Pantone releases taboo-breaking Period red colour

Colour company Pantone and health brand Intimina have collaborated to create an «active and adventurous» red colour to start a positive conversation around periods. The blood-red hue is presented on a Pantone-branded card with an outline of a womb and ovary with a menstrual cup inside. Intimina makes several different models of these reusable cups, which The post Pantone releases taboo-breaking...

UNbuffer postcards explore the symbols of Cyprus’ ceasefire line

Graphic designer Alexandros Kosmidis has created UNbuffer, a series of postcards that explore the United Nations’ line between the Greek and Turkish sides of Cyprus. Kosmidis created the graphic design project as a petition for peace and the end of Turkish occupation of the island. The project has been shortlisted for Dezeen Awards 2020 graphic The post UNbuffer postcards explore...

Berry Creative designs Climate Change stamps with heat-reactive ink

These stamps by Finnish studio Berry Creative feature images of birds and snow clouds that turn into skeletons and thunderstorms when heated to send a message about the consequences of climate change. Commissioned by the Finnish Post, the Climate Change stamps aim to offer an innovative way of communicating the negative effects that rising temperatures The post Berry Creative designs...

Vauxhall launches new «confidently British» flat logo

British carmaker Vauxhall has revealed a flat, minimal version of its griffin emblem to replace its three-dimensional logo that had a metallic look. Opting for a «cleaner» and more modern design, the new logo sees the griffin’s wing, which previously swooped around from the right side of the bird, removed entirely. Alongside the griffin the flag held by the The post Vauxhall launches new...

Atkinson Hyperlegible typeface is designed for visually impaired readers

Graphic designer Applied Design Works has collaborated with the nonprofit organisation Braille Institute to develop a «hyperlegible typeface» for the visually impaired community. The font family, which is named Atkinson Hyperlegible after Braille Institute founder Robert Atkinson, is composed of distinct and exaggerated letterforms crafted by Applied Design Works to increase character recognition and the The post Atkinson Hyperlegible typeface...

Global designers collaborate on Li Beirut typeface to support victims of blast

Beirut-born type designer Nadine Chahine has commissioned a typeface from contributors including Erik Spiekermann and Mamoun Sakkal to raise funds for victims of the devastating explosion in Beirut. Li Beirut, which means «For Beirut» in Arabic, consists of over 300 glyphs and was designed by 157 creatives from all over the world. The glyphs have been combined The post Global designers collaborate...

Rolls-Royce unveils «confident but quiet» rebrand by Pentagram

Pentagram has redesigned Rolls-Royce’s visual identity, updating the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy emblem to become the car brand’s main logo. One year in the making, the new branding aims to modernise the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars company and differentiate it from the Rolls-Royce Holdings aerospace division, which owns the RR monogram. Although the well-known double-R monogram The post Rolls-Royce unveils "confident...

Illustrator Vic Lee publishes hand-drawn Corona Diary documenting his lockdown experience

London illustrator Vic Lee has documented his experience of the coronavirus pandemic in a graphic diary, which ended up selling thousands of copies after he shared it online. Lee’s self-published Corona Diary illustrates his lockdown experience, and documents global and national events during the first six months of the coronavirus pandemic. While the illustrator’s recent The post Illustrator Vic Lee...