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Ragged Edge subverts secret societies in rebrand of software platform Reveal

London design studio Ragged Edge has rebranded Reveal (previously Sharework) with a play on the imagery of underground societies. As well as the change in name, the work includes an arch-shaped logo, illustrations and updated strategy guidelines. The new identity rolls out across Reveal’s website and app. https://centaur-wp.s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/designweek/prod/content/uploads/2021/06/17161457/04_Reveal_Website.mp4...

£150m project to pedestrianise Oxford Circus seeks “world-class” designers

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is launching a competition to redesign Oxford Circus, following the announcement that the location will become partly pedestrianised. Every year, Oxford Street attracts millions of visitors from around the world thanks to its shopping and hospitality. At the area’s centre is Oxford Circus, where busy...

First look: V&A’s 1900-Now gallery brings “the history of design to life”

“We have sought to bring the history of design to life,” V&A senior curator of design and digital Corinna Gardner says of the museum’s latest gallery, 1900-Now. The space brings together an eclectic mix of some 250 objects – around 40 are new acquisitions – to tell the story of the past century through design. While some familiar pieces are present,...

Virgil Abloh designs “rethought” home water dispenser for Evian

Water brand Evian has revealed its latest work with designer Virgil Abloh – an “eco-conscious” in-home water dispenser. The (Re)new has been designed with the aim of reducing plastic, while still providing customers with mineral water. “Evian as an interior decoration” The dispenser features an “innovative water bubble” design, Evian explains....

James Dyson Foundation launches teacher’s guide to educate kids on air pollution

The James Dyson Foundation has developed a new education resource which aims to help children understand and combat air pollution. Engineering Solutions: Air Pollution is a teacher’s guide, informed by the work Dyson already does in the sector – particularly with its Pure Cool purifying range of products. “Problem-led design solutions” The pack...

Six student projects that tackle “real-world issues”

The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) has revealed the winners of its Student Design Awards, which focus on solving “real-world” issues. The RSA’s competition is the longest running of its kind in the world. Past winners of the accolade include former Apple chief design officer Jony Ive, former Nike head of innovation Richard Clarke and co-founder of IDEO...

Design Week Awards 2021 – the shortlist in full

Brand campaigns IBM Be Equal, by Athletics, for IBM Build a Life, by Uncommon Creative Studio, for B&Q Lights on, by Leo Burnett London, for McDonald’s Britain Get Talking, by Uncommon Creative Studio, for ITV Playstation 5 Launch: TfL Takeover, by Diva Agency/Red Consultancy for PlayStation UK Identity design – rebrand Hackney...

V&A to launch digital Glastonbury map for three-day celebration

The V&A is launching an interactive map of Glastonbury, which explores the evolution of the festival through stories, memories, objects, sounds and images. The map is part of the London museum’s three-day Glastonbury Weekender, which takes place 25-27 June, around the time the music festival usually takes place. The pandemic led to the festival’s...

Modular design system Nowdio tackles expensive and slow studio fit outs

London-based design studio The Sustainable Designer has unveiled Nowdio, a modular solution which aims to help smaller design companies fit out studios cheaply, quickly and sustainably. Nowdio will allow smaller design companies to “take ownership” of rented studio space, according to The Sustainable Designer creative director Nadine Smith. “A self-build...

Design Ventura winning team develops flower seed cannon

The Design Museum has announced the winner of this year’s Design Ventura school challenge is a flower seed cannon. Sow Beautiful has been thought up by students from Heckmondwike Grammar School in West Yorkshire. Declining bee populations According to the students, the Sow Beautiful seed launcher is a solution to declining bee populations around...

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