January

January’s best work includes Thunderbid stamps, the most amazing beat box video ever, a calendar of endangered species, and the future of Mexico City

MEXICO CIUDAD FUTURA – BLOK DESIGN
An investigation into the future of Mexico City.

TRACE URBAN; THE MOST AMAZING BEAT BOX VIDEO EVER – DDB PARIS

French beatboxer Eklips performs a history of Hip Hop in four minutes for the international music TV channel Trace Urban.

FAB: THE GENIUS OF GERRY ANDERSON – ROYAL MAIL / GBH

A set of lenticular stamps featuring the genius of Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds series.

BBC WILDLIFE FUND: ALMOST EXTINCT – THE CHASE

This calendar features a different endangered species each day. Users are asked to cross through each one using a red pen provided: as each day ends so does the species.

LURPAK: A KITCHEN ODYSSEY – WIEDEN + KENNEDY

Bravely shunning the take away option in favour of creating something as delicious as French cuisine, with a little help from Lurpak butter.

LURPAK: GOO FOOD DESERVES LURPAK – WIEDEN + KENNEDY

PLAYTYPE CONCEPT STORE – E-TYPES

Danish typeface designers e-Types opened a shop in Copenhagen, Denmark, where customers could buy digital fonts in a physical space.


NIKE BASKETBALL: BLACK MAMBA – R/GA

Nike-sponsored basketball star Kobe Bryant is also known as the Black Mamba. During certain times, if enough fans tweet  that name, his website switches to take on the identity of this alter ego and offers fans special prizes and features.

PAUL THOMPSON: A THOUSAND WORDS – THE CHASE

Is a picture worth a thousand words? For this campaign for photographer Paul Thompson, The Chase asked writers to use exactly that amount of words in describing
an image.

LINEAR – ROSE

Linear was a project with artist Dryden Goodwin, commissioned by Art on the Underground. It featured 60 portraits of Jubilee Line staff which were displayed at various stations. Animated versions were also used on digital poster sites.

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Understanding Erik

“It’s not you, it’s me…” No-one ever wants to hear that, do they? Or how about “…you are too much an individual for this agency…”? Erik Kessels suffered both of these let-downs early in his career as he told us at the first in a series of lectures organised by D&AD North. Perhaps he shouldn’t have worn a chicken suit on his first day of work.

Design For the Brain

The Wellcome Collection’s latest exhibition explores not what brains do to us but what we do to them – preserving, studying and collecting. The show’s design takes it cues from the materials used to do just those things

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