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Friday Favourites

It’s officially December and the countdown to Christmas is on, so we thought we’d start our Friday Favourites with a couple of seasonal stories to...

The Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards 2017: The Brief

It’s time. The brief for our annual Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards competition is here. Similar to last year, we’re asking students to win us over with...

What we’re listening to this week #67 Special DJ A-Train Edition

This week you’re in for a musical treat as DB London’s resident Friday afternoon studio DJ Aaron D’Costa – aka DJ A-Train – has compiled this...

At the Bar: How to make a violin

On a very rainy day in November, we had a full house in our Amsterdam studio. There was a reason for that: our latest At...

Friday Favourites

Each week we put together our Friday Favourites – a selection of creative and inspiring stories we’ve come across over the past week. So before...

What we’re listening to this week #66 Postcard from NYC

New York City. NYC. The Big Apple. A city with hundreds upon thousands of songs written about it, to it, for it. And this week are dedicating...

Friday Favourites

Just like us, Design Week turns 30 years old (or young, we prefer young) this year. To kickstart a year long programme of celebrations themed around...

What we’re listening to this week #65

Our chief weapon is surprise… surprise and fear… fear and surprise… our two weapons are fear and surprise… and ruthless efficiency… Our three weapons are fear,...

Stories from Design Bridge: designing for good

Design. It can excite, provoke, challenge, inspire, frustrate, delight. And design is what unites us at DB. It’s part of our DNA. But what if… you could...

Friday Favourites

It’s been quite a week this week so we thought we’d start our Friday Favourites with something heart warming from photographer Mehmet Genç (also knowns as...

What we’re listening to this week #64 Special DB Guest Edition

This week Chris Allan, Jonny Bateman and Mat Brown of the late, great DB Band Jam have pulled together a set of live in-studio performances...

At The Bar: The Genius of the Poor

Leaving your desk job in order to pursue a passionate dream has to be a thought that has crossed many minds at some point. As...

Design Bridge Singapore visits Guinness Batik Fridays

To launch the new Guinness Indonesia Limited Edition design, our clients held a party in Jakarta, Indonesia and what better way to end a busy...

What we’re listening to this week #63

Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us....

Celebrating Halloween, Design Bridge Style

31 October is one of our most favourite days of the year, and this year we’ve been celebrating Halloween in true DB style. Over in London,...

Friday Favourites NYC Special

This week our Friday Favourites are dedicated to our USA home of New York, a city that is home to some of the most iconic...

I spy a yellow tram from the fifties

On a surprisingly sunny Friday afternoon at the very end of summer, our Amsterdam studio gathered downstairs to await instructions of our Away Day. And,...

What we’re listening to this week #62

Today’s Special. Welcome, let me find you a table by the window. WWLTTW’s Executive Chef, Andy Kirk (that’s me, folks), has created a selection that comprises...

Friday Favourites

Had a tough week? Need to release some tension to help ease you nicely into a relaxing weekend? We have just the thing for you...

Design Bridge Visits: Unseen photo fair 2016

Amsterdam’s annual Unseen Photo Fair is an international showcase of emerging talents shown alongside ‘unseen’ work by established artists. It has become a leading industry networking...

Friday Favourites

Let’s start this week’s Friday Favourites with a story for type fans – Google and Monotype have collaborated on a brand new, digital-first typeface family,...

Team DB Singapore run The Color Run

Known as the “Happiest 5k on the planet”, The Color Run is a five kilometre, un-timed event in which thousands of participants – also known...

What we’re listening to this week #61

This week’s WWLTTW Studio playlist has a theme… “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish...

Design + craft = great packaging

A little while back, Asa Cook (Creative Director) wrote an article for Creative Review on collaboration in design, and how working with the right craftspeople can...

Friday Favourites

I’ve overhead lots of chat in our London Studio about going to weddings this weekend and, rather unintentionally, this week’s Friday Favourites fit with the...

Design Bridge success at Pentawards & Clio Awards 2016

Last Friday, Mark and Ollie from DB Singapore enjoyed an evening of Shanghai glamour at the annual Pentawards ceremony. But it wasn’t just about enjoying the food, drinks and...

What we’re listening to this week #60 – Diamond edition

WWLTTW #60. Sexagesimal. I don’t need excuses to celebrate. Sixty might sound like a big, ancient number but it’s also a generous, round number. And...

Friday Favourites

On your wanders around London, have you ever noticed the old, fading signs painted on the side of buildings, hinting at the history of its...

Stories from Design Bridge: catching up with Sam in Singapore

Last year we interviewed Sam Foster for the blog. Sam was a Senior Designer, originally based in our London Studio, who was on secondment in our Singapore...

Meet the new faces of DB London

If you’ve visited our London Studio in the past few weeks then you might have spotted some new faces about the building. As September welcomes...

What we’re listening to this week #59

Neglect (and Being Victorious). I feel that I haven’t been attentive enough to your needs. I haven’t taken seriously enough the incredible responsibility of finding...

Photography + Storytelling = Portrait Project 365

Storytelling can be applied to all sorts of creative disciplines, and photography can be an incredibly effective way to tell the story of an object,...

What brands can learn from Stranger Things

Our obsession with TV is a lasting and ongoing love affair. However, online streaming, the ability to watch what you want (when you want, where...

What we’re listening to this week #58

Serendipity. Sometimes lists throw themselves together without any intervention from me. On a recent trip to New York, I sat in on a client meeting...

What we’re listening to this week #57 – La Musique Française Part Deux

Welcome to the weekly Studio playlist, alson known as “What we’re listening to this week”. We’re continuing on the French music theme this week (listen...

D&AD New Blood x Creative Review: Interview with DB’s Melissa

If you’ve seen this month’s Creative Review (The Learning Issue) then you might have spotted an interview with our very own Melissa Preston – current designer...

Friday Favourites

In 1969, Salvador Dalí was commissioned to create 12 heliogravures for a rather exclusive limited edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. As the book turns 150...

At The Bar: Letterheads 2016 Special

With the heat as intense as a hot metal printing press, last Thursday a scorching Amsterdam evening welcomed the beginning of Letterheads 2016, presented by our...

What we’re listening to this week #56 – La Musique Française

Un, deux, trois, quatre… Francophonie. Madames et Messieurs – a France-inspired playlist. We asked our French-born colleagues here in London to give us a few...

Friday Favourites

This week’s Friday Favourite begins with one of our favourite “F” subjects – fonts. If you’re looking for a gift for a small person then we’ve...

Marooned on a Desert Island in Singapore

At the end of July, our Singapore team was whisked away and marooned (just for the day) on the island of Sentosa. Here’s Alison to...

What we’re listening to this week #55

Close your eyes. Listen very carefully. This is the sound… Sonic Degradation is not my new favourite metal band. It is, in fact, part of...

Friday Favourites

With only a few days left until the closing ceremony, we thought we’d share one of our favourite Olympics-related design stories in this week’s Friday Favourites. Spotted...

Vote for Graham Shearsby as D&AD Trustee

As well as being a born-and-bred East Londoner, collector of curious objects, and self confessed “talkative attic”, Graham Shearsby is our Chief Creative Officer. He’s...

Pokémon GO: Augmented Reality, Rekindled Childhoods, Adaptive & Experimental Thinking

If you’ve not heard of Pokémon GO, or if you’re not really sure what relevance it has outside of just being a game, then please...

Friday Favourites

Even though it’s the middle of August and lots of people are away on their summer holidays (gratuitous photo of a pineapple on holiday above),...

What we’re listening to this week #54 Mercury Prize 2016 Special

The shortlist for the Mercury Prize 2016 was announced last week and, as our usual playlist curator (Andy) is on holiday, it falls to me to put the WWLTTW...

A steady hand and the patience of a saint

We see a lot of student portfolios here at Design Bridge – some good, some less good, and some that are plain brilliant. Just a...

Friday Favourites

As well as our day jobs at Design Bridge, many of us have creative alter egos and side projects. And one side project that we wanted...

Claire Parker talks about love at CreativeMornings Amsterdam

CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community, taking place in 152 cities all around the world. The global theme currently being discussed...