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Design Museum launches new website Video

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The Design Museum is launching a new website ahead of its planned move to west London’s Commonwealth Institute in 2016.

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Design Council and APDIG back call for “design quality mark”

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The proposal has met with a mixed reaction from designers, who query how it might work.

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Postal service TNT Post rebrands as Whistl Video

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 | By Tom Banks

Leamington Spa-based Sutcliffe Reynolds Fitzgerald is behind rebrand, which is prompted by a forced name change and expansion strategy. 

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Publicis in top-level shake-up but Maurice Lévy stays on

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Lévy, who had previously said he would leave next year, will now stay on until 2017.

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Design Council launches the Dad Design Challenge

Tue, 9 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The aim is to support designs that help dads become more actively engaged in their children’s early years.

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Glasgow Science Centre seeks designers for ‘hands-on’ exhibits

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 | By Tom Banks

GSC seeks interactive consultancy for ‘hands-on’ exhibits, which can teach adults and children about the science and engineering behind a low carbon future.

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University of Ulster seeks digital and print designers

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The university says it is looking to roster consultancies ‘of varying size and specialism’ to the creative design framework.

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How the British Heart Foundation became a 'fighting' brand Video

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We look at how the British Heart Foundation took influences from sports brand Nike to create a unified and focused new position.

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Robots, apps and rights-free images – when galleries go digital

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 | By Emily Gosling

We look at different and innovative ways arts and cultural institutions are using digital technology to engage with their audiences.

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How design thinking is boosting the UK satellite industry Video

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We talk to the design team at the Satellite Applications Catapult about embedding design thinking in the Space industry.

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EDITOR'S CHOICE

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DesignStudio in profile

Tue, 5 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We talk to DesignStudio founders Paul Stafford and Ben Wright about building a consultancy and maintaining design integrity.

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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.

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Wally Olins dies aged 83

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

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

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Design Week Awards 2014

Tomorrow

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.

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The 2014 Design Week Awards winners Video

Fri, 16 May 2014

All the winners from the 2014 Design Week Awards.

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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.

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Art Schooled cover

Art Schooled

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 | By Emily Gosling

What was the best thing about art school?

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What are you most looking forward to at London Design Festival?

Thu, 11 Sep 2014

Those in the know tell us what they’re looking forward to at next week’s London Design Festival.

What was the first thing that you ever designed that made it into production?

Thu, 4 Sep 2014

After a seven-year-old designed brown sauce packaging for Waitrose, creatives tell us about their first designs to make it into production.

Who is your favourite brand character?

Fri, 29 Aug 2014

The Michelin Man? The Cadbury Bunny? Designers tell us about their favourite brand characters.

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WHAT'S ON

Nelly Ben Hayoun (second left) and the Disaster Playground crew

Experience the disaster playground

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

When asteroids threaten, Hollywood scriptwriters rely on Bruce Willis and a big drill to save the world. But what happens in real-life? Designer Nelly Ben Hayoun wants to find out.

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Prize illustration at Somerset House

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 | By Emily Gosling

Next month sees the opening of the annual Association of Illustrators Awards show.

Maori, Rauwhiri Winitana Paki, Taupo Village, North Island, New Zealand 2011

Before They Pass Away

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 | By Emily Gosling

Jimmy Nelson has photographed 35 of the world’s last indigenous tribes “as art – as icons”, as he puts it.

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EDITOR'S VIEW

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The theatre of the new product launch Video

Fri, 5 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Dyson and Samsung may have hit heights with their glitzy launch events, but Apple looks set to blow them away.

Double Space for BMW – Poetry in Motion by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

Looking ahead to the London Design Festival

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The London Design Festival is just over two weeks away and this year’s event has an intriguing mix of cross-disciplinary events.

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Favourite symbolic logos Video

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Here are some of my favourite examples of negative space, hidden meaning and humour in logo design.

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INDUSTRY VOICE

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How to secure a paid-for credentials pitch

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 | By John Scarrott

The DBA’s John Scarrott talks to a consultancy owner to turned around a free-pitch proposal.

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Four Corners – an interview with Carolyne Hill

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 | By Jon Daniel

Jon Daniel talks to Harrison Fraser’s Carolyne Hill about breaking into the industry and being inspired by Pop Art and pop-ups.

Craig Oldham

Ten Questions for: Craig Oldham

Tue, 19 Aug 2014

Oldham tells us about working at five years old, wanting his books to be banned and a regrettable purchase of a season ticket for Barnsley FC.

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