From the founder of Airbnb, providing innovative solutions for refugees in 2017 to the most promising creatives of our times Design Indaba inspires and empowers people to create a better future through design and creativity. Design Indaba has become a respected institution on the global creative landscape and has attracted and showcased the world’s brightest talents since 1995...

The idea for Mart dates all the way back to 2009. "Around the same time The New World was conceived" notes Geebird & Bamby, the creative venture of Robert G. Achtel (b. 1980, Wiesbaden, Germany) and Jens Bambauer (b. 1981, Wetzlar, Germany) which was initiated in 2009 and by 2012 presented us with the highly acclaimed “The New World Series I“. “While it was clear from the beginning that the pieces...

Nicollet Avenue is the “Main Street” of downtown Minneapolis. The major street in Minneapolis, Minnesota and three of its suburbs passes through a number of locally well-known neighborhoods and districts, notably Eat Street in south Minneapolis and the traffic-restricted Nicollet Mall in the city's downtown. Nicollet Avenue was named for early 19th-century French explorer and cartographer Joseph Nicollet, who led three...

Can the identity of an entire city be captured in a font? The answer to the question comes in a variety of type with “Oslo”, the new custom typeface designed for Nike Concept Store in Oslo by Hans Christian Øren. The founder of Oh Yeah Studio and Creative Director in Bekk shares some insights on his task.  “Nike wanted to use a local artist to make a narrative thread through the store. The brief was to create a bespoke...

Comprising over 200 objects including hard-hitting posters, illuminated pharmacy signs and digital teaching aids the exhibition “Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?” remined us of the importance of the visual language in health-related issues. The exhibition unfortunately has ended, yet is a constant reminder of the important role graphic design plays in constructing and communicating healthcare messages around...

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