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A new privacy-first browser can replace Chrome on all your devices

Brave’s privacy-first browser has come out of beta for the first time. It offers some serious anti-surveillance protection compared to Chrome You’re almost certainly reading this story through Google’s Chrome web browser. It is, by far, the world’s most popular browser – according to stats from June 2019, Chrome is used by more than 70 per […]

Pentagram’s Emily Oberman designs new Warner Bros. identity

The project, which centres around an updated “WB” shield, aims to lay the groundwork for the company’s future ahead of its centenary in 2023. Warner Bros. has unveiled a new brand identity, which gives a new look to the famed “WB” shield, last updated in 1993. The design was led by Pentagram partner Emily Oberman […]

Typeface inspired by Berlin Wall marks 30 years since its fall

Developed and launched by Heimat Berlin, the typeset uses original graffiti scrawled on the Wall during its 28-year history. A new typeface has been launched to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Designed and developed by creative consultancy Heimat Berlin, the Voice of the Wall typeface allows users to create their […]

Facebook reveals new corporate identity

The troubled social media company hopes the rebrand will “better communicate” its services. Facebook has unveiled its new corporate identity, which has been designed with branding consultants Saffron and typeface designers Dalton Maag. Although the Facebook company and the Facebook app still share a name, they now have different logos. The logo is now an […]

These clever office pods will help you reclaim your privacy at work

Open-plan offices are great for collaboration – but sometimes you need a little privacy. These are the best micro-rooms to kit out your office with. “The way we hold meetings has changed a lot in the last decade,” says Pontus Kihlman, executive consultant at Rapal Oy, a workplace solutions provider based in Espoo, Finland. Remote, […]

Illustrators unite behind fundraiser to save world’s rainforests

Breathe Easy is a month-long fundraiser dedicated to giving people a tangible way to do their bit to save the rainforest. Designers and artists will unite in November as part of a month-long fundraiser in aid of the world’s rainforests. Headed by Drool, an online gallery “committed to affordability”, the Breathe Easy campaign has been […]

The Guardian redesigns its Daily app to offer a “curated” experience

The app’s update is inspired by streaming services like Apple Music and Netflix. The Guardian has redesigned its Daily app for an “enhanced reading experience” that aims to provide readers with a more “curated” version of the newspaper’s content. Unlike the Guardian’s website and Live app, which are updated throughout the day, stories for the […]

New £20 polymer note design released

The banknote will feature artist JMW Turner and is thought to be the “most secure” ever produced. The design for the updated £20 note has been released by the Bank of England (BoE). Launching in February 2020, the new banknote will feature the portrait of artist JMW Turner. The project for the design was headed […]

Apple iPhone 11 review: forget the Pro, this is the iPhone you need

If you decide you can live without a zoom lens and an OLED display, then the iPhone 11 has everything you need for a fairly reasonable price. PROS Night mode; same A13 chip as the Pros; good battery for an iPhone; affordable-ish CONS Notch looks outdated; no screen update; the iPhone XR exists PRICE £729 […]