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Friday Favourites

Book design seems to be on-trend at the moment, and we’ve shared some lovely book cover design stories in recent Friday Favourites. This week we came...

What we’re listening to this week #16

This week’s playlist has a bit of a travel theme. Here’s Andy, our playlist curator, to introduce the tunes that make up this week’s Design...

Friday Favourites

This week’s Friday Favourites contains stories of handcrafting and some creative uses of 3D printing. But before we get to those, let’s start with something surprising and...

What we’re listening to this week #15

This week’s Studio soundtrack contains music to inspire, music that might confuse, and music to sing along to. Andy K (our WWLTTW curator) describes it...

Friday Favourites

This week we love animator Segawa37’s reworkings of classic Japanese ukiyo-e prints. Originally created for a GIF contest, the prints are brought to life in...

Stories from Design Bridge: From Strategist to Teacher

It’s always sad to say goodbye, and this month we’re sadly saying goodbye to Dan Parkinson. Dan is a Brand Strategist who has been based...

What we’re listening to this week #14

Each week, Andy K puts together the WWLTTW playlist – music and sounds that inspire the Design Bridge Studios. This week’s musical selection has been entirely...

Friday Favourites

According to the IAMPETH Master Penman Society website, the society recognises “excellence in penmanship and the calligraphic arts”. Enter Jake Weidmann, one of only 12 Master Penman,...

What we’re listening to this week #13

Unlucky for some, this week marks the thirteenth WWLTTW playlist, lovingly compiled by our in-house playlist curator, Andy. Ready to listen along with us? WWLTTW #13 Extended by...

The Design Bridge Book Club: The Golden Gate

Welcome back to the Design Bridge Book Club. This week it’s the turn of Copywriter Caroline Slade to tell us why we should all read...

Friday Favourites

We’ve come across lots of inspiring design stories to share with our Friday Favourites readers this week. Get comfortable, it’s a jam-packed week. Let’s start with something based...

What we’re listening to this week #12

The WWLTTW playlist is put together each week by Andy, who seeks out the songs, sounds and inspirational noises from around the DB studios. Think...

Simon Black on the importance of storytelling for branding and design

As we say here on our website, we believe that brands need a unique story that connects with people, and we need that story to...

Friday Favourites

Supporting young design talent and local business in Mumbai, and raising the profile of the design industry in India – we think that Taxi Fabric is a fantastic and inspiring...

Cocktails go airborne!

Here at Design Bridge we work with a variety of interesting and innovative drinks brands. David Helps, our Group Director of Innovation, has made it...

What we’re listening to this week #11

Welcome to the latest instalment of the Design Bridge WWLTTW playlist. Put together each week by Andy K, WWLTTW takes you on sonic tour of the...

At the Bar with Print3D Matter

Our regular readers will know by now that our Amsterdam Studio often hosts an event called ‘At the Bar’ where we welcome people from all...

The Design Bridge Book Club: The Great Gatsby

Welcome to our new book club blog series. Here’s Holly Kielty, Creative Director Brand Language, to explain all… Because to be a writer means being a...

Friday Favourites

We’re a big fan of a good, strong coffee to kickstart the day. Ghidaq al-Nizar (aka coffeetopia) uses our favourite caffeinated beverage in a much more...

Stories from Design Bridge: Life as a young design expat

Ever wondered what it would be like to pack your suitcase, hop on a plane and move abroad for a career opportunity? We caught up...

What we’re listening to this week #10

Happy tenth edition of the WWLTTW playlist. If you’re new to WWLTTW, let us explain. If you strolled around one of our studios, you’d hear all sorts...

Friday Favourites

Inspired by the work of Alexandre Alexeieff and Claire Parker (sadly not a relation of our own Claire Parker), Elliot Schultz embroiders stunning scenes onto 10” fabric discs....

What we’re listening to this week #9

Time for your afternoon coffee break? From audiobooks to ambient cafe noises via sounds to enhance your sense of taste (not forgetting the music, too) we have...

Design Bridge Visits: Design Derby in Rotterdam

At Design Bridge we immerse ourselves in everything design. So when we got the opportunity to visit the beautiful Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, we...

Friday Favourites

A few weeks ago, we were mesmerised by Michael Murphy’s ‘Perceptual Shift’. This week it’s the turn of Nicolas Ménard, who’s entrancing us with the collection...

What we’re listening to this week #8

WWLTTW is the unofficial soundtrack to life at Design Bridge. Each week, our resident playlist curator Andy K puts together the songs and sounds from our 4 Studios....

Claire Parker reviews new visual identity of Spotify

Claire Parker, Executive Creative Director of our Amsterdam Studio, is part of the ‘Corporate Design Panel’ of Marketing Tribune magazine, so every month she critiques a...

Friday Favourites

Hand thrown pottery is an art that can be traced back centuries. Jon Almeda has taken this traditional craft to a whole new level, creating...

What we’re listening to this week #7

Curated by Andy from the sounds heard across all 4 of our Studios, WWLTTW is the unofficial Design Bridge playlist. This is week #7. WWLTTW #7...

“I wish I’d written” part three, by the Design Bridge Strategy Team

In the final part of our “I wish I’d written” series, we asked 6 more Design Bridge Strategists “What do you wish you’d written and why?”. Here’s...

Design Bridge Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards 2015 – the winners

It’s the blog post you’ve all been waiting for – the winners of this year’s Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards! The brief was simple: redesign a...

Friday Favourites

This week we’ve been mesmerised by Michael Murphy’s “Perceptual Shift” sculpture, currently on display at the IMAGE Gallery in New York. Composed of 1,252 black...

What we’re listening to this week #6

Who needs Glastonbury when you have the Design Bridge WWLTTW playlist? Curated weekly by our very own Andy Kirk, listen to what’s been inspiring us below, and catch...

“I wish I’d written” Part Two, by the Design Bridge Strategy Team

From a beautifully crafted book to an insightful article on design thinking, in this week’s instalment of “I wish I’d written” four more people from...

Gypsy, juggling and diablo: The Amsterdam Summer Away Day

“and the winners are…the dish washers!” Soul crushing words for some, a life affirming win for others. Those were the results of this year’s Summer...

Friday Favourites

What happens when you tell the beginning and end of a story, but not the middle? Storytelling is central to our work at Design Bridge, and Jacob...

What we’re listening to this week #5

The ‘What We’re Listening To This Week’ (WWLTTW) list is curated each week by Andy Kirk with suggestions from across the Design Bridge studios. In Andy’s words:...

“I wish I’d written” – thoughts from the Design Bridge Strategy team

We’ve been delving into the minds of our Strategy team, asking them to select a piece of writing that they wished they’d written and to...

Friday Favourites

We like tiny things here on Friday Favourites, and we love Tanaka Tatsuya’s ‘Miniature Calendar’ project. Since 2011, Tatsuya has been creating miniature dioramas using...

Design Bridge at the FAB Awards plus Student Awards Update

It’s time to sound the awards klaxon again! Continuing our recent winning streak for our work with Fortnum & Mason, we’re incredibly pleased (as the...

At the Bar with Jaap Biemans aka Coverjunkie

‘At the Bar’ is our series of thought-provoking talks hosted in our Amsterdam Studio each month. Our most recent guest speaker was with the multi-award winning...

Friday Favourites

We all know about p-p-picking up a penguin, but I’ve never heard about using a p-p-posing for a penguin mirror before. That’s until I came...

Friday Favourites

We love a bit of movie magic and moody photography on Friday Favourites so we were thrilled when we stumbled across this amazing imagery from...

Crafted Refreshment – a soda fountain for KFC

If you follow the sound of whirring machines, all the way down to the basement in our London Studio, you’ll find yourself in our Workshop....

Most Awarded at D&AD plus New York Festivals awards

Last night we attended not one but two awards ceremonies and, we’re pleased to say, came home armed with some shiny new trophies. Over in...

Friday Favourites

We like a good stop motion animation on Friday Favourites, but what about stop motion photography? The ‘Sudden Stop’ series by French artist Julot Bandit...

Friday Favourites: Paper Special

We found lots of inspiring paper and card-themed stories this week, so today’s Friday Favourites is a themed one. Self-proclaimed “Illustrator and paper enthusiast” Nancy Liang  combines her two passions,...

First place for Karhu in The Dieline Awards 2015

Here’s a good pub quiz fact: the Karhu bear is the most tattooed brand marque in Finland. Here’s another good fact: our work with Karhu...

Johnnie Walker: What Design Can Do for Sensory Storytelling

How do you use design to capture the sensory story of Johnnie Walker Whisky? We are hosting a session at What Design Can Do  alongside acclaimed artist Arran...

Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards 2015: Call for Entries!

This year’s Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards 2015 is underway. We want you to redesign a famous brand. We’re inviting you to choose a famous brand and redesign...