12 April 2007

‘Scotland the brand’

‘Scotland the brand’ must not forget its rich heritage With Tartan Week taking place in New York, there is a debate going on in Scotland about the national brand, sparked

Voxpop: 24 Hour Inclusive Design Challenge

Sprout Design has won this year’s Design Business Association/ Royal College of Art 24 Hour Inclusive Design Challenge to create reading-aid prototypes for the visually impaired. What difficulties does the

Collaboration, not corporation

Small-scale networks mean designers can avoid the risks of ‘boom and bust’ for the consultancy business model, as Stuart Spooner has discovered   Over the past 20 years the design

Whole Man exterior

Men only

Previous attempts at creating innovative retail spaces for male grooming have met strong consumer resistance, but changing attitudes could mean the latest entrants are more successful, says Clare Dowdy  

Space exploration

Finding the right office isn’t easy, and can sometimes take years. Should you buy or lease? Go upmarket or up-and-coming? Look at London or the regions? Trish Lorenz tries to

Russia Missile

On the brink

Torn between nostalgia and a tentative optimism, Russian art and design may not be renowned for its playfulness, but Yolanda Zappaterra finds some rather witty and whimsical works coming out

Swarovski 3

Glitter bugs

Amid the chink of glasses and the sparkle of the party scene, the Swarovski Crystal Palace is one of the most dazzling stars on this week’s Milan exhibition circuit, says

Theatres Trust

300Million evolves Theatres Trust identity

The Theatres Trust, the national advisory body which promotes the protection of theatres, is to launch an overhauled brand identity by 300million.The organisation provides advice and information, and champions the

Science Museum Plastics

Plastics show at the Science Museum

The Science Museum is to kick off an exhibition next month charting 100 years of plastic-making since the invention of Bakelite, with design by Gitta Gschwendtner and Kerr Noble.They were

Art 07

Glorious brands Arts Council NW arts event

Manchester-based Glorious Creative has been appointed to brand Art07, the Art Council’s annual event for promoting arts in the North West.Glorious will also design marketing material including programmes, exhibitor information

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