Dezeen Agenda features Herman Miller’s first rebrand in over two decades

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Agenda newsletter features the reveal of Herman Miller’s new brand identity. Subscribe to Dezeen Agenda now. New York design studio Order has conceived a new brand identity for furniture retailer Herman Miller that draws inspiration from the American brand’s history. The Herman Miller wordmark has been reimagined in the contemporary Söhne typeface from...

Modibodi’s First Period Kit aims to destigmatise periods as «shameful and taboo»

Underwear brand Modibodi and illustrator Justyna Green have collaborated on the relaunched First Period Kit, which includes a comic that speaks to teenage girls’ first experience of getting their period. The kit includes a comic and sticker kit designed by Green and several Modibodi products, including a waterproof bag for changing, two pairs of Black Hipster Bikinis and a handheld mirror...

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Pentagram creates «inherently eclectic» visual identity for Reddit

Design studio Pentagram has rebranded social media platform Reddit, including rendering the brand’s alien mascot, Snoo, in 3D. Pentgram’s New York office sought to create brand materials that captured the website’s «utopian ethos», refreshing the logo, mascot and typefaces, as well as the presentation of conversation threads. Pentagram has refreshed Reddit’s visual identity One major goal of the rebrand was...

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Noort is a bilingual type family that «respects cultural differences»

Chilean designer Juan Bruce has developed an expressive typographic family that supports both the Latin and the Bengali alphabet. It includes the Noort Latin typeface – originally developed by Bruce in 2017 – and its evolution Noort Bengali, with both sharing key characteristics so they can be used together as a family while also retaining Bengali’s unique character. Juan Bruce’s...

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Wastecare is a face serum made from Aizome’s industrial wastewater

German branding and advertising agency Serviceplan has developed a skincare product made from textile-industry wastewater to promote Japanese startup Aizome’s chemical-free dyeing process. Aizome wanted to garner attention for its newly developed dyeing technique that uses high-frequency soundwaves to add plant-based colours to its textiles. Serviceplan bottled the Wastecare like a high-end skincare product in a glass vial To demonstrate...

Wedge reimagines boxed wine to be «worthy of the MoMA store»

A pattern of exactly 10 half moons decorates each box of wine by California company Ami Ami, which branding agency Wedge has designed to suggest the number of glasses yielded by each carton. The brand’s newly created identity combines a restrained tonal colour palette with geometric figures that pay homage to the Campari characters created by Italian futurist Fortunato Depero...

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Nine Black designers who left their mark on the past 100 years

Charlene Prempeh’s Now You See Me book celebrates the work of Black designers during the past century – from the lauded to the chronically overlooked. Here, she selects nine that have had a particularly significant impact. Titled Now You See Me: An Introduction to 100 Years of Black Design, the book features architects, fashion designers and graphic artists and was launched...

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Snowtown Project creates graphics representing destroyed Black neighbourhood

A group of Rhode Island School of Design graduate students have created design projects and a research database examining a majority Black neighbourhood that was destroyed in the 19th century. Students spent a semester in dedication to establishing modes of permanence for forgotten architectures by establishing this archive using traces of life such as newspaper articles and other found materials...

Manual creates branding for Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity with «dynamic configurations»

San Francisco-based design agency Manual has created colourful branding for the Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity centred around a shape-shifting, «curious» lowercase «e». The Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity is a newly launched non-profit dedicated to preserving the legacy of Charles and Ray Eames through physical and digital public programming that showcases a vast archive. Manual has created a graphic...