Malika Favre’s Kama Sutra typeface shows sex as a «deeply pleasurable and sometimes funny act»

Naked bodies pretzeled together into different sex positions form the letters of the alphabet in the Kama Sutra A-Z coffee table book by French illustrator Malika Favre. Couples are pictured in ecstatically contorted constellations, each drawn in Favre‘s characteristic, minimal style using only four colours. Above: the letter A is depicted as a sexual position. Top image: the Kama Sutra...

Hack Care is an IKEA-style catalogue of DIY adjustments for dementia-friendly homes

Lekker Architects and Lanzavecchia + Wai have designed an IKEA-inspired manual filled with tips and tricks on how to hack the Swedish company’s products to better serve people living with dementia. Commissioned by Singapore-based organisation Lien Foundation, the 240-page Hack Care book contains over 50 DIY projects. These alterations can be made to various IKEA furniture and homeware items to...

Marcel/a Baltarete uses 3D animation as therapy for gender dysphoria

Royal College of Art graduate Marcel/a Baltarete has created a series of short animations depicting themselves as otherworldly beings to alleviate and interrogate their feelings of gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria describes the distress that can be experienced by people, whose biological sex and gender identity do not match – a feeling Baltarete describes as «grief, discomfort and inadequacy all at...

Edel Rodriguez creates «You’re fired» graphic after Donald Trump loses 2020 US presidential election

Cuban-American artist Edel Rodriguez has created cartoons lampooning president Donald Trump as a toppling statue and a fired employee after he lost the 2020 US election to Joe Biden. On Saturday, Rodriguez posted an illustration of Trump standing on a crumbling clifftop with bold black text reading «You’re Fired» in reference to Trump’s catchphrase when he hosted television reality show...

Neue’s minimal designs for Norwegian passports go into circulation

Norway‘s new passports by design studio Neue, which feature illustrations of the country’s landscape that change from day to night under UV light, have been realised after six years of development. Oslo-based studio Neue won a competition to overhaul the country’s passports and ID cards in 2014 with its design. The new design is harder to forge Entrants were asked to...

Six designs to encourage voting in 2020 US presidential election

As the US presidential election on 3 November approaches, we’ve rounded up six designs that aim to motivate people to vote, including Instagram gifs, brass pins, billboards and magazine covers. Postcards for Democracy by Beatie Wolfe and Mark Mothersbaugh Singer-songwriter Beatie Wolfe teamed up with artist Mark Mothersbaugh to launch Postcards for Democracy in support of the USPS amid a...

Margaret Calvert designs Rail Alphabet 2 typeface for UK stations

Graphic designer Margaret Calvert has created a customised typeface named Rail Alphabet 2, which will be used for station signage across the UK. Designed for Network Rail, the typeface is an update of Calvert’s original Rail Alphabet typeface from the 1960s and was designed together with Henrik Kubel of A2-TYPE. It will be used by Network Rail in The post Margaret Calvert designs...

Lin Shaobin emulates mountainous scenes with burnt paper for Chinese tea packaging

Shanghai-based graphic design studio Lin Shaobin has created packaging for tea that uses burnt paper to emulate traditional Chinese ink paintings of misty mountains. The Mountain Tea Song packaging project was commissioned by Guangzhou Zifang enterprise for a restaurant in the Chinese city of Guangzhou called Song’s Chinese Cuisine. Lin Shaobin took design cues from The post Lin Shaobin emulates...

Good design can reduce voter errors says postal vote envelope designer

Christopher Patten has redesigned the mail-in envelopes for North Carolina ahead this year’s US presidential election to make them clearer so the chance of votes not counting is reduced. Patten simplified the absentee application and certificate form on the back of the North Carolina mail-in voting envelope, which will be used for the US election The post Good design can...

OlssønBarbieri makes minimalist chocolate packaging for CF18 Chocolatier

Plastic makes way for moulded paper in this chocolate packaging designed by Norwegian practice OlssønBarbieri to inspire a more mindful approach to materials. The packaging forms part of a wider visual identity created for local confectionary business CF18 Chocolatier, which has been shortlisted for this year’s Dezeen Award in the graphic design category. In a The post OlssønBarbieri makes minimalist...