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OlssønBarbieri plays with Bordeaux wine rules in Château Picoron rebrand

To reflect the restrictive winemaking regulations in the French region of Bordeaux, Norwegian studio OlssønBarbieri set itself constraints when coming up with a playful brand identity and packaging design for the winery Château Picoron. Established in 1570, Château Picoron was recently bought by an Australian family who wanted to change everything about the brand identity but the name. They wanted...

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Motive Inc bases signage for Japanese rail company on train tracks

Japanese studio Motive Inc has created a highly tailored wayfinding design for the training institute of railway maintenance company Totetsu Kogyo, using stylised floor markings to guide visitors through the building. Located in the city of Tsukubamirai in Ibaraki Prefecture, the Totetsu Training Institute features flowing lines reminiscent of railway tracks embedded into its floors, leading the way to various rooms....

Typotheque typography project aims to protect Indigenous languages from «digital extinction»

Type foundry Typotheque has created a series of new typefaces and proposed changes to the way that digital characters are encoded to make it easier for Canadian Indigenous communities to write digitally in their own languages. The North American Syllabics project saw the Dutch studio work in close collaboration with groups that use Canadian Aboriginal syllabics – a family of...

Road Research Society digitises hand-drawn Hong Kong road signs for Prison Gothic font

Non-profit organisation Road Research Society has digitalised the text from old road signs in Hong Kong to create a font called Prison Gothic as part of its effort to preserve «visual cultural memories of the city». The font, which so far includes 8,000 commonly used Chinese characters, is modelled on 600 characters collected from road signs on the city’s streets....

Peter Saville unveils «subtle but necessary» update to Aston Martin logo

British luxury carmaker Aston Martin has revealed an update to its winged logo created by legendary designer Peter Saville. The redesigned logo remains very similar to the previous one, with the most noticeable change the removal of a semi-circular line running through the wings. «The Aston Martin wings update is a classic example of the necessary evolution of logotypes of provenance,» said Saville....

Dark Igloo rebrands magic mushrooms with «trustworthy» identity for PLANT dispensary

Subtle references to the experience of taking magic mushrooms are incorporated into the branding and packaging that Brooklyn studio Dark Igloo has designed for psilocybin dispensary PLANT. The secretive shop is set in an undisclosed location and has no online presence, but was in need of distinctive packaging for its tinctures, capsules and chocolates containing psilocybin – the active compound found...

«Undiscovered legacy» of Lucia Eames showcased at Milan design week

The rarely seen graphic and furniture designs of Lucia Eames, daughter of midcentury icons Charles and Ray Eames, have been unveiled in an exhibition during Milan design week. The late Lucia Eames produced creative work throughout her life. But her career was primarily focused on protecting the legacy of her father and stepmother, so her own designs took a backseat. Lucia...

Seth Rogen’s cannabis brand Houseplant unveils collectable lego-like packaging

Design studios MA-MA and Pràctica have collaborated on the rebranding of Canadian cannabis company Houseplant to create stackable containers that resemble Lego bricks. The redesign of Houseplant‘s cannabis product packaging marks the launch of the brand, which was founded by actor Seth Rogen, in the US. Along with the lego-like cannabis containers, MA-MA and Pràctica designed a custom typeface and...

Superunion designs variable font logo for Hermes as part of Evri rebrand

UK delivery company Hermes has been given a new name, Evri, and a multi-font logo with thousands of variations in a sweeping rebrand devised by the creative agency Superunion in collaboration with type foundry Monotype. Superunion created the name, brand strategy, visual identity and logo for Evri, which wanted a rebrand to signal that its business was transforming and to...

ArkDes exhibition explores Stockholm Design Lab’s everyday graphic design

The Smoothies, Museums and Airports exhibition, which showcases graphic design studio Stockholm Design Lab’s contribution to everyday design, from IKEA typefaces to airport wayfinding, has opened at architecture museum ArkDes. The exhibition about the Stockholm-based design studio, whose work includes the visual identity for the Nobel Prize and the redesigned Ericsson logo, focuses on how graphic design can become a...

Designers create illustrations to show solidarity with Ukraine

Studios and designers including Olafur Eliasson and Pentagram are sharing illustrations to show support for Ukraine following the invasion by Russia. We’ve rounded up 10 of the most striking. Designers around the world have taken to social media to show their support and to publicly condemn Russia’s invasion of the country, which began on 24 February. As well as creating illustrations, many...

Call for entries to Mona’s Renaissance metaverse competition

Dezeen promotion: metaverse platform Mona has launched Renaissance, a digital competition calling for designers, architects and artists to create new virtual worlds. The competition tasks entrants with building their own metaverse focused around one or more of three themes: spaces to gather, spaces to display and spaces to perform. Previous virtual worlds uploaded to Mona’s 3D NFT art gallery include...