10 March 2011


A crisis of identity in the industry will ultimately help designers move on

It’s good to take a step back from time to time to consider what designing means. It has changed hugely since the 1960s – when, arguably, the foundations were laid for the industry as we know it – with ’branding’, ’interaction’ and ’experiental’ joining the burgeoning lexicon used to describe design activities. Add to this […]

Beyond Creative Thinking to work up Mars training space

Beyond Creative Thinking is set to work with Mars on the design of a training room concept for the company’s Slough headquarters. The consultancy says it is being appointed on recommendation from signage fit-out company Image Creation, which will also work on the project. Mars is looking for a more ’interactive and creative space’, according […]


Method and CSM partner to drive ideas to market

US-based consultancy Method is teaming up with Central St Martins College of Art and Design to launch an accelerator programme to bring products, services and companies to market. The team behind the Method Design Lab, which launches this week, says it aims to combine the private capital and expertise of Method with the creative ideas […]


Salvage effort

Webb & Webb has designed a retrospective monograph of the work of 1960s photographer Brian Duffy, who burned most of his negatives on giving up photography in 1979. Featuring portraits of David Bowie, Michael Caine and Sidney Poitier, the 208-page book launches in May and is published by the Antique Collectors’ Club.


Disruptive spirit

Blue Marlin has created new structural packaging and graphics for Bulgarian spirit brand Yambolska Grozdova. The brand is a form of rakia, a fruit brandy that is the national drink of Bulgaria. Chris Hart, creative director of Blue Marlin Bath, says, ’The new broad-shouldered bottle is highly disruptive on the shelf by virtue of its […]

Howdy makes a splash with droplet logo for Lifehouse

Howdy has worked on the identity, wayfinding and marketing materials for Lifehouse, a health spa situated in the village of Thorpe-le-Soken, in Essex. The consultancy has been working on the identity since January 2010, following work on the spa’s pre-identity brochure when the building was being constructed, says Howdy partner Sharon Clampin. She says, ’The […]

SVI Design floats brand communications for Southern Wind Shipyard luxury yachts

SVI Design has created a brochure and advertising for Italian luxury yacht company Southern Wind Shipyard and is set to start work on a rebrand of the company.Sasha Vidakovic, founder of SVI Design, says the consultancy has been discussing projects with Southern Wind since autumn last year. Vidakovic says, ’We have experience in yachting with […]


Global Service Jam to set 48-hour virtual challenge

Next week will see the inaugural Global Service Jam take place – a worldwide virtual design challenge involving teams from more than 50 cities creating a service prototype in 48 hours. At the start of the event, a theme will be revealed, which could be anything from managing issues around climate change, to projects around […]

News in Pictures

News in Pictures

Arik Levy has created an occasional table for Molteni and has further developed the Breva chair. The products will launch at the Milan furniture fair, which runs from 12-17 April.

News in Pictures

News in Pictures

Shropshire-based consultancy Liberty Creative has designed a new identity and website for photographer and film-maker Stephen Vernon Clarke.

Holker Estate

When old meets the new

Heritage properties are tapping into a bygone era, translating stories from their past into contemporary, visual elements to try to attract a younger audience. Laura Snoad looks at some of the latest identity projects in this sector

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