Antarctica’s first flag aims to give the uninhabited continent a voice in the climate crisis

American journalist Evan Townsend has designed the True South flag for Antarctica to create a distinctive identity for the continent and encourage its protection by the rest of the Earth’s inhabitants. Designed while working as a steward at a polar research station, the True South flag features an icy white peak mirrored by a south-facing compass arrow. According to Townsend, it is...

Michele De Lucchi reimagines Harry Potter covers «in dialogue with contemporary architecture»

Architect Michele De Lucchi has redesigned the Italian covers of the Harry Potter books, shifting focus away from the characters and towards the fantastical buildings of the wizarding world. Commissioned by publishing house Salani, De Lucchi and his studio AMDL CIRCLE veered away from replicating the numerous existing depictions of the iconic Hogwarts castle and other buildings in the books...

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2026 Winter Olympic logo revealed after public vote

An angular line drawing of the number 26 has been revealed as the logo for the Milano Cortina Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Named Futura, the emblem for the event, which will be hosted in the Italian city of Milan and the Cortina d’Ampezzo ski resort in 2026, was designed by branding agency Landor Associates to reflect the Games’ ideals. «Influenced by the themes...

2026 Winter Olympic logo revealed after public vote

An angular line drawing of the number 26 has been revealed as the logo for the Milano Cortina Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Named Futura, the emblem for the event, which will be hosted in the Italian city of Milan and the Cortina d’Ampezzo ski resort in 2026, was designed by branding agency Landor Associates to reflect the Games’ ideals. «Influenced by the themes...

Inter Milan removes letters FC from badge in push to be «an icon of culture»

Italian football club Inter Milan has revealed a minimal logo created by graphic design studio Bureau Borsche as part of an effort to promote itself beyond sports. Football Club Internazionale Milano, which is widely known as Inter Milan, revealed a simplified crest designed by Bureau Borsche containing an update to the original logo designed by painter Giorgio Muggiani in 1908....

Alexis Christodoulou sells Instagram-famous architectural renderings as NFTs

Alexis Christodoulou has become the latest 3D artist with a cult social media following to sell his renderings online as part of an NFT auction. Under the title Homesick, the sale encompassed nine looped, animated videos of different dreamscapes that merge the built and natural environment. Each was linked to a non-fungible token (NFT) to verify its authenticity using blockchain...

Royal Shakespeare Company to stage live play in virtual Midsummer Night’s Dream forest

The Royal Shakespeare Company is set to put on a virtual play called Dream that will be performed by actors in motion capture suits and animated in real-time. The digital world, which is revealed above in an exclusive video shared with Dezeen, was designed by London creative studio Marshmallow Laser Feast using the same game engine as popular online game Fortnite Dream...

Alex Proba’s graphic swimming pools are «a celebration of colour and pattern»

Designer Alex Proba hand-paints swimming pools with graphic murals, including the pools of two Palm Springs houses and a mural on the deck of a public pool on Manhattan’s Roosevelt Island. These three designs showcase Proba‘s signature shapes and playful use of colour. One painted pool belongs to Marrow House, a private residence in Rancho Mirage in California. Top and above:...

Andrés Reisinger sells collection of «impossible» virtual furniture for $450,000 at auction

Argentinian designer Andrés Reisinger has sold ten pieces of virtual furniture in an online auction, with the most expensive non-existent item fetching $67,777. Reisinger, who rose to prominence on Instagram for his renderings of surreal furniture pieces, sold the items in an online auction under the title The Shipping. Each of the virtual items can be placed in any shared 3D...

MetaHuman Creator allows anyone to create realistic digital people «in minutes and hours»

Software and gaming company Epic Games has created an app that can build lifelike virtual humans for games and movies. The MetaHuman Creator has an interface similar to that of The Sims video game that allows users to select from a variety of preset faces. They can then customise everything from lip protrusion to eye distance, skin complexion and teeth,...