Black and Decker is to launch a new heat gun for paint-scraping. Newcastle consultancy The Product Group worked with Black and Decker’s in-house team to take the design from concept to tooling in just four months. The brief to The Product Group envisaged one unit to combine the two swing-handle and pistol-style products in the existing range. All modelmaking from concept to working model was done at The Product Group in an impressive three weeks.
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.
The DBA’s Annual Survey of over 150 businesses has shown that, while income and staff employment is on the up, clients are underpaying for design services.
From a new report about creative skills shortages post-Brexit, to our top picks from Design Manchester 2017, we round up the news from the last seven days.