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Stories from Design Bridge: The one that got away

Held every year during winter to illuminate the city’s waterways, the Amsterdam Light Festival invites artists and designers to submit artwork concepts based on a...

Design Bridge & Callaly win Packaging – 3D award at Design Week Awards 2020

We’re kicking off  the week with some good news from this year’s Design Week Awards, where our disruptive and sustainable design for innovative D2C period product subscription...

Easter fun at the (virtual) Design Bridge Amsterdam Studio

Just because we’re not all in the same building at the moment doesn’t mean that we can’t keep up some of our team traditions, like...

Design Bridge Singapore wins Best of Show at Mobius Awards

Just one month into 2020 and we’ve got some rather exciting news to share from Mobius Awards: our Shangri-La Constellation Collection, a unique and interactive...

Design Bridge Singapore marks the Lunar New Year with blooming beautiful design

Over the past few weeks, all around the world, people have been celebrating Chinese New Year – the Year of the Rat.  And to mark the...

Creativity is… inspiration from this year’s D&AD New Blood SHIFT-ers

What does “creativity” mean to you? We’ve been working with the brilliant team at D&AD New Blood SHIFT for a few years now, and we...

Meet the Maker: Kirsty Struthers, Textbook Frog

As a global team of Brand Creatives, it’s no surprise that there are lots of us around the Design Bridge Studios with extra-curricular creative activities...

Made in Amsterdam: Sinterklaas at Design Bridge

The season of Sinterklaas has officially begun in the Netherlands. How do we know this? Well, Sinterklaas has arrived by boat, in great style, on...

All Hallows’ Eve at Design Bridge in Amsterdam & London

Darkness descended upon our Amsterdam Studio this year with the arrival of the Design Bridge Crypt… Our mournful congregation, shrouded in black, gathered to hold...

Happy Diwali from Design Bridge Singapore

Also known as the “festival of lights”, Diwali is a popular festival observed by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists around the world. This year...

Design Bridge collect 2 Silver awards at Pentawards 2019

This week we’ve been at the Pentawards Conference, part of the annual Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging event at Olympia in London, checking out the...

Play Days: the Design Bridge London Juniors go on a screenprinting adventure

One of the great things about working at Design Bridge is the ‘Play Day’ programme for the Junior Designers in the London Studio. A series of events that runs...

Design Bridge and Fortnum & Mason win Illustration for Branding award at Design Week Awards 2019

Following on from receiving the D&AD Design Agency — Client Collaboration of the Year 2019 at D&AD last month for our on-going partnership with Fortnum &...

Getting crafty: Leather painting workshop with Cherin Sim at Design Bridge Singapore

On a constant quest for creative inspiration, and a great excuse to flex our creative skills outside of client work, we’ve been arranging a series of...

Design Bridge and Fortnum & Mason win Agency-Client Collaboration of the Year at D&AD 2019

This week has marked one of our favourite weeks in London: D&AD Festival, and we’ve been over at The Truman Brewery attending talks, getting hands-on with some new...

The garden of sound – Design Bridge Amsterdam supports start-up Timio

What does it mean to design for a start-up brand that is about to launch through Kickstarter? It means clear articulation of an idea. Simple,...

Stories from Design Bridge: DB’s Gali Lucas preps for Amsterdam Light Festival

The annual Amsterdam Light Festival is a magical time in the Dutch capital. From November to January, 30 artworks light up the centre of Amsterdam and...

Cascabel Studio Landing Project – creative inspiration from Argentina & London

Supported by the British Council and organised by Cascabel Studio (a multidisciplinary creative studio founded in Buenos Aires and based in London), Landing Project is a...

Design Bridge wins Physical Product Design award at The Drum Design Awards 2018

Awards season 2018 is in full swing and last night we were at the Emirates Stadium for The Drum Design Awards, where DB Creative Director Chloé was part of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Don’t look down: exploring Clerkenwell

Are you the kind of person who walks with purpose, unaware of your surroundings and only interested in getting to your final destination? Or are...

At the Bar with Ramiro Espinoza

This month we invited graphic and type designer Ramiro Espinoza as our guest ‘At the Bar‘ – a series of inspirational talks curated and hosted by us...

What does “Craft” mean to you?

We’re always on the hunt for inspiration, so getting out and about, meeting new people, and experiencing new things are really important to us. We’re...

“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...

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....

Exquisite Amsterdam Typography: De Amsterdamse Krulletter

Recently, three of us from the Amsterdam studio went to a lecture at the University of Amsterdam. The subject was a little known typographic asset...