SlowMo app aims to help people with psychosis

London design studio Special Projects has worked with clinical psychologists to develop SlowMo, a mental health app for people experiencing psychosis that will be trialled by the UK’s National Health Service. Designed to work alongside in-person therapy, the SlowMo app allows users to identify and record unhelpful «fast-thinking» patterns and slow them down through the use of animated bubbles. The SlowMo...

Architect and designer Christmas cards for 2022 celebrate peace and joy

Festive snow scenes and shining stars are the most popular motifs in the Christmas cards that Dezeen received from architects and designers this year. After two years of festive holidays disrupted by coronavirus, 2022 sees a return to more classic Christmas imagery and symbolism, and simple messages of peace and joy. Among the best Christmas scenes are Gort Scott‘s festive banquet...

Space10 proposes linking NFTs to furniture to encourage better care

IKEA‘s research lab Space10 has developed a concept for connecting a physical furniture piece to an ever-evolving NFT tree, which «grows» through acts of care to incentivise people to keep, repair and recycle their belongings. In Space10‘s speculative design project Carbon Banks, the furniture in question is IKEA‘s wooden Froset chair, while the non-fungible token (NFT) is an augmented reality...

Thonik updates Dutch Design Week’s graphic identity for 20th anniversary

Amsterdam studio Thonik took cues from the typography of graphic design legend Wim Crouwel to create a fresh identity for Dutch Design Week, marking two decades since the inception of northern Europe’s largest design festival in Eindhoven. The branding takes cues from a seminal poster designed by Crouwel for an exhibition on Dutch painter Edgar Fernhout, which was held at the...

Thonik creates colourful visual identity for Hong Kong’s M+ museum

Dutch design agency Thonik has created a visual identity for the M+ museum in Hong Kong featuring a range of vibrant colours influenced by the city’s architecture and neon signage. The integrated design system by Thonik will be used for the museum‘s online, offline and onsite communication. Used in conjunction with a logo designed by British design firm North, the identity...

Ukraine celebrates armed forces’ «titanic efforts» with Crimean bridge attack stamp

Ukraine‘s postal service Ukrposhta has issued a stamp to mark last week’s explosion on the bridge connecting Crimea and Russia, which features inside jokes and Titanic movie references. Designed by Ukrainian painter Yuriy Shapoval, the stamp shows the bridge’s distinctive white steel arches peeking out behind clouds of billowing smoke. It will be produced as a limited edition of seven million. Ukrposhta has issued...

Designers share graphics in solidarity with Iranian women «fighting for their dignity»

As women‘s rights protesters in Iran face violent crackdowns and internet blackouts, we share artworks by ten illustrators and graphic designers from around the world that draw attention to their cause. Protests broke out in Iran on 17 September following the high-profile death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish-Iranian woman who died under contested circumstances while being held in custody...