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,

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

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

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

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

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,

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,


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

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

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