The Pickle Design Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter includes some of our latest work, a feature from our portfolio and a new desktop calendar for each month.

You can find it all here in our monthly newsletter, keeping you up to date with the all the goings on at the Pickle Design studio.

Design Classics

Welcome to the Design Classics where we bring you a piece of classic design each month for your inspiration, and ours.

adidas campus illustrated by pickle design for our design classic feature in september's newsletter

The September Newsletter – Adidas Campus Shoe

19th September 2017

For September enjoy a retro design classic making a comeback; the Adidas Campus trainer. Along with… Also in September’s newsletter: Featured branding and … [Read more]

Rubik's cube this month's design classic

The August Newsletter – The Rubik’s Cube

1st August 2017

Welcome to August! We have a puzzling 80s Design Classic, find all about the origins of the Rubik’s Cube. Along with… Also … [Read more]

Design Classic the Lava Lamp by Edward Craven Walker

The July Newsletter – The Lava Lamp

5th July 2017

Welcome to our July newsletter! It’s all going on in the studio, we are getting groovy with our Design Classic, the Lava … [Read more]

The June Newsletter – Café Daum Coat Stand

6th June 2017

Welcome to June and our latest newsletter! We delve back into Edwardian history to a revolutionary piece of Viennese design, just to hang … [Read more]

The red telephone box in our May newsletter

The May Newsletter – Red Telephone Box

9th May 2017

May is here and so is our latest newsletter! You will find our chosen design classic, this month it’s Superman’s changing room – the … [Read more]

April's newsletter with Design Classic Marmite

The April Newsletter – Marmite

10th April 2017

Love it or hate it, April is here along with our divisive Design Classic. The traditional good-for-you spread, Marmite. Along with… Also … [Read more]

Fender Stratocaster design classic

The March Newsletter – Fender Stratocaster

13th March 2017

Welcome to our March newsletter, this month we get musical with the legendary Fender Strat, a design classic of rockstar status. Along with… Also in … [Read more]

The February Newsletter – The Smeg Fridge

14th February 2017

Welcome to our February newsletter, this month we present the wonderful Smeg fridge in all its retro glory. Just take a look at … [Read more]

The Swiss Army knife design classic illustrated by Pickle Design

The January Newsletter – The Swiss Army Knife

26th January 2017

Welcome to our January newsletter, carrying on our Design Classic theme we have illustrated the famous Swiss Army Knife, the ultimate all-in-one which has … [Read more]

Scrabble Pickle Design's Design Classic

The December Newsletter – Scrabble

20th December 2016

Welcome to our December newsletter, this month we feature a family favourite as well as a worthy Design Classic – Scrabble! Along … [Read more]


The November Newsletter – The Coca-Cola Bottle

8th November 2016

Welcome to our November newsletter, this month we feature the iconic Coca-Cola bottle. The brief to the designers was to create a bottle … [Read more]

lambretta scooter

The October Newsletter – The Lambretta Scooter

18th October 2016

Welcome to our October newsletter, this month we feature the stylish Lambretta Scooter in all its Mod coolness. Along with… Also in … [Read more]

Pickle Design design classic the Panasonic flip clock

The September Newsletter – The RC-6025 Flip Clock

8th September 2016

September features the classic flip clock – immortalised in film Ground Hog Day signalling the recurring start of Bill Murray’s nightmare. Find out … [Read more]

The Breton Top design classic

The August Newsletter – The Breton Top

9th August 2016

August’s newsletter is pure summer – Breton stripes with a surprisingly lawful origin, from work wear to Paris catwalks and forever in … [Read more]

Lance Wyman's logo design for Mexico 68

The July Newsletter – Mexico 68

18th July 2016

July’s newsletter features the superb branding for Mexico’s Olympics in 1968 by the great designer, Lance Wyman. Truly iconic! Along with… Also in July’s newsletter: … [Read more]

Chesterfield couch design classic

The June Newsletter – The Chesterfield

6th June 2016

June’s newsletter features a slightly mysterious sofa – the Chesterfield. The studded couch has graced many a home with some rather famous connections. Along with… … [Read more]

Bialetti's Moko coffee pot

The May Newsletter – The Moka Pot

3rd May 2016

May’s newsletter brings an Italian design classic that graces many a breakfast table – the timeless Moka Pot by Bialetti. Why has … [Read more]

Our illustration of the Citroën DS, a design classic

The April Newsletter – The Citroën DS

5th April 2016

Our newsletter for April is full to the brim. We chose a design classic that is as quirky as it is beautiful … [Read more]

Our illustration of Chanel No.5 perfume design classic

The March Newsletter – Chanel No.5

8th March 2016

Our design classic for March is a style icon in its own right, Chanel No.5 perfume. We look into the design of … [Read more]

Pickle Design Classic, Converse All Star Hi Tops

The February Newsletter – Converse All Star Hi Tops

17th February 2016

This month we look at a canvas – but not just any, the canvas of the feet, Converse. This iconic shoe started life … [Read more]

Goodbye David Bowie

The January Newsletter – Goodbye David Bowie

15th January 2016

After the news broke on Monday morning that David Bowie had passed away, we didn’t add a design classic to January’s newsletter. … [Read more]

December newsletter with Lego, web and logo design

The December Newsletter – Lego

14th December 2015

Deceptively simple but we believe Lego is indeed a design classic. The humble brick has stood the test of time – creating … [Read more]

November's design classic, Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses

The November Newsletter – Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses

1st November 2015

November’s design classic is Ray-Ban’s Wayfarer Sunglasses. So very cool, these iconic accessories have graced many a famous face. Innovation and style … [Read more]

October's Design Classic, the 300 Series BPO Phone,

The October Newsletter – Series 300 British Post Office Phone

1st October 2015

October’s design classic is the Series 300 British Post Office phone. Black bakelite, this sturdy standard was in production between the 1920s … [Read more]

September's Design Classic, the Juicy Salif, designed by Philippe Starck and produced in 1990

The September Newsletter – The Juicy Salif

1st September 2015

More art sculpture than practical apparatus, meet the Philippe Starck lemon squeezer, the juicy salif – our September newsletter design classic, produced … [Read more]

The Anglepoise lamp design classic

The August Newsletter – The Anglepoise Lamp

1st August 2015

A favourite for every designer’s desk (we have two!) this design classic looks down on other lamps.

Design Classic Mini car

The July Newsletter – The Mini

1st July 2015

You can’t get more classic British design than the Mini, from the movie The Italian Job to fashion shoots in the swinging … [Read more]

Design Classic Penguin Classics book covers

The June Newsletter – Penguin Classics

1st June 2015

Iconic book design, so simple, so recognisable. Designed in the 1930s, the aesthetic is fondly remembered today and replicated on everything from … [Read more]

The London Tube Map design classic

The May Newsletter – The London Tube Map

1st May 2015

London has many iconic elements of design, and the tube map is one of them. Simplified and stylised by Harry Beck its … [Read more]

The Eclisse lamp design classic

The April Newsletter – The Eclisse Lamp

1st April 2015

Could you get more 60s? We loved the curvy design of this eclipse inspired lamp, straight out of the Pop movement that … [Read more]

The E-Type Jaguar Design Classic

The March Newsletter – The E-Type Jaguar

1st March 2015

Quoted as being “The most beautiful car ever made”, the E-Type Jag is a stunner. With ‘go faster curves’ it took car design to … [Read more]

The Valentine Typewriter design classic

The February Newsletter – The Olivetti Valentine

1st February 2015

Can a typewriter by romantic? According Italian brand Olivetti, they can. And after all, the Italian’s should know. This beautiful piece of 60’s design … [Read more]