Printed Ephemera – DesignBoom Research

For this task my first step must be to research all the relevant information. First of all I have decided research the client for whom I am creating this piece.


Founded in milan in 1999, designboom is the world’s first and most popular digital architecture and design magazine. Design boom’s stated goal is to bring to bring together professional and young creatives from a diverse range of backgrounds. By publishing the latest news and key issues in the fields of architecture, design, technology and art over the past 17 years they have sought to unearth the best projects and curating a selection of the most interesting aspects of contemporary culture before it is available anywhere else.

Today designboom is the most comprehensive source in these fields with over 43,000 articles worth of useful information and insightful interviews, studio visits, documentation of new products, reviews of exhibitions and books, and historical surveys. Design boom’s website is packed with articles encompassing all aspects of design, from furniture and architecture to motorcycles and art installations. They include a timeline of their growth and successes during their 17 year history which I found very informative.


Designboom, rather than being a source of design itself, is a catalogue of cherry picked, innovative works from designers across the world. The wikipedia of design with a reader page reminiscent of Pinterest.





Author: David Rothwell

I am a Graphic Communication student at Cardiff Metropolitan School of Art and Design If you like any of my work, have feedback (good or bad) or would like to get in touch, please do

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