«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...

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Postmodern architecture celebrated in illustrations by Adam Nathaniel Furman

Designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has created a vividly coloured illustration series called Postmodern Icons, which celebrates buildings such as London’s Isle of Dogs Pumping Station and Chicago’s James R Thompson Center. The series is a personal project that Furman started during the 2020 coronavirus lockdown, when he decided to revisit an old hobby of sketching buildings that he liked and...

Postmodern architecture celebrated in illustrations by Adam Nathaniel Furman

Designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has created a vividly coloured illustration series called Postmodern Icons, which celebrates buildings such as London’s Isle of Dogs Pumping Station and Chicago’s James R Thompson Center. The series is a personal project that Furman started during the 2020 coronavirus lockdown, when he decided to revisit an old hobby of sketching buildings that he liked and...

Nord ID Riga makes sound visible in graphic design for Latvian Academy of Music

Musicians «painted» with their instruments to create the enigmatic graphics in the centenary publication of the Latvian Academy of Music, designed by local studio Nord ID Riga. The publication, 100 Years of the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music, features abstract scribbles and markings printed over whole pages. The Latvian Academy of Music’s centenary publication was designed by Nord ID...

The Folio Society creates bold neon-coloured Philip K Dick box set

Rich illustrations by 24 different artists combine with dayglo graphic design to make The Complete Short Stories: Philip K Dick, a limited-edition box set of books by The Folio Society and La Boca. The four-volume hardback set brings together all 118 of the revered science-fiction author’s short stories and features illustrations by 24 artists, as well as neon book bindings...

Bath Spa University spotlights 11 student design projects

An animation where magical characters travel through valleys collecting treasure and a naturally-dyed kimono project are included in Dezeen’s latest school show by students at Bath Spa University. Also included is a textile project based on the colours of India and a range of 100 per cent traceable knitwear accessories and garments. Bath Spa University School: Bath Spa University Courses:...