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Wally Olins

Michael Wolff pays tribute to Wally Olins

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Wolff says of his former Wolff Olins partner, who has died at the age of 83, ‘We will miss him for his integrity, his inspiration, his relentless energy and his guidance.’


Red Bee creates on-screen 50th birthday party for BBC2 Video

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 | By Tom Banks

Idents and stings feature familiar number two characters from throughout the channel’s history attending a birthday. 


999 brands challenger company Spark Energy

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The company is aiming to challenge the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers in the UK.


Glasgow School of Art team creates Commonwealth Games medals

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Jeweller and Glasgow School of Art lecturer Jonathan Boyd has worked with a team from the school to create the medals.


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Natural History Museum seeks designers to help boost donations

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

London’s Natural History Museum is looking for a design team to help it boost donations from visitors.


BBC seeks new Digital Services roster

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 | By Tom Banks

The BBC has started the process for expressions of interest and application for its new Digital Services roster.


Stoke Council tenders for graphic design framework

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is seeking to appoint up to five consultancies to a four-year graphic design framework worth around £200 000.



Crafty Explorers

Six design schemes to improve children's lives Video

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 | By Tom Banks

Six projects have been given £41 000 each in the latest stage of the Design Council’s Knee High Design Challenge


Top tips for talking about your work

Tue, 8 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Cheltenham Design Festival provided some great examples of how to present your work to an audience.


Kit designs, graphics and type at the Brazil 2014 World Cup Video

Tue, 1 Apr 2014 | By Tom Banks

A closer look at some of the graphics and typography featured in designs unveiled by Puma, Adidas and Nike.



Wally Olins

Wally Olins dies aged 83

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Olins was described as ‘insatiably curious, infectiously charming and occasionally infuriatingly impatient’.


What makes a successful design team?

Tue, 1 Apr 2014 | By David Godber

Elmwood David Godber has worked client-side, in-house and for agencies. He talks to us about creative teams.


England's World Cup kit features Neville Brody typeface

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 | By Tom Banks

Brody says the pinstripe type has been inspired by the ‘intersection between flair and workmanlike reliability’.




Design Week Creative Survey 2013

The full results and analysis of our survey of award-winning design consultancies.


Why is design and creativity important to your organisation?

Fri, 13 Dec 2013

We speak to design and creative leads at big brands about what creativity means to them.


Winner's view - an interview with AKQA's James Hilton

Thu, 12 Dec 2013

We speak to James Hilton, chief creative officer at chart-topper AKQA, about his consultancy’s approach to creativity.


Alexander Sarafian and his contraption

Forging community in Tottenham by design

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 | By Emily Gosling

Enterprising architecture student Alexander Sarafian is engaging in a design project to bring back Tottenham’s sense of industrial community.



How do you build a great design team?

Thu, 10 Apr 2014

Elmwood group chief executive David Godber recently told us what he reckons makes an ‘amazing’ design team. What do you think does?

What is the best-designed football kit?

Thu, 3 Apr 2014 | By Tom Banks

With Neville Brody working on the England World Cup strip, we ask designers for their favourite kits.

What do you think is the best-designed coin, and why?

Thu, 27 Mar 2014

Featuring edible currency, scratch-and-sniff coins and a ruby-encrusted necklace…



Cast Stoneware - Clare McComish, Buoy without encrustations

Handmade in Britain

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 | By Emily Gosling

A range of homeware and interiors pieces created in Britain will be sold at the event in west London next month.

Nineteen eighty-four

David Pearson at Kemistry Gallery

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

A new show will exhibit Pearson’s designs for Penguin and other publishers.


Spring Revolutions, 1968 - A Tale of Two Cities

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 | By Tom Banks

The work of photojournalists Ian Berry and Bruno Barbey, who documented uprisings in Prague and Paris, are to be shown together for the first time.




The Design Week Awards - critiquing and celebrating great design Video

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We find out what the judges thought of the entries this year, and look ahead to the Awards night - hosted by Adam Buxton.

The Review Show's panellists discuss design

Why can’t design shine on TV?

Thu, 3 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

TV commissioners need to be braver and more ambitious in their coverage of design.

The Rapha website

Rapha - building a brand through creativity Video

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Design Week is hosting a session at Advertising Week Europe looking at the story of cycling brand Rapha.




Building Samsung design in the UK

Fri, 11 Apr 2014

Former Samsung Design Europe creative director Clive Goodwin tells us about building the UK design team.

No.1 Angel identity and signage, by Shaw Skerm

How to win work on your own terms

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 | By John Scarrott

The DBA’s John Scarrott talks to consultancy Shaw+Skerm about the guidelines they set themselves for winning work.


Ten mistakes designers make

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 | By Asa Cook

Design Bridge creative director Asa Cook presents the top ten mistakes designers make. (And by designers, he means himself…)


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