Elmwood creates Tessera brand positioning

Elmwood has created a brand positioning, name and identity for commercial carpet tile supplier Tessera. Elmwood head of brand innovation Greg Taylor says the word was originally Latin, translating as a four-sided object used to make decorative surfaces.

Scottish designers exhibit in Milan

More than ten Scottish designers will exhibit in Milan this year, as part of the first Scottish showcase to be seen in the city. Entitled the Scottish Show and supported by The Lighthouse and Scottish Executive, the showcase will be part of Designersblock in Milan. Work will include lighting and furniture from One Foot Taller, […]

New faces

As a once-familiar face disappears for good from the magazine racks, Jeremy Leslie asks what’s next for titles with ambitions to stand out from the crowd

South Bedfordshire roars with Rhodes

Rhodes Design has revamped the identity for South Bedfordshire District Council. It will be launched next month. The work will roll out across internal and external communication material, advertising, vehicle liveries and signage. It forms part of a move by the council to create a modern and consistent brand, according to Rhodes Design project manager […]

Museum of the Year contenders

The shortlist for the £100 000 Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year features the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, The Museum of Antiquities in Newcastle, Pembrokeshire Museums Service and Norton Priory Museum.

LDP2 a sole mate of My Shoes fundraiser

Lumsden Design Partnership’s graphic design subsidiary LDP2 has created the visual identity for My Shoes, a charity campaign in aid of Multiple Sclerosis sufferers that launches this week. According to My Shoes director Marla Madison, the campaign asks participating shoe retailers and manufacturers to donate a fixed sum from the sale of shoes of ‘nominated’ […]

Pure and simple

Nick Smurthwaite salutes Jocelyn Herbert, who had a selfless approach to set design, paring her work down so the drama took centre stage.

Beck’s Futures always well received

Beck’s Futures is always well received by the DW team, as are most nights with free branded beer. But we got slightly sniffy reports on the art front this year. Tonico Lemos Auad’s carpet fluff sculptures are the most dazzling dirt we’ve seen for ages, but the Australians among us have been ‘sculpting’ our bananas […]

Saville makeover for Manchester

Manchester City Council has appointed Peter Saville as its creative director, the first time a British city has created a senior creative position with a long-term remit. According to Manchester-born Saville, the role involves ‘acting as an image consultant to the city’ in a bid to position it firmly among the major global cities of […]

Dave speaks for TalkTalk

Carphone Warehouse’s home phone company TalkTalk relaunches this week with an identity by London design group Dave. The company is known for offering free calls between customers. Dave creative director Robbie Laughton says the work aims to reflect the ‘community’ nature of this offer. The work comes as Carphone Warehouse moves to promote its association […]

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