Flying Gherkin stars in Foster + Partners’ children’s book

UK architecture studio Foster + Partners has made an illustrated online book starring its Gherkin skyscraper as part of an initiative to entertain children during the coronavirus pandemic. Named The Flying Gherkin, the book gives the Foster + Partners-designed office human features, arms and a rocket-like body, and follows it on its journey as it takes The post Flying Gherkin stars...

Yinka Ilori creates message of hope in support of NHS

Designer Yinka Ilori has created a colourful artwork that states «Better days are coming I promise» in support of the work the UK’s National Health Service is doing to fight coronavirus. Installed on a street in Blackfriars, London, the artwork was commissioned by Kensington + Chelsea Art Week and CW+, the official charity of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital The post Yinka Ilori creates...

Northeastern University showcases nine graduate designs that bring data to life

Design graduates from Boston’s Northeastern University present thesis projects including visualisations of traditional Indian dance moves and augmented-reality representations of taste in this Virtual Design Festival school show. The nine students hail from Northeastern’s MFA Experience Design and MFA Information Design and Visualisation programmes, based at the university’s College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD). The post Northeastern University showcases...

Graphic designers share illustrations and resources in support of Black Lives Matter

Graphic designers are supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and current protests, sharing illustrations and links to resources that people can use to help others and educate themselves. We’ve rounded up just a few of the many artworks created to spread the message. Worldwide, people are joining marches in solidarity with protestors in America condemning The post Graphic designers share...

FT coronavirus updates «allow people to make an informed decision» says data visualisation journalist

Daily data visualisations created by John Burn-Murdoch for the Financial Times have provided one of the most reliable pictures of the global coronavirus pandemic. He spoke to Dezeen about how his charts allow people to independently informed. First started «as a fairly scrappy rough chart» tracking coronavirus cases and deaths, the project has expanded to The post FT coronavirus updates...

Iconic Covid-19 images designed to create «a feeling of alarm» says CDC medical illustrator Dan Higgins

A medical illustrator behind the first 3D images of the coronavirus particle has spoken to Dezeen about how his team branded an invisible disease that «needed an identity». The team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia was aware they were creating a visual identity Covid-19 by creating the now-iconic The post Iconic Covid-19 images...

Julius Raymund Advincula makes «provocative» typeface from cleverly positioned body parts

Filipino graphic designer Julius Raymund Advincula sat half-naked in front of a mirror looking for letters and numbers in the folds of his skin and limbs to make up this Body Type typeface. Advincula, who works under the name Subhelic, created Body Type as an exploration of the various characters and figures that are hidden The post Julius Raymund Advincula...

Illustrator Anna Gibb draws Isolation Escapes architecture montage

British architect and illustrator Anna Gibb has combined buildings by architects including Le Corbusier and Mies Van der Rohe to create an architectural montage of places people would like to be quarantined in during the coronavirus pandemic. London-based Gibb made the pen drawing on watercolour paper over the past month while in lockdown by combining suggestions of The post Illustrator Anna Gibb...

Mona Chalabi creates Stats to Help you Breathe illustrations to take people’s minds off coronavirus

Data journalist and illustrator Mona Chalabi has unveiled a series of limited-edition prints and shared a selection of her illustrations visualising information about coronavirus as part of The World Around’s takeover of Virtual Design Festival for Earth Day. The three new prints, which Chalabi produced in collaboration with online art gallery Absolut Art for Earth The post Mona Chalabi creates...