This corporate holiday card is a lot cooler than yours

Sure, to “face the music” generally has the negative connotation that you’re about to face something unpleasant. But Pentagram partner Yuri Suzuki and his team have turned the phrase on its head for the design firm’s holiday card this year (part of an annual tradition), which directs recipients to an interactive…

The London Underground’s logo gets an inspired redesign

London’s underground transit system, known as “The London Underground” or “The Tube,” started running in 1863. Its iconic symbol, a patriotically colored bar-and-circle roundel, was first plastered on the city’s subterranean walls in 1908 and has gone through several iterations since. Until now, each new draft of the logo has…

Branding is dead, CX design is king

One of the hardest things about design is keeping track of the terminology. There are many words to learn, and definitions frequently overlap. But don’t think for a moment that any two terms mean the exact same thing. Distinctions abound. Abbreviations matter.
So it is with user experience and customer experience design,…

Blue Bottle wants you to bring your own coffee cup—or pay up

Each year 250 billion fiber cups end up in landfills, which is why many companies are attempting to design disposable cups that can be composted or recycled anywhere in the world; in 2018, Starbucks and McDonald’s joined forces to develop a disposable cup.
Blue Bottle is not interested in waiting for the…