05 November 2009

15 months Design Museum membership for the price of 12

The Design Museum is one of the world’s leading museums devoted to contemporary design in every form, from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design. Situated near to Tower Bridge, the Design Museum works to place home-grown and international design at the centre of contemporary culture, and offers visitors inspiring exhibitions and a vibrant […]

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Free-pitches and aborted tenders are a tax on designers

A couple of weeks ago (Letters, DW 22 October), I warned of the potential £1m cost to the design community of most of of the nation’s design consultancies trying (and failing) to get on the new Central Office of Information rosters (News, DW 24 September). I also gave an example of a public sector tender […]

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Smile in the Mind sequel should focus on the idea

In response to Greg Quinton’s question regarding whether there is any interest out there for a follow-up to the seminal book A Smile in the Mind (Letters, DW 22 October), I’d support a new edition. His other question, about whether such work is really relevant any more, is more interesting. I believe it is, though […]

Ray is already bringing sunshine to his new role

I am writing to follow up the letter titled ‘So long, Ray, you’ll be a very hard act to follow’, sent in by Gareth Roberts of Bulletproof Design (Letters, DW 8 October). Ray Gregory, as Roberts says, has influenced many of today’s leading design talents and, although he’ll be sorely missed in his previous role […]

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CBS to launch its first non-US channels, with design by Kemistry

CBS is set to launch its first non-US channels, with design by Kemistry. In a tie-up with Chello Zone, CBS will launch three new stations on Sky on 16 November. Kemistry refers back to CBS’s ‘golden age’ of programming in the 1960s and 1970s for its branding, promos and idents. ‘These days, the budgets aren’t […]

Marketing Week offers Design Week subscribers £25 off the retail price and a whole year’s free access to mad.co.uk

Marketing Week delivers first hand news and in-depth analysis of the most significant shifts in major brands’ strategies, product launches, industry breakthroughs and key appointments and departures from all industry sectors. Every issue carries expert comment by the most respected industry experts including Simon Clift, CMO of Unilever. Start your subscription today and save £25 […]

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Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017

Consultancy Jaywing has created the place branding for Hull 2017, the initiative marking the northern city’s status as UK City of Culture. The logo is an “H” shape constructed out of a series of geometric lines, used against a colourful palette of purple, green, yellow, blue and pink. Gavin Shore, creative director at Jaywing, says […]