|Original articles from Co.Design.|
|McDonald's is Testing Reusable, Returnable Coffee Cups|
As part of the experiment in the U.K., you’ll be able to return the cup to McDonald’s when you’re done—or drop it off at a network of collection sites at places like supermarkets.
|BK Belgium Branded Masks are More Useful Than They Seem|
The fast food chain launched its own set of branded masks that will include a customer’s order displayed across the front.
|Popeyes Has a New Buttoned-Up Look|
How Popeyes’ chicken sandwich, a Twitter feud, and a global expansion led to a new brand identity.
|The Story Behind the Now Iconic Coronavirus Illustration|
You’ve definitely seen some version of it: a ball with distinctive spikes that vary in style–from triangular bursts to rounded knobs.
|Famous Logos Reimagined During Covid-19 Outbreak|
Slovenia-based creative director Jure Tovrljan reimagined some of the world’s most iconic logos for the new age of social distancing.
|Jif and Giphy: The Co-Branding We Never Expected|
JIF trolls the world by rebranding as GIF…with a hard ‘G’. Stand back, the internet is about to explode.
|Yap: A Return to the Chat Rooms of the Old Web|
A new web-based application from digital product studio Postlight, called Yap, is hoping to restore chat rooms to their humble glory.
|Allbirds vs Amazon and Sustainability|
Amazon is notorious for brazenly making cheaper lookalikes of popular products on the market, from Warby Parker glasses to the Instant Pot. The retail giant’s latest target? Allbirds.
|The Next Industry Ripe for Disruption: Toilet Paper |
Meet the artisanal toilet-paper startups taking on Big Tissue. Would you pay $3 for a “farm to bathroom” toilet roll?
|Ideo Wants to Rebrand Hacker Stock Photos|
Ideo has announced a “cybersecurity visuals challenge.” The contest aims to "reimagine a more compelling and relatable visual language for cybersecurity."
|Megan Rapinoe Co-Founds New Inclusive Design Lifestyle Brand|
Re—inc’s nonbinary brand puts the soccer stars within a broader movement toward creating inclusive clothes and products.
|Mattel Looks to Reinvent Hot Wheels|
As the world's #1 selling toy, the average U.S. child owns 50 Hot Wheels, according to Mattel. Now they're looking to reinvent themselves for today's kids.
|Snoop's Weed Company Launches an Agency|
Gram by Gram is a cannabis-specific ad and branding agency aiming to both build weed brands and help mainstream marketers tap into the cannabis market.
|Google Just Released 53 Gender Fluid Emoji|
The 53 updated, gender ambiguous emoji are part of a beta release for Pixel phones this week - they’ll come to all Android Q phones later this year.
|What Design Tools Get Wrong|
Modern design tools–both the vector and code kind–are amazing pieces of software that in recent years have transformed the design profession.
|Helvetica Gets a Makeover|
Monotype–the owner of Helvetica–has spent the past two years creating a fix for its shortcomings. The result is called Helvetica Now, and it’s available now for licensing.
|Spotify Is On To Us. Took Long Enough.|
Spotify has noticed some people claiming they’re in a family yet not actually living together and has reportedly asked some subscribers for their GPS locations to prove they in fact reside in the same household.
|Glossier Rolls Out New Brand: Play|
The beauty startup–known for helping women create a no-makeup aesthetic–is launching an entirely new makeup brand called Glossier Play.
|Political Candidates Suddenly Care About Design|
With the exception of Barack Obama, candidates have rarely invested in original design.
|Beauty Brands Join CVS Photoshop Ban|
Dubbed CVS Beauty Mark, the two-year-long effort involves a watermark alerting consumers that models had not been Photoshopped.
|Serena Williams' New Tech-Infused Gatorade Ad |
The tennis legend talks about creating good ads, why she’s pitching Gatorade, and what makes a successful brand partnership.
|How Goldfish Crackers Took Over the World|
The snacks we munched on after soccer practice have become a worldwide phenomenon, with huge sales growth and a ridiculous variety of flavors.
|Google Introduces New In-Game Playable Ads|
The idea is that users will play these built-in games in the hopes of unlocking something special inside of a game they’re already in.