09th July 2009


News in Pictures

Integrated consultancy Aqueduct has created a poster campaign for Network Rail to warn of the dangers of trespassing on rail tracks.

Lighting design

News in Pictures

Lighting design group and retailer Skinflint is set to launch reclaimed factory light shades from now-defunct UK lighting manufacturer Revo. The enamelled green and white shades are 46cm in diameter and cost £195 each.

Spring Design collaborates with David Lawrence

Spring Design has collaborated with illustrator David Lawrence to produce an identity for He’s Much To Blame, a Regency comedy being staged at Bury Theatre Royal this summer. Lawrence, who has created artwork for Saatchi & Saatchi, The New Yorker and Stella Artois, was discovered by Spring’s copywriter Chris Waters and designer Rob Hines, who […]

Outsorcery Creative Services works with Zacron

Consultancy Outsorcery Creative Services has worked with artist Zacron on the 2009 catalogue for cable audiovisual producer VDC. The cover is inspired by Zacron’s artwork for Led Zeppelin’s 1970 album, Led Zeppelin III.

Restaurant chain Napket launches cafe today

Restaurant chain Napket launches its flagship ‘urban cafe today on Piccadilly, London W1, with interiors by Dutch designer Peter Van Hooreweghe. The fifth Napket outlet features chandeliers, exposed brick walls and baroque seating that is intended to recall fashion boutiques. Tables feature iPod docks for guests to listen to US chart music.

Pen sharp

Cameras basically fall into two camps. There are those that get tossed into a bag and used to take snaps at the press of a button. Then there are the much larger ‘serious’ cameras that give greater control and image quality, but are heavy and cumbersome. And they’re almost invariably black. But the Olympus E-P1 […]

The visitor lounge within Ericsson’s

Trading places

Sustainability, reusability and experiential concepts have transformed trade show stands from dull environments into places where you can enjoy spending time.
Anna Richardson talks to four designers who have helped clients achieve this objective


The world’s biggest mobile phone makers have announced a deal to use a universal charger that will work on every handset. What single design change would improve your everyday life?

Design education debate has much wider implications

I read the story on your website relating to the Royal Society of Art’s call for a change in design education (www.designweek. co.uk, 25 June). I think this is a political concern, and can even be reduced to a left vs right debate. Everyone has needs and desires. A designer’s job is to respond to […]

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