10 March 2005

D&AD hunts for awards director

D&AD is looking for a director to head its membership and awards operation as part of a plan to place its activities in three main camps. The incoming director will work alongside education director Claire Fennelow and enterprise and development head Ami Nielsen, and will report to chief executive Michael Hockney.

Exhibition of chronophotography

An exhibition of chronophotography kicks off on 23 March at Furniture Works in London, E1. Called Sequences, the show pays homage to the visually arresting art form, which explores ideas of space, time, movement and duration. Fifteen artists will be featured in Sequences, including Andrea Molli Tim Macmillan, Patrick Tarrant and Darren Almond. Work from […]

Staying on the button

The fast-evolving world of technology means retail designers need to diversify within a constantly changing marketplace.

Big, active and sexy

Graphic design agency Big Active takes a seductive approach when presenting its work in a monograph. Liz Farrelly considers the achievements of the eclectic group

Inspired – OPX

As designers we are drawn to architecture and landscape and the structures within. For NBS, we created a multi-faceted visual language which drew its inspiration from the ever-changing landscape and urban environment, in colour and graphics, but also with structures and format. Just as a room, building or group of buildings play with the interaction […]


From catwalk to copycat is the title of the next Own It event, organised by the Creative London Intellectual Property Advice Service in connection with Acid. The talk takes place on Wednesday 16 March from 11.30am-2.30pm. Contact: annette@acid.uk.com Venue: St Magnus House, Lower Thames Street, London EC4.

Nucleus styled by Lief Design

Next month, Queen Mary, University of London is planning to open a striking cafeteria designed by Lief Design. The group won the four-figure consultancy brief for the venue – Nucleus – on the back of its Student Village canteen at the university last year. Nucleus will service students and staff at the university’s £33m School […]

Graven snaps up BBC Scotland job

BBC Scotland has appointed Graven Images to design the interiors of its David Chipperfield-designed headquarters, which is due to open in Glasgow in 2007. The Glasgow-based consultancy was appointed to the project worth £4m in total fees last week, following a three-way pitch against DEGW’s Scottish office and architect Sevil Peach Gence Associates. Situated at […]

Envoy starts UK network by buying Parker Williams

Envoy Communications of Canada has acquired London packaging consultancy Parker Williams for £1.18m. The marketing network, which owns Toronto retail specialist Watt International and Leeds reprographics house Watt Gilchrist, has secured a 65 per cent stake in the British consultancy, with options to buy more over time. The remaining shares will continue to be held […]


From 17-20 March, The Affordable Art Fair Spring Collection will feature a wide range of works, including paintings, drawings, photographs, original prints and sculptures, all on sale for under £3000. Tickets are £9 in advance and £10 on the door. Info: www.affordableartfair.co.uk, 020 7371 8787. Venue: Battersea Park, London SW11. Art director, writer and consultant […]

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