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The Future Cities Catapult branded by Elmwood

Elmwood rebrands Future Cities Catapult programme Video

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 | By Tom Banks

The Future Cities Catapult is one of seven specialist Catapult Centres launched by the Technology Strategy Board.

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MagneticNorth creates ‘on-demand’ tech-based garden

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 | By Emily Gosling

The central Manchester space incorporates digital elements and can be booked by the hour.


Aesop creates identity for Tabitha Webb women's fashion brand Video

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 | By Emily Gosling

The consultancy describes the look as ‘iconic and bold’.


Russian set designer works on Avant Garde V&A exhibition Video

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Russian set designer Sergei Barkhin is working on an exhibition of Russian Avant-Garde theatre at the V&A.


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Welsh Government opens up design framework

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The Welsh Government is seeking to appoint branding, graphic and digital design consultancies to its communication and marketing services framework.


Designers sought to promote renewable energy

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult is seeking to appoint graphic and digital designers to a new framework.


Agriculture board looks to set up £5-6 million design framework

Wed, 4 Jun 2014 | By Tom Banks

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board wants designers to tender for a graphics and branding framework. 




What are the key business trends for design? Subscription Required

Wed, 30 Jul 2014

As part of our 2014 Design Week Top 100 coverage, we look at the key business trends that will affect different design sectors.


Designing for the new wave of pop-ups

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 | By Emily Gosling

As pop-up spaces become increasingly popular and more sophisticated, we look at how brands can best take advantage of them.


How to run an efficient design business Video Subscription Required

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 | By Tom Banks

See our case studies and top tips on running an efficient design consultancy, taken from our Top 100 survey.



Hannah Fasching, Goldsmiths

Design Week's guide to the 2014 degree shows

Wed, 4 Jun 2014

Dates and destinations for the degree shows where you can discover the UK’s new design talent across the UK.


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.


Design Week Awards 2014


CHI & Partners and Prince's Trust win Design Week Awards Best of Show Video

Fri, 16 May 2014

The Tomorrow Project, which aims to tackle youth unemployment, has scooped the top prize.


The 2014 Design Week Awards winners Video

Fri, 16 May 2014

All the winners from the 2014 Design Week Awards.


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.


Fleet of Dazzle

IWM's new Fleet of Dazzle product range

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 | By Tom Banks

How to blend in and stand out this summer with a new Dazzle-inspired range designed by Patternity and IWM.



Which summer holiday destination would you recommend for a designer?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014

Want to be inspired this summer? Stay at home. Designers tell us how they are largely inspired by places in the UK.

What consumer product would you like to see redesigned to improve sustainability?

Thu, 24 Jul 2014

Google is releasing a new modular phone that lets users upgrade individual parts instead of throwing the handset away. What other consumer product would you like to see redesigned to improve sustainability?

What do you think makes a great client?

Thu, 17 Jul 2014

Designers tell us what they look for in their perfect client.



Bombardier, Derby, by Mark Power

Behind the scenes of UK manufacturing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Nine Magnum photographers have gone behind-the-scenes at venues such as the Tate & Lyle and Vauxhall factories.

Kate Prior

Illustration, dogs and punk rock

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 | By Emily Gosling

The glorious union of dogs and punk rock is being brought to life at a forthcoming Manchester show, celebrating the lives of the Gravehounds.

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Comic Sans for Cancer

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 | By Tom Banks

As Comic Sans celebrates its twentieth birthday designers illustrate what it means to them.




Time for design to shine at the Commonwealth Games Video

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Like the London 2012 Olympics, Glasgow 2014 could come to be seen as a design success story.


Airbnb – the ultimate viral logo Video

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The uncontrollable media hype around Airbnb’s rebrand shows what a success it is.

Future Pioneers Sarah Gold, Ruby Davies and Grace Davies

Meet the Future Pioneers

Fri, 4 Jul 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The Design Council programme identifies ‘principled, passionate and purposeful’ graduates at New Designers.



The John Madekski Garden at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Great design boosts our economy and democracy – but may not be around for much longer

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 | By Naomi Turner

Policy Connect’s Naomi Turner expands on claims that UK design education is failing students.

The recently-launched Morrisons ecommerce website

The squeezed middle of the supermarket world

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 | By Jens Lundgaard

Brandworkz chief executive Jens Lundgaard looks at what might be the right branding strategy for an ailing retailer.


Four Corners – an interview with Emory Douglas Video

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 | By Jon Daniel

Jon Daniel talks to Emory Douglas, former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party.


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