Howdy! We're happy to be back with your favorite (mostly) design-related roundup by the girls and boys from the STRV design team. In this issue we talk about how everyone got a facelift. Seriously. Everyone.
EVERYBODY ACQUIRED A FACELIFT!
It's safe to think that all of us secretly wanted this to happen at some point. Circular is a beautiful typeface that Spotify has been using since forever in their branding applications, so the idea of seeing it make its way through their apps wasn't too out there. This slight update already feels more fresh and especially, more spacious — if only because the font size is probably a tad small in its current iteration. Nevertheless, it's a welcome change that also manages to tighten up the brand a little bit. Now, if Spotify's top people would kindly take a look at this...
Google recently updated its Play Family app icons in an effort to increase consistency and, seemingly, the playfulness it's been moving towards since its redesign. We like them, specially in motion!
Commission Studio was behind fashion brand DKNY's latest bold redesign, taking cues and inspiration from New York's geometry as well as opting for a minimalist color palette (read: black and white). The "road" metaphor Commission describes shows up nicely in both the physical and digital applications of the brand by means of the strap itself (on the bags) and narrow, straight containers (on the website).
SO, WE WENT ON THE INTERNET AND FOUND...
The Swedish Number -- Step 1: Call this number. Step 2: Get connected to a random Swede. Step 3: Talk to a random Swede. Simple!
Polygraph here -- Polygraph plays around with pop culture data and turns it into beautiful, interactive visuals.
David Prati's sweet writing -- He never worked at Apple, Google or Spotify, but his way with words is certainly memorable.