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Friday Favourites

Who said you need to spend lots of money on expensive photography kit to create amazing images? The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAwards for short) proves...

What we’re listening to this week #52

This is what happens when you put the Strategy Team in charge of the music… WWLTTW #52 Work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work,...

Design Bridge Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards Competition 2016 – The Winners

The entries are in and the judges have deliberated. We’re almost (almost!) ready to reveal this year’s Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards competition winner. This year,...

the 27th letter of the alphabet

Claire Parker, Executive Creative Director at our Amsterdam Studio, is a regular contributor to Amsterdam Ad Blog, and her latest piece is about the 27th letter of...

Friday Favourites

Welcome to this week’s Friday Favourites – our weekly round up of creative stories to ease you gently into the weekend… Barbican Residents Combining Brutalist...

The What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge: (H)OURbank

Since its launch in February 2016, the What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge has called on the global creative community to submit ideas to improve...

What we’re listening to this week #51

Now that we’ve reached 50 instalments of WWLTTW (count them, folks) and we have contributors from all around the world, we run the risk of...

Stories from Design Bridge: the life of a Senior Designer in the Amsterdam Studio

Born and bred in the UK, Brendan Conn is currently a Senior Designer, based in our Amsterdam Studio. If you’re interested in working with us in Amsterdam (or...

The Beautiful Game

Football and fashion: both adored by millions of people, from all walks of life, the world over. As the Euro 2016 Championship heads towards the grand...

Friday Favourites

This week’s Friday Favourites include rebranding art, travel photography with a different perspective, and fun with Facebook. But first, Christo. You may have come across...

What we’re listening to this week #50 The Deluxe Golden Anniversary Edition

Today marks a momentous occasion for our weekly WWLTTW studio playlist – it’s our 50th edition and we’re in the mood for a party. Here’s Andy,...

Claire Parker reviews new identity for de Melkweg

Claire Parker, Executive Creative Director at our Amsterdam studio, is part of the online ‘corporate design panel’ of Marketing Tribune magazine. Every month she judges a...

The story behind our Love Wins Limited Edition Smirnoff design

Love can come in all shapes and forms – and this is exactly what we’re celebrating with our clients at Smirnoff. Inspired by (and teaming...

What we’re listening to this week #49

It’s our 49th “What we’re listening to this week playlist”, and this week we’ve been inspired by a word, idea, way of working  – collaboration. Here’s...

Friday Favourites

Graphic design and movies are two of our favourites things, so the #amovieposteraday project was a natural choice for this week’s edition of Friday Favourites. Graphic...

Stories from Design Bridge: Bacteria Typography by Bursary winner Raven

It’s amazing to see that many of our current Senior Designers, Design Directors and Creative Directors started here on placements or as graduates, and have since gone...

Design Bridge Visits: Magnum Contact Sheets exhibition

A little while back, Foam in Amsterdam exhibited the contact sheets of some of the greatest photographers that have been represented by Magnum Agency spanning a...

What we’re listening to this week #48

A walk through the forest… this is how Andy would describe this week’s Studio playlist. Here he is to introduce you to the music we...

Design Students, meet Design Bridge Singapore!

Following on from our recent visit to Nanyang Technological University, School of Arts, Design and Media (ADM), and for the second year running, we invited...

Friday Favourites

Welcome to our weekly round up of the stories, events and people that have inspired us, plus a couple of recommendations for places to go for inspiration over...

At the Bar with Colleen Geske: Stuff Dutch People Like

‘At the Bar’ is our series of thought-provoking talks hosted in our Amsterdam Studio each month. Our most recent guest was Colleen Geske, blogger and author...

What we’re listening to this week #47

Welcome to this week’s edition of our WWLTTW playlist, curated by our very own Andy. This week the playlist seems to have been inspired by the humble...

Advice for students from Design Bridge Singapore’s Mark Budden

Last month our Singapore Studio went on a team outing to the Industry Night at Nanyang Technological University’s graduation show. It was an impressive event showcasing...

Friday Favourites

This week we’ve been inspired by a crop of newly-discovered photographers, a touch of type, and lightning. We’ll start with the photography, and our Amsterdam Studio’s resident...

It’s awards season 2016 at Design Bridge!

We’ve been a busy bunch recently. Alongside the day-to-day work and studio socials, you’ll often find one or two of us on judging panels for...

What we’re listening to this week #46

Each week, our Andy puts together a Studio playlist full of music to inspire, educate and delight, and this week the playlist has a theme. Here is...

Friday Favourites

Fubiz is a great place for inspiration, and our favourite story on Fubiz this week was all about Charlotte Smith’s animated dancing gifs. With a cheeky nod...

Friday Favourites

ORIGAMI STREET ART The definition of the ‘art gallery’ is now more than ever being challenged by artists as we see walls, pavements and public...

At the Bar with writer Abdelkader Benali

Our Thursday night talks ‘At the Bar‘ invite talented individuals to inspire and enlighten. Recently we had the chance to meet the first ever author...

Friday Favourites

PEOPLE IN GLASS HOUSES… SHOULD SHOP CHANEL This weeks Friday Favourites starts with Coco Chanel: “Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions” she...

Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards 2016: call for entries

Design students, can you win us over? This year we’ve got a brand new brief for our Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards competition – we’re asking...

What we’re listening to this week #45

Welcome to the latest installment of ‘What we’re listening to this week’, brought to you each week by our playlist curator, Andy… WWLTTW #45 “Love...

Uncovering brand stories: Wilhelmina Pepermunt

Is there a brand that gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling inside? One that reminds you of home, or your childhood – a brand that is a...

Friday Favourites

This week’s Friday Favourites are an eclectic mix of film and photography, fossils, martial arts and virtual reality. Are you ready for your weekly dose of...

What we’re listening to this week #44

Spring is in the air, and it’s also in our ears. Here is our playlist curator, Andy, to help with this week’s seasonal transition, and...

Stories from Design Bridge: Inspiration & advice for moving to Singapore

Do you dream of working in the Design industry in a different part of the world? You should meet Sophie Neilan. Originally from the UK, Sophie recently moved...

Friday Favourites

We’ve come across lots of creative inspiration this week, and our first story comes from Tash, who tells us about her favourite new Instagram find – Justine Kusuma....

What we’re listening to this week #43

You may have noticed that we’ve been talking about our latest work for Guinness recently. So in honour of our re-crafted Guinness harp, this week’s Studio...

Friday Favourites

What a week. There’s been highs (like all of the exciting things going on at D&AD this week – more on this later) but also lows,...

What we’re listening to this week #42

In it’s 42nd week, here is an eclectic mix of music for you to plug in and nod along to. Welcome to this week’s edition...

The Great Design Bridge Sporting Bake Off

We love an excuse for a good, old-fashioned bake off and, at the end of last week, we were busy baking. But this wasn’t just your average bake...

Friday Favourites

Our first favourite this Friday is filmmaker Selina Miles. Tash says, “I found Selina Miles when I was trying to find out who directed the music video...

What we’re listening to this week #41 – Record Store Day 2016 special

In honour of Record Store Day this Saturday, this week we have a special edition of our Studio playlist. Here our WWLTTW curator, Andy, to tell you...

Friday Favourites

It’s just 4 short months until the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, and we’re getting into the spirit of The Games early with these beautifully crafted paper sculptures of...

What we’re listening to this week #40

Welcome to the 40th edition of our weekly Studio playlist. And with may of out lists, this week’s has a theme. Here’s our List curator...

Friday Favourites

This week it’s Museum Week – a worldwide celebration of the wonderful world of museums (check out Twitter for more). Regular blog readers will know that we often visit...

What we’re listening to this week #39

Welcome to the latest edition of our “What We’re Listening To This Week” playlist, brought to you by Andy. Here he is to introduce this week’s...

We may look like we’re playing, but we’re hard at work

Inspiration and creativity can (and should) come from all sorts of places. Originally published on Design Week earlier in the year, DB’s Anna Hamill explains why playtime...

Chicks, eggs and chocolate. It could only be Easter.

At Design Bridge we like to think a little differently, so to kick off the seasonal festivities we have brought together some alternate Easter traditions...

Friday Favourites

The daffodils are blooming, spring is in the air, and it’s got us thinking about cocktails. But not just any old cocktails. We have been marvelling at these...