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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: 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...

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...

Friday Favourites

As you might have noticed, the Design Bridge blog took a little holiday last week, but during this time Jarvis sent us this article (yes,...

Friday Favourites

Welcome to the latest edition of Friday Favourites, our weekly blog round up of our favourite creative stories from the past week. First up is...

Friday Favourites

When you think of music legend Prince the colour purple will always spring to mind and, earlier this week, Pantone Color Institute and The Prince...

Design Bridge Visits: Found MUJI design talk

On a never-ending quest for inspiration, you’ll often find us out and about at events and exhibitions, and last month a group of us in...

Introducing Smirnoff Choose Love – a Design Bridge collaboration with Rob Bailey

This year we’re choosing love. To support British Pride 2017, and off the back of last year’s successful Love Wins limited edition campaign (more about...

Design Bridgen Visits: Adam Jeppesen – Out of Camp at Foam Photography Museum

This blog post started out as a review of the current Adam Jeppesen exhibition at one of my favourite Amsterdam spaces, Foam Photography Museum. But...

Life drawing lessons at Design Bridge

Life drawing seems to be having a bit of a moment at Design Bridge, and once a month we hold life drawing class in our...

Friday Favourites

It’s no secret that we love a good design collaboration here at Design Bridge, and we’re big fans of this new Cadbury x House of...

Friday Favourites

In our Friday Favourites this week we have stories of inspiring photography, 3D crafting, projected art and digital fashion to share with you. But first,...

At the Bar with Hans Brouwer of MassiveMusic

“It’s no secret that sound and music have the power to move us, trigger memories… and even make us fall in love.” It’s a Thursday...

Design Bridge awarded at Drum Design Awards for Guinness Harp

Awards season is in full swing and last night we headed off to the home of Arsenal football club – the Emirates Stadium in London...

Design Bridge Visits: Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

Our London home sits in the heart of Clerkenwell, one of the biggest creative hubs of designers and makers in the world. So with the...

Design Bridge success at FAB Awards with Guinness & Lyle’s designs

On a beautiful summery eve in London last night we put on our very best clothes and headed over to the Hurlingham Club for the...

Friday Favourites

We’ve got lots of visual inspiration to share in this week’s Friday Favourites, so we’ll start with the archive of Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual...

Friday Favourites

In our Friday Favourites this week: a few stories linked Japanese culture, a new book for all designers’ shelves, and dancing in space. We’ll start...

Friday Favourites

Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Favourites – some of our favourite inspirational creative stories from the past week, and the odd thing that...

Friday Favourites

There’s been lots of cake-based excitement in the DB Studios this week (more about that on our blog next week), so it’s only right to...

Friday Favourites

This week our Friday Favourites round-up is full of photography inspiration from all around the world. Let’s start in New York, our USA home, by...

Friday Favourites

We’ve come across a fair few inspiring and creative food-based stories this week, so we’ll start today’s Friday Favourites with a delectable short film, shot...

Design Bridge Singapore celebrates the Year of the Fire Rooster

To celebrate Chinese New Year each year, our Singapore Studio has a rather lovely tradition of crafting a themed gift to be given to our...

Friday Favourites

Welcome to our first Friday Favourites of 2017, it’s good to be back! We shall start our this week by answering that age old question, “why does stepping...

Marking our 30th birthday: the Design Bridge family tree

The final few months of 2016 have been quite an exciting time for us. Not only is it the run up to Christmas, we’ve also just celebrated our...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The story behind our Limited Edition Love Wins Smirnoff design

Love can come in all shapes and forms – and this is exactly what we celebrated in 2016 with our clients at Smirnoff (for details...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Friday Favourites

Some of us remember it, others of us can’t even begin to imagine it, but graphic design DID exist before we had computers. Graphic Means is a...

Friday Favourites

Sometimes it’s the simplest of things that catch our attention and make us smile. Like these beautifully simple one line drawings of animals: See more...

Friday Favourites

Welcome to Friday Favourites – our weekly round up of stories, pictures, films and people that have inspired our creativity and captured our imagination. First...

Friday Favourites

Happy Friday, blog readers! It’s been a great week for creative inspiration, starting with the Super Bowl (more on that later), and ending with some...

Celebrating the Year of the Monkey at Design Bridge Singapore

As we enter our 30th year (plenty of anniversary plans are underway, don’t you worry) our Singapore Studio has been busy planning another celebration – Chinese New...

Crafting Booth’s Gin with David A Smith

On Red Lion Street, just down the road from our London Studio, stands a building that was once a gin distillery. This particular distillery produced...

Friday Favourites

The nights are long and the temperature has dropped (for 3 of our Studios, anyway), and all of this wintery weather has drawn us to some frosty stories...

Creative Collaborations for Design Bridge this Christmas

It takes a great deal of craftsmanship to deliver great work, and we often collaborate with carefully chosen artists, specialists and experts to help us...

Sinterklaas visits Design Bridge in Amsterdam

The wet and wintry weather certainly is upon us here in Amsterdam. But with the start of December comes a welcome Dutch festival: Sinterklaas. A...

Friday Favourites

A short but sweet Friday Favourites this week (but a bumper festive edition coming next week, FF fans). Let’s start off with a few of our...

Friday Favourites

We’re quite fond of paper craft here on Friday Favourites (remember our Paper Special?), and this week we came across the stunning paper work of...