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Friday Favourites

This week’s Favourites theme is exhibitions, which are by their very nature creatively inspiring. Now, we’re a big fan of Yayoi Kusama here at DB...

At The Bar with Studio Yukiko: letting loose in the playground

For our latest edition of At The Bar (a regular get together in our Amsterdam Studio, each time with a different with a special guest speaker),...

Friday Favourites

Our Friday Favourites this week have a theme: short films. First up is straight 8, who we came across at D&AD Festival last week. Founded in 1999, straight...

Design Bridge Visits: T-SHIRT – CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION Exhibition, London

Dare to Wear I recently visited the T-SHIRT – CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION exhibition at the London Fashion and Textiles Museum, which celebrates the...

Friday Favourites

We’re always partial to a little illustration inspiration, and earlier this week The V&A announced its shortlist for the 2018 V&A Illustration Awards, which covers...

Friday Favourites

We’ll begin our Friday Favourites with a little illustration inspiration courtesy of Creative Bloq, who have profiled 32 up-and-coming illustrators this week. Here are some...

Friday Favourites

Our first favourite this week is the work of Zara Picken, who creates bright, bold and graphical “Paper Cut Illustrations”. You can find more of Zara’s work...

Design students, can you win us over to your point of view?

If you’re a keen follower of the Design Bridge blog then you’ve probably already seen the brief for our Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards 2018 competition....

Supporting SOSD – Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us at Design Bridge Singapore

As part of the annual Chinese New Year celebrations in our Singapore Studio (read more about those here), we have a tradition of sending a...

Year of the Dog: Celebrating Chinese New Year at Design Bridge Singapore

There are quite a number of traditions here in the Singapore Studio, but one of our favourites is the annual Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration....

Friday Favourites

We’ll begin our Friday Favourites this week with 2 lovely craft stories we found on Fubiz. First up is Ekaterina Lukasheva’s incredibly intricate geometric origami,...

#IWD2018 – how inspirational messages and hollow brand gestures don’t cut it anymore

2017 marked a watershed moment for public conversation about women’s issues around the world. The #MeToo and the Time’s Up movements united millions of voices...

Friday Favourites

As regular Friday Favourites readers will know, we love a good photography story, and this week Creative Boom has covered two photography prize shortlist announcements...

Stories from Design Bridge: Interning in Amsterdam

Meet Sam. Originally from Belfast, Sam is a 3rd year Graphic Design student at The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), and for the past 6 months...

Friday Favourites

Welcome to our latest Friday Favourites – a weekly collection of some of our favourite creative stories from the past week. We’ll begin with these...

Silver & Bronze for Design Bridge at The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2018

Last night we were at our first awards ceremony of 2018 – The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2018. What makes this awards programme a little different to...

Friday Favourites

Welcome to our latest Friday Favourites. We’ll start this week by sharing the work of Sándor Vámos (aka vamosART or Drawing 3D Art) whose 3D...

Design Bridge Visits: Legendary Trunks – The Exhibition

As a designer, I often find myself conflicted; between the half of me that values all things tasteful and considered, and the half that takes...

Friday Favourites

This week the UK has marked 100 years since women won the right the vote, and Laura F points us towards a lovely short film...

Friday Favourites

As regular Friday Favourites readers will know, we love discovering new and inspiring photographers, and our latest find – and first Favourite of the week...

Is Advertising Radical Enough?

The answer, of course, depends how we define the term ‘radical’ and how we quantify ‘enough.’ But the other night, three of Amsterdam’s top Strategy...

Stories from Design Bridge: Rebecca’s Singapore Top 10

Say hello to Rebecca Clarke. Rebecca joined our London Studio over 3 years ago as a Designer and has worked on all sorts of exciting...

Friday Favourites

Now, many of our Friday Favourites are of a visual nature, but this week Helen H shares some audio inspiration: “Gemma Cairney’s ‘Leisure Society’ podcasts on...

Friday Favourites

Congratulations, you made it through the first week of January, so welcome to our first Friday Favourites of 2018! To help start the New Year...

At the Bar with Andrew Bainbridge: A Natural History of Letterforms

A tale of long lost artefacts discovered in a Jacobean farmhouse on the high fells of Westmorland. A trove of typographic specimens not seen since...

Happy Holidays from Design Bridge: the story behind our 2017 greetings card

December is a month full of traditions, and one tradition we have here at Design Bridge is our seasonal greetings card, which we create each year...

Friday Favourites

Seeing as it’s almost Christmas, Jade spied a seasonal photography story that we just had to share this week. Danelle Manthey’s 2003 project, Christmas USA,...

Sharing the Cadbury festive joy at Design Bridge London

Visit our London Studio during December and you’ll be greeted by the most festive of scenes in our reception area, which has been transformed into...

Yoga Club at Design Bridge Singapore

One of the great things about working at Design Bridge is our unique Studio culture and all the extra-curricular things we get up to. Here’s...

Inspiration sessions at Design Bridge Singapore

“Where do you go for creative inspiration?” A question that we’re often asked, and one that we regularly ask each other, too. One of the...

Friday Favourites

It’s that time of year again. No, not Christmas (although that is most definitely on its merry way), it’s time for Pantone to announce what...

Sinterklaas has arrived at Design Bridge Amsterdam

The story of Sinterklaas Today is the 5th of December, and that means it’s a special day in the Netherlands. All year Sinterklaas (or St....

Friday Favourites

Here’s to the first day of December and to those who are traveling this holiday season, see if you’ll be close to one of today’s...

Friday Favourites

We love a beautiful photography book and the latest to be added to our Christmas list is The Secret Life of the Pencil, a new...

Making Good Design Great: it’s all in the (print) execution

Having an idea is all very well and good, but as long as it remains unexecuted, its goodness is rather theoretical. The recent Label Lab...

Stories from Design Bridge: Life in Amsterdam with Design Director Melinda

Time flies and years go by in the blink of an eye. You suddenly realise you’ve got an anniversary coming up: 10 years at Design...

Friday Favourites

We’ve talked a little bit about sustainability elsewhere on our blog recently, so let’s start this week’s Friday Favourites on-topic with a trio of stories...

Stories from Design Bridge: Re-branding the world’s largest car leasing company

At Design Bridge we work with all sorts of clients across a huge variety of sectors, and our philosophy of original thinking, brand storytelling and...

Design Bridge and Dance4Life celebrate collaboration

In our Amsterdam studio we’ve been fortunate to work with the amazing team at Dance4Life since 2008. Dance4Life is an Amsterdam-based NGO devoted to giving young people...

Design Bridge Visits: BNO Summer Class (and it’s all about packaging)

Sustainability. An incredibly interesting, important and relevant subject for anyone involved in Packaging Design, and the subject of this year’s BNO Summer Class: All About...

Celebrating Halloween 2017, DB style

It’s become a bit of a tradition to celebrate Halloween here at Design Bridge, with each of our Studios marking All Hallow’s Eve in their...

Drumming up support for Cadbury and Help for Heroes

When you visit our London Studio you never know what you’re going to find when you walk through the doors, and during November the Cadbury...

Friday Favourites

Welcome to our latest instalment of Friday Favourites – some of our favourite creative stories from the past week. Let’s begin with a little photographic...

The fine art of collaboration

Chloe Templeman, a Design Director based in our London Studio, recently wrote a column for Computer Arts Magazine all about collaborating with illustrators. Just in case...

Friday Favourites

It’s a lovely autumnal day at Design Bridge London today (where this week’s FF blog post is coming to you from), so what better way...

Stories from Design Bridge: The city that never sleeps

Meet Toby. Toby joined us in London as a Designer in 2015 and, earlier this year, had the opportunity to spend some time working over...

Friday Favourites

The nights are starting to draw in and the leaves are beginning to turn (except for our team in Singapore, where it’s always summer!), so...

Design Bridge Visits: designjunction at London Design Festival

This year’s London Design Festival was a treasure trove of creative inspiration spanning all areas of design, so of course we went along to explore...

2017 juniors, welcome to the Design Bridge team

This year in the London Studio we’ve welcomed 9 new juniors to the team. We’ve already had them presenting at one of our Friday Mingles over...

Stories from Design Bridge: Say hello to Becca, Client Director at DB London

Take a stroll around any of our Studios and you’ll come across all sorts of people with all sorts of stories to tell. Take Rebecca...