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Developments and happenings from the world of YCN

The Learning Issue

Exploring how learning intersects with work and play today, the latest issue of the YCN Members' Magazine is here.


Sensory Science

We heard an experimental psychologist and a sonic branding expert discuss how brands sound.

More of what's new
  • New homes

    Commissioned to decorate Primark's first Amsterdam store, Member illustrator Daniel Clarke has created large-scale designs of the city’s iconic canal houses.

    Posted on Jan 10th 2017
  • Sustainable style

    Member Charlotte Trounce has created a series of illustrations to accompany a new book on dressing ethically by Redress, which will soon be available in the lending library.

    Posted on Jan 9th 2017
  • Fame well urned

    A new photo series commemorates cultural icons that died in 2016 with customised urns, created in a collaboration between Members KesselsKramer London, Emma Todd and Kerry Hughes.

    Posted on Jan 5th 2017
  • Elvish chatbots

    Cult LDN has created a Christmas campaign for the London Transport Museum, featuring puzzles, presents and artificially intelligent elves.

    Posted on Dec 19th 2016
  • Winter blooms

    Designs by Charlotte Day have been brought to life in an animated window display by Members Lush and Owen Gildersleeve Studio.

    Posted on Dec 16th 2016
  • Working Perspectives: James Hurst

    DesignStudio's strategic creative director James speaks to us about the approach behind some of the agency's recent high profile rebrands.

    Posted on Dec 14th 2016
  • Profession confessions

    Member Michael Driver creates illustrations for the Guardian's The Secret Life series, capturing people at work from dentists to DJs.

    Posted on Dec 13th 2016
  • Under the skin

    Photographer Nick Ballon has spent time investigating an Italian tannery, documenting the intricate leather production process.

    Posted on Dec 13th 2016
  • Debonair doggies

    Stylish dogs and their owners are the stars of a new Instagram content series created by Member Cult LDN to showcase a new product collection from Barbour.

    Posted on Dec 8th 2016
  • Seamless photography

    Member Alastair Philip Wiper photographed a textile factory and a leading upholstery supplier, providing an insight into the West's textile industry.

    Posted on Dec 5th 2016
  • Introducing Airbnb Trips

    Illustrator Quentin Monge has been commissioned by Airbnb, along with a range of other artists, to create posters for the service's new feature, Airbnb Trips.

    Posted on Dec 5th 2016
  • New to our Members' Lending Library

    Interviews, insights and icons flavour this month's latest library additions — and included too is the latest popular work from Zadie Smith.

    Posted on Dec 1st 2016
  • Shop Shanghai Village

    Member Daniel Clarke has created illustrations for a new luxury shopping outlet in China, forming a beautiful printed brochure and wall mural.

    Posted on Dec 1st 2016
  • An illustrated experience

    One-man design studio and Member Hedof has been commissioned by WeTransfer to enhance the site with illustration, as part of the brand's identity relaunch.

    Posted on Dec 1st 2016
  • The second annual Stack Awards

    Magazine subscription service Stack hosted its annual awards ceremony last night, recognising the best independent print publications from the past year.

    Posted on Nov 30th 2016
  • Opinions on design

    Playing on the different ways we express ourselves online, Hato has created the identity for the Design Museum's annual exhibit, Beazley Designs of the Year.

    Posted on Nov 28th 2016