bar that looks to represent the limitless choice of TV shows online.

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Picturehouse gets new look as brand celebrates 30th anniversary

The cinema’s new identity features a handwritten-style wordmark and aims to bring consistency to the brand by replacing multiple logos with one design system.

Design

Equally Ours: human rights charity rebrands to better represent the public

The Equality and Diversity Forum has been renamed as Equally Ours and given a new visual identity by Helen Holden Design, in a bid to relate more to everyday people while dissociating itself from similarly-named energy company EDF.

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6 famous textless logos and why they work

These top brands all dropped their names from their logos.

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Comic Relief and Red Nose Day rebrand to clear up “confusion”

The poverty-fighting charity has a new identity, as does its annual televised fundraiser Red Nose Day, in a bid to create a distinction between the organisation and the event.

Design

New city of Paris logo is a design tour de force

The single stroke logo has deep historical roots.

Design

11 of the biggest graphic design trends for 2019

What happened in design last year, and where are we heading?

Design

What happens when famous logos swap colour palettes

Watch famous logos take on new meanings as they switch colour palettes.

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5 design trends set to shape the future

Experts explore where we're heading in terms of design.

Design

BAFTA Awards 2019: the design winners

From costumes to animation, we look at the award-winners across visual arts and design at this year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards.

Tips & Tricks

How to hack the Instagram algorithm

5 sure-fire ways to get more followers and win at Instagram.

Design

100 years of Bauhaus: book explores the art school’s influence on design

The updated edition of a book published by Taschen features over 250 new images, with additions including photos of women of the Bauhaus and product design projects.

Tips & Tricks

A beginner's guide to using camera lenses

Learn all you need to know about cameras and lenses in 3D software.

Design

Creating a “playful” brand identity for a London DJ school

Mark Studio has taken a typographic approach inspired by volume faders found on DJs’ mixing equipment to create the new branding for not-for-profit group, Grooveschool.

Lifestyle

Microsoft Code Jumper: an “inclusive” toy teaching blind children to code

The tech company has designed a new physical kit made up of large, coloured blocks, which can be used by those with impaired vision to learn the principles of coding and problem-solving.

Design

Simple, cheap and nostalgic: designing for budget British supermarket Jack’s

Tesco launched new chain Jack’s last year, which rivals the likes of Aldi and Lidl with its prices. We chat to design studio 1HQ about how it created different “personalities” for 500 own-brand products in-store.

Tips & Tricks

5 talks to catch at Offset Dublin 201955 talks to catch at Offset Dublin 2019

The 13th instalment of the Irish design conference takes place this year, with speakers including Yuri Suzuki, Lance Wyman and Ariane Spanier taking to the stage.

Tips & Tricks

How to become a junior designer

Kickstart your graphic design career with our guide to getting a job as a junior designer.

Design

King’s College Hospital Charity rebrands to “emotionally connect” with patients and supporters

Creative Concern has created a “strong” new visual identity, as well as a “flexible” website and “confident” tone of voice for the charity.

Design

Netflix channels the magic of the cinema in new ident

This seconds-long piece of branding was two years in the making.

Design

Design inspiration: the best studio work from January

A coffee shop featuring a playful cartoon hamster, cars being designed using 3D virtual reality tools and a typeface that responds to the sound of your voice are some of our favourite projects this month.

Design

Walkers redesigns its crisp packaging to focus on Britishness

The 70-year-old crisp brand has a new look designed by Vault49, which features both the Union Jack and several landmarks associated with the UK.

Tips & Tricks

6 UI mistakes that are killing your conversion rates

We round up the common errors turning your customers off.

Design

Scottish brewery Fyne Ales’ new branding reflects its farm heritage

The independent brewery has a new look designed by O Street, which aims to pay homage to its rural location and stop it appearing "safe" on the supermarket shelf.

Design

England Rugby gets a modern and flexible rebrand

Design studio Onwards put diversity at the heart of this new look.

Lifestyle

4 of the best alternative advent calendars

These quirky calendars are sure to spice up December.

Lifestyle

Interior and web designers make list of highest-earning freelancers

New research has found both roles bring in an average annual income of £37,500 and have also been chosen among the 10 most desirable freelance jobs.

Lifestyle

Pantone's updated Colour Finder is a designer's dream

The free new tool makes it easier to find swatches and equivalent colour values.

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