US Currency Redesigned

For his master’s thesis at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland, Travis Purrington re-imagined the dated look of US currency. Passing on the iconic images of past presidents, Purrington drew up an entirely new set of images focusing on science and technology, which have always been so closely linked to America. One side of the new bills feature detailed black-and-white drawings of microscopic building-blocks …

London Design Festival 2014: New Highlights

Exhibition debuts, product launches and new collectives at this year's annual affair

Each year the London Design Festival joins together a city already bubbling with creativity to celebrate the best in design happening both at home and in studios abroad. While festival staples like DesignJunction, The Shoreditch Design Triangle, the V&A and many more always provide a healthy amount of visual and mental stimulation, sprinkled around are several new exhibitions, product launches and forward-thinking collectives that make …

London’s New Designers 2014: Part 2

Stylish compact living and eco-friendly materials dominated the second half of the UK graduate exhibition

Following Part One of London’s annual New Designers graduate exhibition, Part Two focused on Visual Communications, Furniture & Product Design and Motion Arts & Theatre Design. This year, two themes dominated the display of works put forth by the budding UK designers: stylish compact living and eco-friendly, recyclable materials. Below are five favorites whose work was finished to such high standard, we wouldn’t be surprised …