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07 November 2018
Centenary celebrations for the revered German art and design school have already begun. Here’s a personal take on its influence, inspired by an Adobe project.
15 October 2018
During "pink October" the breast cancer awareness ribbon is ubiquitous. But what's the history of design, and what role does a certain beauty brand have in its evolution? Our article goes behind the scenes of an iconic symbol.
02 October 2018
No, that's not a spelling error. Curius is a French branding design agency driven by curiosity. We chat with its founder, Pascal Viguier.
05 September 2018
The British have a reputation for concealing their true emotions - usually with humour - but the theme of the second London Design Biennale is "Emotional States". Here's a quick look at the award-winning installations.
09 August 2018
From late style guru Christopher Gibbs to a reissued collection of Ikea furniture, design news is currently infused with nostalgia for the Swinging Sixties.
02 July 2018
French luxury house Louis Vuitton has produced its first men’s fragrances. Vuitton may be located in Paris, but the soul of these scents lies in the south.
30 May 2018
The inventor of neon died 60 years ago this month. But his legacy lives on as a new generation warms to the glowing signs. We delve into the world of neo-neon.
30 April 2018
As Heathrow Airport auctions off the entire contents of Terminal 1, we take a look at airport design and feel nostalgic for the jet age.
26 March 2018
An exhibition of Wes Anderson movie sets in London provokes thoughts on the role of production design in cinema.
21 February 2018
Print books are not dead. In fact, they've found a new home and inspired an entire subculture on Instagram. Meet the "bookstagrammers" and find out how they're influencing the publishing industry.
29 January 2018
Japanese brand Muji is the latest in the list of retailers who've translated their "lifestyle" into a hotel. So why should you choose it when you next visit Shenzen?
04 October 2017
While other magazines struggle, Wallpaper* is in fine fettle, celebrating its 21st birthday with double digit advertising growth, higher quality paper stock and its biggest issue ever. So what are the secrets of its success? Read on to find out.
16 August 2017
After Buzzman, the ground-breaking French agency, comes its spin-off unit Productman. Why has the agency turned its attention to design? We chat to vice-president Thomas Granger.
15 May 2017
Travelling should be about new people and places rather than stress and hassle. With this in mind, Buenos Aires start-up Bluesmart is creating "smart luggage". These connected cases can make at least part of your journey less painful.
28 March 2017
"My job is basically about zooming in and zooming out." This month's design column features Vincent Lammers, head of design and animation at Ambassadors in Amsterdam. He shares some career highlights and talks us through the creative process from brief to polished project.
14 February 2017
What role can advertising play when the world is falling apart? Shortly after Donald Trump’s election – and in the midst of judging for the Epica awards – NILS ADRIAANS of Dutch magazine Adformatie talked to three advertising journalists, an advertising strategist and an advertising thinker to find out.
Claire Bridges is the author of In Your Creative Element, a book that delivers "a formula for creative success in business". Here Claire shares some of her secrets for unlocking creativity.
30 January 2017
Blending design, branding and social strategy, small but nimble new outfit Jones & Bone is the perfect example of a 21st century agency. Read on to find out why the London-based duo prefer the term "creative boutique".
20 December 2016
Six Things is a young design and branding agency with its roots in the digital world and an instinctive understanding of the millennial mindset.
09 November 2016
If you can’t find a safety card in the seat pocket in front of you, it may be because a collector has already snapped it up. Inspired by the Paris metro’s mock airline safety card campaign, we examine an aviation sub-culture.
24 October 2016
This month's Design Plus is a profile of Tristan Macherel, executive creative director of Landor Paris. He talks about Landor's extraordinary history, his own career journey, and the relationship between creativity and strategy.
22 September 2016
French agency BETC's move to an iconic building in the suburbs of Paris may reflect a shift in the city's creative landscape. And it could even indicate a global trend. Read this month's design column to find out why urban innovators are moving out of town.
05 September 2016
A series of retro-futuristic posters created by NASA inspired us to take a look at the wild world of space tourism. Click here to blast off.
29 July 2016
Two new venues in Paris and Milan combine branding with luxuriating. Find out how Moleskine and Johnnie Walker are encouraging customers to sit down and spend some quality time with them.
30 June 2016
Creative magazines have begun expanding beyond print and opening exhibition spaces. Click here to read about Kinfolk's new Copenhagen gallery and other publications with a public presence in the world.
31 May 2016
The Italian anti-homophobia magazine Handkerchief won a top prize at the European Design Awards in Vienna, while Swiss agency Raffinerie was Agency of the Year. Read on for more details.
10 May 2016
It's all about the logo: our regular column takes a look at rebranding efforts on each side of the Atlantic, for Paris Airports and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Which was the most successful? Click here to find out.
24 March 2016
Being based in Paris, we couldn't help but notice the redesign of iconic French news magazine L'Express. And when we discovered that the art director behind the new look was London-based Mark Porter, an interview seemed obligatory. Click here to find out how to give a magazine a makeover.
29 February 2016
With the "Brexit" poll looming and the European flag fraying at the edges, we set out to find out who designed the logo of Europe. Our investigations unearthed controversy – and perhaps even a conspiracy.
28 January 2016
In a new series of articles, Epica highlights creativity in the design field. This inaugural piece looks at the impact of the working environment on creative talents. Its author, Mark Tungate, finds that easing collaboration is the aim of many new agency office designs.
Image: Cloud Nine, Sweden
29 September 2015
So you want to win Epica's new Humour category. But can humour cross borders? How can you be sure that your ad will make an international audience - or jury - laugh rather than remain blank? Here's a brief and unscientific guide to comedic effectiveness.
23 September 2015
Epica is the first major global creative awards to launch a specific virtual reality category. In this article, Epica's editorial director Mark Tungate explains why - and presents some of the latest VR work. Click here to read on.