10 November 2005

Profile: Stuart Haygarth

Bored with photographic illustration, Stuart Haygarth made a chandelier out of discarded party poppers. It went off with a bang at Designersblock and he is now forging a new career, says John Stones.

Value judgement

With supermarket value lines more popular than ever, the challenge is to balance cheapness with an assurance of quality. But achieving stand-out with minimal, no-frills packaging is one of the toughest tasks a designer could face, says David Benady From EasyJet’s garish orange to the stark red, white and blue of Tesco’s Value range, the design […]

Birdsall wins Prince Philip Prize

Graphic design supremo Derek Birdsall has won this year’s Prince Philip Designers Prize, at a ceremony held last night at the Design Council in London. Birdsall is known for his design work with the Church of England’s prayer book Common Worship, Nova and Penguin.

JHP flies masterplan for Shanghai Hong Qiao airport

London consultancy JHP Design is set to present concept proposals for the commercial masterplan of Shanghai Hong Qiao international airport in China. The consultancy is working on the RMB63m (£4.4m) scheme in collaboration with Bangkok group Concept International Design, which will be responsible for the implementation of the design. The consultancies were appointed to the […]

Makeover culture makes news

As TV channels proliferate, Sarah Balmond looks at their efforts to suck in viewers with elaborate, action-packed sets and multimedia content

The news is much in the news at the moment. Aside from the after-hours exploits of newspaper editors and the u

RIBA could bridge gaps between design disciplines

Royal Institute of British Architects president Jack Pringle is an astute businessman. Soon after he set up Pringle Brandon with Chris Brandon in 1986, recession hit, so they shifted from just designing buildings to creating interiors for properties that estate agents couldn’t let. It paid off and the practice now boasts award-winning interiors, buildings and […]

Pringle makes room for designers at RIBA

Newly-appointed president at The Royal Institute of British Architects, Jack Pringle, has pledged to continue to build alliances with the design community, as he reveals plans to launch an alternative membership scheme for the design sector.

Sydney base for Frost Design

Frost Design founder and creative director Vince Frost has disconnected the business from Emeryfrost, the studio he formed in Australia with Garry Emery in April 2004. Emery Studio, in Melbourne, will now be run independently from Frost Design, now based in Sydney.

McDonald’s adds nutritional guide to packs

McDonald’s has unveiled its forthcoming packaging, featuring a nutritional labelling system. Designed by design consultancy Boxer and The Marketing Store, it uses five graphic icons to represent levels of calories, protein, fat, carbohydrates and salt.

Voxpop

Last week’s World Usability Day stated that every citizen and customer has a right to expect products and services that are easy to use. Is the onus on designers or their clients to achieve this, and what is the biggest challenge in trying to resolve usability issues? Product-creating companies rarely champion human usability. Only when […]

Hempel hotel revamp by Max Bentheim

Interior design consultancy Max Bentheim has revealed design details of the second phase of its project to revamp the boutique Hempel Hotel located in West London, as it completes a redesign of the building’s ground floor. Max Bentheim is poised to overhaul the hotel’s guest rooms and suites next year. The design scheme will be […]

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Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017

Consultancy Jaywing has created the place branding for Hull 2017, the initiative marking the northern city’s status as UK City of Culture. The logo is an “H” shape constructed out of a series of geometric lines, used against a colourful palette of purple, green, yellow, blue and pink. Gavin Shore, creative director at Jaywing, says […]