Delaney’s move brings new boost to in-house design

Mark Delaney’s move to Nokia notches up another triumph for in-house design as it reaches increasing respectability.The ascendancy of in-house design – once the poor relation of consultancy – is due in large part to the outstanding success of Apple star Jonathan Ive who added yet another accolade to his trophy cabinet this week in […]

Anton Henning

Anton Henning

German artist Anton Henning will present an installation, alongside his largest painting to date, for a second solo exhibition at Haunch of Venison, Haunch of Venison Yard, London W1. Using carefully planned ‘interiorscapes’, Henning explores notions of space and abstraction. Entitled Oase, the installation uses structures made by visuals depicting chairs, tables and other household […]

Back to school

Many consultancies are reluctant to send their staff on training courses, but there is much to be said for establishing a learning culture at work. Fiona Sibley looks at some options for continuous professional development


It’s good to talk

Blogs and other user-generated content are creating a mass of hard-to-navigate debate on the Web. Scott Billings takes a look at how digital designers could be meeting these challenges, particularly the design of effective interfaces for discussion


An ear for design

Acoustic elements are becoming increasingly integral to both art and design works. Oliver Bennett examines the ideas raised by an exhibition of sonic art, while Mike Dempsey looks at the growing discipline of sound design

Gray’s School of Art design students up in arms over move

Design students at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen have raised concerns following a decision to move their Visual Communication degree course to another building, which they say will mean a lack of easy access to essential facilities.According to the unhappy undergraduates, represented by visual communication student Hannah Prittie, staff and students have recently learnt […]


The Guardian on-line look and content plans unveiled

The Guardian creative editor Mark Porter has outlined plans to reshape the newspaper’s on-line look and content over the next 18 months.Speaking after last Thursday’s relaunch of the newspaper’s homepage, Porter says that the newly launched functional format will be applied to all Guardian sites over the coming months. The same design, honed by the […]

SCP announces architect for west London store conversion

Modern and contemporary furniture retailer SCP has announced the details of its forthcoming London branch in Westbourne Grove, scheduled for mid-June.SCP is working with architect Munkenbeck and Marshall to convert the 250m2 ground floor of a 1960s brick-built office building into a large shop.Angela Marquito is the project architect for Munkenbeck and Marshall in charge […]


Purple Circle brands Bewilderwood

Norfolk is set to unveil its latest visitor attraction in the shape of a £1.8m adventure park called Bewilderwood, with branding by Nottingham-based design consultancy Purple Circle Brand Consultants.Bewilderwood is the brainchild of its landowner Tom Blofeld, who has written an accompanying children’s book depicting the characters that appear in the woods.The 20ha adventure park […]


Hat Trick unveils look for drug charity merger

Three UK addiction charities have merged this week to form a new organisation, Action on Addiction, with an identity and branding by Hat Trick Design.Residential and day treatment centres groups Clouds and The Chemical Dependency Agency will merge with research charity Action on Addiction to form one of the top ten addiction charities in the […]

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Packaging & Branding

Packaging design is in a state of flux. Where once there was a clear definition between packs for branded goods and own-brand lines, the categories are noticeably merging. Judging by poor showing in creative awards, mediocrity prevails.


The pressure to conform

Supermarket buying power and an obsession with bestsellers are having a negative effect on creativity in book-jacket design

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