Warning: more design porn

We recently reported on Arjowiggins’ enormous new sample book. Rival paper company G.F Smith has now launched The Collection, a 403-page brick-sized compendium of its own paper ranges

New designs: Bloomberg, Julia, Brand & Deliver & more

Our latest pick of new designs includes a book on identity design for start-ups from Gestalten, graphics for PJ Harvey’s Recording in Progress experience at Somerset House and branding inspired by the golden ratio for financial services technology company Davidsohn.

Made Thought rebrands Colorplan

Even in these digital days, a beautifully produced paper promo can still make even the hardest-hearted designer drool. Expect Pavlovian reactions across design studios throughout the UK at Made Thought’s work for GF Smith favourite Colorplan paper, which includes a new logo and Colour Book paper sampler

15 Wallpaper* covers by 15 image makers

Wallpaper* has collaborated with GFSmith on a cover project that looks to celebrate the magazine’s 15th anniversary. 15 designers or brands were approached to each create a special cover design, to be printed on Colorplan paper stock…

MadeThought: THE magazine

The second issue of THE magazine, published quarterly by trend analysts and brand consultants The Future Laboratory, has once again been designed by MadeThought

Lost: the D in D&AD

Hat-Trick Design was nominated for its Lest We Forget stamp in Graphic Design,
one of only two nominations in graphics categories this year
While an unprecedented six Golds were handed out at last night’s D&AD awards, the Graphic Design section produced just two nominations and no pencils. We asked former D&AD President, Michael Johnson, and Sean Perkins of North why they think graphics was so under-represented (last year seven Silvers and four nominations were awarded in the section) and what D&AD – and indeed the wider design community – should do to change this situation in the future…

MadeThought: Established & Sons

MadeThought has been working with Established & Sons, the furniture design and manufacturing company that specialises in contemporary British design, since creating the company’s identity in 2005

Re-Bag Show

Spin’s Re-Bag design
Packaging manufacturer Progress approached 15 of leading design practitioners to create a design to be printed on reusable canvas bags with a theme of sustainability…

An Oblique Approach

Building on their work for last year’s Design Miami event, MadeThought have created all the printed promotional materials for Design Miami/Basel, the “forum for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating design” which takes place in Basel in June


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