06th August 2009

Shigeru Ban creates tower for London’s South Bank

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban is creating a tower made from cardboard for London’s South Bank as part of this year’s London Design Festival Size & Matter initiative. The structure will be on display from 19 September until mid-October. Marc Newson is designing a steel structure made from brightly coloured hexagonal panels as part of the […]

Wordsmith Design creates map for Action in Rural Sussex

Wordsmith Design and illustrator Chris Watson have created a ‘map’ for client Action in Rural Sussex, to demonstrate ways in which communities can work together to reduce carbon usage. The map is being launched as an eight-sheet A4-sized pamphlet (pictured), and will also feature alongside an A1-sized poster in the organisation’s 2008/09 annual review.

EMI and Transport for London release new T-shirts

EMI and Transport for London are releasing a new range of mugs and T-shirts featuring lyrics from songs about London. Each lyric features in two individual designs – one based on Harry Beck’s London Underground typographyand one inspired by the song. The designs have been created by 1977 Design.

Graphic feast

Who doesn’t like a good list, a learned selection of the best of the best? It invariably triggers debate about inclusion and omission, or joy of finding your personal favourite among the chosen. The imagery on the cover of Jason Godfrey’s new Bibliographic: 100 Classic Graphic Design Books speaks of the gems inside, with the […]

Jo Kotas

Let your cash flow online

A strong and well-defined Web presence seems to be back on the agenda now. Jo Kotas is reassured by the first few signs of digital spring

Irene Jacobs

Modern hieroglyphics

The pictogram universe is far from fixed, with modernising influences and different cultural requirements provoking constant evolution. Anna Richardson looks at the ideas behind some recent schemes

The Shawshank Redemption

Going off-screen

In a mixed-media world with ever more fluid boundaries between genres such as film and theatre, reinterpreting movies for the stage makes perfect sense. Nick Smurthwaite investigates the design challenges of this transposition

cocoa bean

Profile – Fredrik Ahlin

Hotel Chocolat’s Fredrik Ahlin excels at creating layers of mystique around his product – without skimping on ethical credentials. Suzanne Hinchliffe meets a creative with an appetite for sweet sophistication

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