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Art in Miniature

Around 190 actual size Royal Mail stamps have gone on show at 15 venues around the capital in an exhibition organised by Hat-trick for the London Design Festival

Graphic Deliverance

Intrigued by how branding and graphics are portrayed in on-screen fiction, whether it be TV or film, johnson banks’ Thought for the Week blog talked to Anastasya Martynova, in-house art director of the BBC’s recent ‘mockumentary’, Twenty Twelve

Norwich UCA Graphics show 2012

The graphics courses at Norwich UCA have a decidedly practical focus, producing degree shows full of brand identities and packaging projects. This year’s show was particularly strong

Rapid Proto Type

Arkitypo is a collaborative research project between Ravensbourne and design studio johnson banks that aims to push the limits of rapid prototyping technology in the creation of a 3D alphabet


The Arkitypo project came about when one of our clients, Ravensbourne, asked if we were interested in developing a research project to test and show­case the in-house 3D prototyping skills and tech­no­logy at their site in Greenwich

CR Feb issue: our top 20 slogans

From the meaning of beans to the power of love, the February 2012 issue of Creative Review features our 20 favourite slogans of all time and the stories behind them

What Design Can Do unveiled in Beijing

For Beijing Design Week, London studio johnson banks created a series of banners championing the collaborative efforts of British and Chinese design practices

Textile Field at the V&A

As part of a number of events and exhibitions taking place at the V&A in London for this year’s London Design Festival, French designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec are offering visitors the chance to view the Raphael Cartoons in an entirely new way…

Kyoorius Designyatra Festival 2011

India’s primary graphic design festival, the Kyoorius Designyatra, will take place this year from September 9-10. A stellar list of international and Indian designers and ad folks are lined up to speak; registration to attend the event closes this Thursday, so act fast to secure your place…

Design studio of the Year – Browns

In 2010, this was a three-way tie between Why Not Associates, Pentagram and Music. This year’s featured work comes from similarly diverse sources offering up no one stand-out studio in terms of numbers alone. This is one of the reasons that we changed our methodology this year to allow for other criteria to be taken into consideration.


September’s best work includes Canada’s bizarre video for El Guincho’s Bombay, SNCF’s personalised train station welcomes, Sony Ericsson’s product testing institute and Paula Scher’s typographic work for Queens Metropolitan Campus.