As payment becomes more convenient, coins seem increasingly cumbersome, so some streamlining is necessary if we are to continue using them. Here is Studio Thomson's set of coins for the digital age.
Funerals have never had the greatest of images, but that is no reason for them to be organised in drab offices on the outskirts of town, says Studio Makgill.
Manchester studio MayNinth decided to test its mettle by declaring war on the image of one of its least favourite institutions
An American road trip can be thwarted at the first turn-off by the confusing array of shields and arrows used to guide drivers through the highway network. Manual Creative decides to take things in a new direction.
It seems this simple design tool is a little too simple for some. Magpie Studio proposes another dimension.
A bad DIY experience prompted the designers at Founded to redesign the humble paint can as a container that saves space, time and effort, as well as being easy on the eye.
The designers at Toormix are big fans of their local tipple, but worry that it suffers from a lack of coherent branding. Here’s their solution.
Mind Design has achieved the impossible -– it has devised a way to make those slow, excruciating minutes you spend sitting in front of Apple’s “spinning wheel of doom” into a delightful moment of inspiration. No excuse for a tea break, then …
The dingy packages, parcels and envelopes of the Royal Mail get a makeover, to make the experience of visiting a post office almost as exciting as receiving a letter – even if the actual post office remains the same.
Unless you’re the proud owner of “BIG DAV 1”, the code on the front of your car doesn’t tell the world much about you or your vehicle. Paris-based studio Artworklove has a plan to change that.
London studio A Practice for Everyday Life steals candy (or at least its packaging) from babies and reclaims it as a sophisticated snack for adults.
London design consultancy BERG turns a forgettable scrap of till roll into a personalised, networked paper “app”.
The youth movement has spent over 100 years being prepared, but the 21st century seems to have caught it by surprise. Time for a makeover, says communications agency KK Outlet.
The government proposes selling cigarettes in plain packaging to limit their appeal – could they still look good while warning smokers? We asked graphic design studio Build to light us up
Following October’s official redesign of the ultimate symbol of Britishness, we invited London-based design consultancy Bibliothèque to give it a whole new identity.