Harry Potter’s architectural book covers and free-to-download posters supporting people in lockdown feature in our 2021 Best Graphic Design round-up.
Affiches Artifices is a series of 10 posters to be ignited. Each poster is a little spectacle printed on paper, combining several pyrotechnic powders.
The winners of Dutch Design Awards 2021 mark a new impetus for the design world that thrives on change and cross-pollination and radiates hopeful optimism.
We have created a Pinterest board rounding up what we liked the most at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Check it out!
LET’S GO, BBC Tokyo Olympics trail by Nexus Studios and Factory Fifteen pays homage to the Japanese capital blending pop culture with sport.
It’s Pride month! We look into the graphic design of 9 Pride flags celebrating the open-minded and inclusive fluid diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual – LGBT – community and beyond.
AMDL Circle rethinks Hogwarts, the Azkaban Prison, and other imaginary buildings in the Harry Potter saga with archetypical architectures.
Cappellini unveils its 2021 furniture designs within the AMOR FATI dreamlike display by Elena Salmistraro.
As Joe Biden becomes the 46th President of the United States, we look into Trump’s controversial legacy. Goodbye Donald!
From abstract psychedelia to socially conscious messages, and Retro Futurism. 99designs platform highlights 11 graphic design trends ‘grounded in the here and now’ that will be huge in 2021.
Messages of kindness and togetherness as well as graphic #TrumpOut spites. On Instagram and in American newspapers illustrators react to US 2020 elections results.
Graphic designer Nvard Yerkanian portrays undervalued and endangered Armenian Soviet buildings to build up architectural awareness in the country. “There is a raising interest on Socialist and Brutalist architecture, and we have quite a few of them in Armenia.” Let’s not forget what what we’ve been through, says the architect and illustrator to Archipanic.
Thai design studios KAOI and THINKK translated Ettore Sottsass’ bold design into the playful EBBA chair which can be composed according the user’s personal taste.
Tokyo Olympics’ design: medals made from discarded smartphones, torches upcycling temporary constructions in the wake of the Fukushima calamity and pictograms inspired by the icons firstly introduced for Tokyo 1964 Games.
Japanese Designer Tokujin Yoshioka unveils new images of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch which is made from recycled aluminium originally used in the construction of prefabricated housing units in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.
With the ‘Sacred Space’ series of graphic posters the Portuguese architect and illustrator pays tribute to Oscar Niemeyer, Alvaro Aalto and Frank Lloyd Wright’s holiest achievements.
Graphic designers respond to 99designs’ call to reinterpret famed logos with a Bauhaus makeover. Rounded typography, bold shapes and primary colours take over Apple, Netflix, Adidas, Starbucks and more…
In Moscow, architecture lovers can explore the city’s different styles without walking up to the streets. The new Moscow Metro Architecture & Design Map guides visitors through some of the most stunning stations such as the baroque-esque Komsomolskaya the Avantgarde Krasnye Vorota and the futuristic Fonzinskaya.
193 bulletproof rainbow flags shielding from violence, New York’s LGBT Memorial, the Type With Pride friendly font and more… 7 inclusive and anti-discrimination projects supporting the LGBT community.
Camille Walala permanently reinvented the façade of a seven-storey historic building in Brooklyn with a Memphis-inspired mural for Wanted Design. The designer created also a interactive and playful installation composed of magnetic textiles.
panGenerator’s Hash2Hash ephemeral installation turns selfies into gravel to enhance our compulsory attitude to create images even if, eventually, everything saved will be lost and we’ll all turn into ashes.
A demountable roofless stadium (at -25° blankets are provided), a legion of over 1.200 drones creating a floating light-show and a pavilion absorbing light for you to look into the deep darkness of the universe. Winter Olympics 2018 kicked off in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Check the most innovative designs, architectures and technologies on show.
Hard-hitting posters, flashing pharmacy signs, and iconic pill packaging… Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? exhibition at Wellcome Collection showcases the evolution of health-related graphic design.
Textiles made by rain, quilted graphic design and responsive wallpapers. We picked up 7 stunning design patterns in New York.
Ian Macfarlane’s design wins Dezeen’s Brexit passport design competition. A gradient cover meshes British EU and pre-EU passport colours “in a simple and powerfully poetic way”.
Lithuania-based Dizaino Studija Baklazanas graphically mapped Moscow Constructivist architecture as a part of a social responsibility campaign against the demolition of the city’s architectural avant-garde heritage.
Inspired by the modern arab woman, Shamsa Alabbar’s calligraphic jewelry combines traditional Arabic typography with contemporary and minimal graphic designs.
Pixelated design by Snøhetta and The Metric System was selected for new notes by the Norway Central Bank and pays homage to Norwegian coastal landscapes.
Mutina new collection by Inga Sempe combines graphics and saturated pastel colours taking inspiration from fabrics and fields, cartography and embroideries as well as from inmates countdown symbols on the walls.
Inspired by the wildlife inhabiting Finnish forests, Sanna Annukka designed for Marimekko a collection with jazzy and quirky graphics for tableware, fabrics and home accessories.