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Notorious Nooch branding aims to reflect how vegans are eating today

Wildish & Co has designed the branding for its own plant-based nutritional yeast product Notorious Nooch. Nutritional yeast is a deactivated form of the raising agent, which offers a range of different vitamins and minerals when consumed. As an ingredient in vegan and plant-based food, it can be used to mimic the flavour of cheese. It’s a product...

Behind the Anonymous mask: how V for Vendetta created a timeless symbol of protest

The Anonymous mask, one of the most recognisable symbols of modern protest, is the subject of a new exhibition opening at London’s Cartoon Museum. V for Vendetta: Behind the Mask explores the visual history of the mask, from its origins in a British comic series, to its modern popularity at protest movements. What is now popularly known as the Anonymous...

Design Week’s guide to London Design Biennale 2021

From 1 June, designers from around the world will descend on the capital for the London Design Biennale, hosted at Somerset House. Festivities come a year later than planned, with the event postponed in 2020 because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, the biennale’s offering is now set to open from next month, with those involved responding...

Pinterest reveals a new “democratic and optimistic” visual identity

Pinterest has revealed a new “democratic and optimistic” identity, which seeks to evolve with trends and cultural habits. London-based studio Made Thought has worked with Pinterest’s in-house team to update the branding and also develop a bespoke typeface, in collaboration with type foundry Grilli. https://centaur-wp.s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/designweek/prod/content/uploads/2021/05/13141414/Made-Thought-x-Pinterest-Pinner-Cluster.mp4...

Innovate UK to launch £2.5 million competition for creative industries

Non-departmental public body Innovate UK will invest up to £2.5 million in innovation projects from UK businesses in the creative sector. The Creative Industries Fund will look to support micro and small businesses with a “package of targeted support for growth”, competition details explain. Ensuring businesses can “reach their potential” Micro...

How social change organisation Sisterhood uses design to empower young women

“Design has the ability to help people overcome fears,” say Rebecca Thomson. Thomson, with her co-founder Rachita Saraogi, is the director of social change organisation Sisterhood. The two designers were inspired to start the organisation and its studio towards the end of their degrees at Central Saint Martins (CSM). They had taken an interest in social...

Nissen Richards designs gallery and branding for Wordsworth museum

Nissen Richards has designed the gallery, branding and wayfinding for the Museum at Wordsworth Grasmere. The museum is the former Lake District home of the English Romantic poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy, and is dedicated to his life and work. Work to renovate the museum has been ongoing, with the studio initially tendering for the...

Interbrand designs new internet connectivity standard mark Matter

Interbrand has created the identity for Matter, a mark which seeks to clarify the interoperability of devices for the Internet of Things (IoT). The work has been commissioned by the Connectivity Standards Alliance, which is made up of tech leaders including Apple, Amazon and Google. “This new connectivity standard promises to deliver new levels...

Meet the designer rebranding English and overseas football clubs

Graphic design was not Christopher Payne’s first choice as a career. “I always wanted to be a professional footballer,” he says. “But things weren’t happening on the pitch.” After studying at London’s University of the Arts, Payne took an in-house job at a tech company in Buenos Aires, Argentina before moving to San Francisco where he is currently based....

Interiors inspiration: Design Week’s favourite recent projects

Pangaia Selfridges pop-up, by Bevan Roper and Diagon Following the reopening of non-essential retail in the last month, eco-friendly brand Pangaia took up residence in Oxford Street’s Selfridges store. To ensure an “immersive customer experience”, designer Bevan Roper led the project alongside installation specialists Diagon. Roper says it was refreshing...

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