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Founded, designed and curated by Ena Baćanović - graphic designer based in Zagreb - Croatia, The Design Blog brings you carefully picked high quality inspiration, featuring works of designers and design studios from all over the world, with the main focus on young designers/ students. Except from the daily inspiration, whole week is filled with different types of inspiring posts and sections that are design-related. The Design Blog is designed by Ena and developed by Jen Yuan.

Brand Identity & Packaging for Nuage by AnagramaNuage is a…


Brand Identity & Packaging for Nuage by Anagrama


Brand Identity & Packaging for Nuage by Anagrama


Brand Identity & Packaging for Nuage by Anagrama


Brand Identity & Packaging for Nuage by Anagrama


Brand Identity & Packaging for Nuage by Anagrama


Brand Identity & Packaging for Nuage by Anagrama


Brand Identity & Packaging for Nuage by Anagrama


Brand Identity & Packaging for Nuage by Anagrama


Brand Identity & Packaging for Nuage by Anagrama


Brand Identity & Packaging for Nuage by Anagrama

Brand Identity & Packaging for Nuage by Anagrama

Nuage is a gourmet popcorn brand from India. For their new branding, Anagrama wanted to reflect an elegant and joyful attitude. The end result was a visual solution created through the system of color and shapes around the name of the brand; Nuage word in French for “Cloud”. The project altogether reminded them of warm and memorable experiences

Anagrama is an international branding, architecture and software development firm with offices in Monterrey and Mexico City. They create the perfect balance between a design boutique and a business consultancy, from focusing on the development of creative pieces with the up most attention to details, to providing perfect solutions based on the analysis of tangible data. 

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No Filter by &WalshNo Filter is a photography series that…


No Filter by &Walsh


No Filter by &Walsh


No Filter by &Walsh


No Filter by &Walsh


No Filter by &Walsh


No Filter by &Walsh


No Filter by &Walsh


No Filter by &Walsh

No Filter by &Walsh

No Filter is a photography series that started on Jessica Walsh’s Instagram based on thoughts she has in her head. These were brought to life using set design, photography and custom typography for every image.

The posters of these images are on sale to help benefit our non-profit organization Ladies, Wine & Design.

&Walsh is a creative agency in NYC specializing in branding & advertising. They work with clients starting from the initial brand strategy phase to the design, art direction and final production of a project. They believe in creating beautiful, emotion-driven work that functions for our client’s goals and resonates with their audiences.

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Brand Identity for Retrograde by Perky BrosRetrograde is cozy…


Brand Identity for Retrograde by Perky Bros


Brand Identity for Retrograde by Perky Bros


Brand Identity for Retrograde by Perky Bros


Brand Identity for Retrograde by Perky Bros


Brand Identity for Retrograde by Perky Bros


Brand Identity for Retrograde by Perky Bros


Brand Identity for Retrograde by Perky Bros


Brand Identity for Retrograde by Perky Bros


Brand Identity for Retrograde by Perky Bros

Brand Identity for Retrograde by Perky Bros

Retrograde is cozy coffee stop nestled into Nashville’s east side that’s dedicated to providing the neighborhood with a welcoming spot to slow down and press pause for a moment on the daily path.

Taking cues from the name, the visual identity is inspired by the cosmic phenomenon of retrograde motion. Specifically, the moment when Mercury appears to hover and begin to move backwards. The reverse italic logotype features three custom Sputnik “Rs”, with geometric counters referencing Mercury, Earth and the Sun. The brand symbol pulls them together in a simple interstellar monogram, and the calming color palette is complemented with a touch of bright gold fit for a NASA satellite.

Perky Bros exists to help brands gain clarity, value and distinction through design. They create visual identities, websites, packaging, print materials and any odd or end necessary to create an authentic experience.

Working with startups to more established brands, they like to keep their approach flexible. Regardless of what they’re tackling, they strive to offer solutions built on plain-spoken, ambitious ideas—always grounded in research and meticulously crafted in their execution.

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Weekly Picks (#1): For The HomeThe Design Shop is a carefully…

Weekly Picks (#1): For The Home

The Design Shop is a carefully curated online design store. Featuring simple, beautiful and thoughtfully designed products for everyday use.

In addition to curating our online store, we will be bringing you a weekly selection of our favorite products from all around the web and collecting them in different categories each week.

We’re kicking off our first post with a selection of beautiful and functional products for the (stylish) home: some essentials and some must-haves!

Hope you’ll enjoy our list and see you next week.

Stagg EKG electric pour-over kettle by Fellow

The electric pour-over kettle for coffee lovers: Variable temperature control, optional Acaia Bluetooth app connectivity, and stunning, minimalist design.

Buy for $149

Gather — Modular Desk Organizer by Ugmonk

A minimal, modular organizer that helps you cut through your clutter. Gather adapts to your workspace to make sure the tools you need are always within reach and is flexible enough to use in any space.

Buy for $149

Modern Vortex Dining Chair by Poly+Bark

Recognized for its revolutionary design, combining comfort and original style, the Vortex chair has remained a celebrated furniture classic of the 20th century.

Buy for $55

6-Cup Water Filter Glass Carafe by Soma

Designed to look beautiful on your countertop and be the centrepiece for your dinner party. It is made of shatter-resistant, borosilicate glass and holds 6-cups (48 oz.) of crisp, refreshing filtered water.

On sale for $30

Minimalist Bottle Grinder by Menu

A smaller version of Menu’s large spice grinder. The minimalistic grinder form is universal, but a well-known function is turned on its head: the ceramic grinder is located on the top and does not spill on the table.

Buy for $79

Wireless Vinyl Record Player by Sony

Enjoy high fidelity vinyl from a modern wireless turntable. Easy wireless connectivity to your favorite Bluetooth Devices, Simple controls and high-quality build provide a smooth listening experience with the ease of modern technology.

On sale for $178

Womb Chair & Ottoman by Kardiel

The Womb Chair (1946) has an enveloping form that continues to be one of the most iconic and recognized representations of mid-century organic modernism. By applying foam molded over a fiberglass shell, Saarinen created a single-piece form that perfectly facilitates a relaxed sitting posture.

On sale for $799

Apple TV 4K (64GB, Latest Model)

Apple TV 4K lets you watch movies and shows in amazing 4K HDR — and now it completes the picture with immersive sound from Dolby Atmos.3 Stream your favorite channels live.

Buy for $199

Promenade Bench by Umbra

Promenade bench provides a sleek, clean look for mudrooms and entryways thanks to its fresh use of color and material. Featuring cheerful ashwood and a perforated steel shelf, powder-coated white.

Buy for $200

Geo Thermos by Normann Copenhagen

A minimalist design featuring masculine, sharp edges fused with bright and lively colour combinations. Geo has a rigid and geometric shape which has been stripped of all unnecessary details to unveil a stylistic design. It holds warm and cold drinks in a stylish way and is available in six stunning colour combinations.

Buy for $60


Every week we’ll bring you a handful of our favorite products from around the web. Make sure to follow our Medium The Design Blog and social channels thedsgnshop or visit The Design Shop for a full list of curated products.

A’ Design Awards 2019 WinnersA’ Design Award & Competition,…

A’ Design Awards 2019 Winners

A’ Design Award & Competition, the World’s largest and most diffused international design awards announced results of the 2018 – 2019 design competition: 2437 Winners from 106 countries in 98 different design disciplines. Entries were carefully evaluated by an internationally influential jury panel composed of established scholars, prominent press members, creative design professionals and experienced entrepreneurs who devoted great care and attention to details while voting each entry.

A’ Design Competition results are announced every year on April 15. Best products, projects and services worldwide that demonstrate superior design, technology and creativity are rewarded with the A’ Design Award; the symbol of excellence in design and innovation. There are five different levels of distinction: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron A’ Design Awards are distributed annually in all design disciplines. Designers, companies and institutions from all countries are annually called to take part in the accolades by nominating their best works, projects and products for award consideration.

The A’ Design Awards are given for Good Spatial Design (Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Design and Landscape Design), Good Industrial Design (Product Design, Appliance Design, Vehicle Design and Machinery Design), Good Communication Design (Graphics Design, Interaction Design and Marketing Design), Good Fashion Design (Garment Design, Fashion Accessory Design and Footwear Design), Good System Design (Service Design, Design Strategy, Quality & Innovation) as well as for Achievements in Arts & Literature.

Take a look at some of the 2019 winners:

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Quaint & Quirky Dessert House Dessert House by Chaos Design Studio

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Memory Transmitting House by Tienyu Wu

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The Barisieur Tea & Coffee Brewing Alarm Clock by Joshua Renouf

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Jungle Society Brand Identity by WeWantMore

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Foorigin Raising Awareness by Lam Cheuk Yin

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Lightwell House Residence by ZEarch+Zwork

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Kaishan Chinese Spirit 18 Neo-Chinese Spirit Package by Jansword Zhu

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Connection Apartment Interior Design by Cheng Hsuan Huang

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Power of Play Event by Mina Lynn Sohn – Untitled.studio

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RIHEI GINGER Japanese Craft Shochu by Tomomi Nakamura

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The Thinker Poster by Miriam Trilety

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INK-Chinese Contemporary Ink Catalog by Xuan Zheng and Yuan Wang

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Delhaas C19 Style Imaging by Ingmar Swalue Photography

Interested in entering the competition?

While the 2018 – 2019 Edition is over, entries to the 2019 – 2020 competition is now open; interested designers, artists, architects and companies could register and submit their works at https://competition.adesignaward.com where further information regarding the design competition such as evaluation criteria, key dates, list of jury members, entry forms and presentation guidelines could be obtained.

Brand Identity for Grindal Legal by Mildred & DuckGrindal…


Brand Identity for Grindal Legal by Mildred & Duck


Brand Identity for Grindal Legal by Mildred & Duck


Brand Identity for Grindal Legal by Mildred & Duck


Brand Identity for Grindal Legal by Mildred & Duck


Brand Identity for Grindal Legal by Mildred & Duck


Brand Identity for Grindal Legal by Mildred & Duck

Brand Identity for Grindal Legal by Mildred & Duck

Grindal Legal approached us seeking an identity that would reflect their position within the legal landscape as a youthful and progressive firm. We created an identity in response to the key features that set Grindal Legal apart; an identity that blends personality with a respect for consistency and clarity.

The resulting visual language seeks to convey a feeling of transparency and straightforwardness; creating a confident and refined aesthetic that represents the firm’s ideology/mentality.

Mildred & Duck is a Melbourne-based graphic design and communication studio established by Sigiriya Brown and Daniel Smith. They design for print, digital and environmental media, creating solutions that communicate and connect with people.

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Flags of America by Anjela FreyjaWhen migrants venture through…


Flags of America by Anjela Freyja


Flags of America by Anjela Freyja


Flags of America by Anjela Freyja


Flags of America by Anjela Freyja


Flags of America by Anjela Freyja


Flags of America by Anjela Freyja


Flags of America by Anjela Freyja


Flags of America by Anjela Freyja

Flags of America by Anjela Freyja

When migrants venture through the desert in hopes to arrive to America, they do out of desperation and the necessity for health and refuge. These journeys are painstaking and taken due to a complete lack of resources and the sanctity of human preservation. The American administration has chosen to treat these refugees as criminals, separating their families, and locking them in detention centres.

The government justifies these policies with racist, untrue rhetoric. It is estimated that there are over 2000 children in detention centres without their parents. Many are sleeping on concrete floors and have extremely limited access to healthcare, nutritious food, and proper hygiene. Please donate to The American Civil Liberties Union – a team of individuals focused on defending the rights of immigrant families.

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Branding for The Mediation Collective by ReFour mediators came…


The Mediation Collective by Re


The Mediation Collective by Re


The Mediation Collective by Re


The Mediation Collective by Re

Branding for The Mediation Collective by Re

Four mediators came to us to help them launch their new business. In a sea of sameness, we saw an opportunity to stand out. An opportunity to create a brand that could reassure people without using stock imagery of smiling children and couples holding hands. And most importantly, an opportunity to tap into the ethos that connected the four women who were leading a new, collaborative approach to mediation. 

‘The philosopher’s desk’ became our brand idea, informing everything from illustration to colour, to the way we speak. The concept allowed us to hero the knowledge and professionalism of the mediators while providing calm reassurance to their clients in times of crisis.

Re is a strategic brand consultancy that shapes brands to evolve at the speed of culture. ‘Re’ comes from the Latin meaning again and again. They use a process of ongoing iteration to enable their clients’ brands to adapt as new business and cultural opportunities present themselves. They believe brands are always in beta.

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Brand Identity for CCEA by Kuudes KerrosCCEA is a company of…


Brand Identity for CCEA by Kuudes Kerros


Brand Identity for CCEA by Kuudes Kerros


Brand Identity for CCEA by Kuudes Kerros


Brand Identity for CCEA by Kuudes Kerros


Brand Identity for CCEA by Kuudes Kerros


Brand Identity for CCEA by Kuudes Kerros


Brand Identity for CCEA by Kuudes Kerros

Brand Identity for CCEA by Kuudes Kerros

CCEA is a company of experts specialized in implementing change. They have an exceptional ability to get people do their work and think in new ways. CCEA seemed to have everything else in perfect shape, except their identity, which did not reflect the company’s business and leading position in their branch.

Kuudes is the Nordic insight, strategy and design agency with offices in Helsinki and Stockholm. They are a diverse team of business strategists, UX designers, visual storytellers and other creatives. What unites them is the desire to create meaningful and impactful concepts for businesses, brands, services and products. Since 2004, they have helped the clients innovate their strategies and brands with unique consumer insight and creative thinking. 

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Branding for The Dayrooms Cafe by Two Times ElliottWe were…


Branding for The Dayrooms Cafe by Two Times Elliott


Branding for The Dayrooms Cafe by Two Times Elliott


Branding for The Dayrooms Cafe by Two Times Elliott


Branding for The Dayrooms Cafe by Two Times Elliott


Branding for The Dayrooms Cafe by Two Times Elliott


Branding for The Dayrooms Cafe by Two Times Elliott


Branding for The Dayrooms Cafe by Two Times Elliott


Branding for The Dayrooms Cafe by Two Times Elliott


Branding for The Dayrooms Cafe by Two Times Elliott


Branding for The Dayrooms Cafe by Two Times Elliott

Branding for The Dayrooms Cafe by Two Times Elliott

We were tasked to create the branding for Café group, The Dayrooms Café based in both Notting Hill and most recently Holborn. Continuing along the visual route applied through the retail space, the café continues on Antipodean influences both through its ingredients and spaces. We created the full identity, spatial creative and direction for the brand.

Two Times Elliott is a design consultancy producing a diverse range of work spanning across brand identity, art direction, spatial and web design. Located in Angel, North London, they work within a range of sectors from the fashion and beauty, property, F&B and product fields. Their simplified yet considered aesthetic has allowed them to produce engaging work for an array of clients from across the world ranging from startups to global brands.

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