The Washington Post’s «simple simulations» showing how to slow coronavirus become its most popular story ever

Infographics that reporter Harry Stevens created to explain how coronavirus spreads have become the most-viewed story ever published on The Washington Post. Stevens created the infographics for The Washington Post to demonstrate the impact that different conditions, known as network effects, can have on the spread of an imaginary virus in a fake town of The post The Washington Post's...

Trademark documents reveal Nissan’s stylised flat logo

Japanese car brand Nissan has filed a trademark application for a flat monochrome logo that would see it join other brands opting for minimalist rebrands. Documents filed in Great Britain, Peru, Uruguay, Chile, and Argentina show that Nissan has registered a flat, two-dimensional update of its existing logo. The design references the two geometric forms that The post Trademark documents reveal...

Jure Tovrljan redesigns iconic logos to reflect a world under coronavirus

Slovenian graphic designer Jure Tovrljan has redrawn the logos of brand including the Olympics, Starbucks and Nike to show how the coronavirus has impacted our everyday lives. In the 12-part series Tovrljan has redesigned well-known brands’ logos to reflect how the pandemic has affected people and businesses around the world. «I believe that iconic logos are a visual message we’re The post Jure Tovrljan redesigns...

Viral animations explaining the importance of social distancing show how «effective design can explain things» during coronavirus pandemic

Animated illustrations by cartoonist Toby Morris and microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles explaining the importance of social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak have gone viral after they were published by a website in New Zealand. The playful GIFs include animated graphs that visualise the pressure on the healthcare system, alongside non-contact greetings that can reduce chances of The post Viral animations explaining...

Pentagram designs branding for CBD sparkling drink Fountain to «stand out»

Pentagram has created the brand identity for Fountain, a craft CBD sparkling-water drink, to feature curving lines modelled on the shape of the letter «f». Fountain is a New York City drink brand of carbonated water infused with hemp-derived CBD and all-natural flavours, including cucumber, passionfruit, tangerine and mango. Also known as cannabidiol, CBD has The post Pentagram designs branding...

Graphic designers get creative to circulate helpful advice during coronavirus outbreak

Artists and designers have grabbed their pens, pencils and digital styluses to create images of support and informative illustrations to help distribute advice on how to slow the spread of coronavirus. As the virus continues to spread, creatives have used their online platforms to urge people to make the necessary life changes in order to The post Graphic designers get...

Smörgåsbord designs first digital typeface family for the Welsh language

Cardiff and Amsterdam-based design studio Smörgåsbord has developed Cymru Wales, a «nation-defining» font family that gives an accurate, digital expression to the Cymraeg language for the first time. The project was commissioned by the Welsh government as part of a wider rebrand of the country’s visual identity, and features the no-frills Cymru Wales Sans which The post Smörgåsbord designs first...

Barber and Osgerby creates packaging design for «adult cordial»

Designers Barber and Osgerby have created the packaging for Jukes Cordialities, a non-alcoholic drink invented by their friend, the wine writer Matthew Jukes. Described as «top-flight, adult cordials assembled by the olfactory and sensory mastery of an expert wine taster,» Jukes Cordialities is meant to offer an enjoyable and sophisticated alternative to alcohol for people The post Barber and Osgerby...

Durex rebrands with flat logo and «sex positive» campaign

Creative agency Havas has designed a new brand identity for British condom manufacturer Durex, which features a flattened logo written in One Night Sans typeface in a bid to challenge «repressive» sexual norms. Havas has designed the visual identity to accompany its updated brand strategy of showcasing the «positive reality» of sex. The rebrand includes a The post Durex rebrands with...

Minimalist McDonald’s adverts feature ingredients lists but no brand name

Advertising agency Leo Burnett has designed minimalist posters for McDonald’s with just lists of ingredients in the Helvetica font and no mention of the fast food chain’s name. London-based agency Leo Burnett teamed up with Minneapolis-based designer David Schwen to create the Iconic Stacks campaign for outdoor billboards. The «redacted» adverts have done away with The post Minimalist McDonald’s adverts...