12 February 2009

McFaul creates giant shopping centre wrap in Beirut

McFaul is illustrating one of the world’s largest advertising spaces, a building wrap for the ABC Dbayeh flagship department store in Beirut, Lebanon.The design group was appointed about a month ago by the Middle East shopping mall and department store owner ABC’s ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi.McFaul designer Jack Mitchell says the project has over-run […]

Business leaders say branding is key to recovery

A majority of UK companies see a successful rebrand as a key way of weathering the recession, according to new research.Implementation, Rebranding and Design, a report commissioned by branding consultancy the Principle Group, surveyed 250 marketing directors of blue chip companies and UK business owners, and found that the majority recognise the importance of rebranding […]

Jo Bird’s limited edition bookbindings

With books set to move into the digital era with e-readers, bookbinders such as Jo Bird are fighting a rearguard action by creating exquisite, hand-crafted
limited editions. Trish Lorenz talks to her

The impressive display cases of prestige car brands

The credit crunch may be curtailing car fans’ ability to buy their dream vehicles, but it doesn’t stop them worshipping their favourite brands. Guy Bird looks at
prestige marques that have built imposing display spaces, and visits the newest

News in Pictures

Ron Arad will present his latest design-art creations, including chairs made from bronze and stainless steel rods, at the New Works exhibition, which runs
from 8 April to 9 May at London’s Timothy Taylor Gallery.

Art for the masses

The Russian Revolution gave birth to many movements, with Constructivism one of the most active forces to emerge. Rarely is an artistic movement so closely linked to socio-political circumstance, and in a new exhibition Tate Modern explores two of its main protagonists: Alexander Rodchenko and Lyubov Popova. Curator Margarita Tupitsyn points out that Modernist exhibitions […]

Don’t make life complicated

Finding the right treatment for a global brief is a
challenge for any copywriter, but the simplest
solutions are often the most successful, says
Mark Shaw

Public-sector work is about more than just procurement

I enjoyed reading Gerry Postlethwaite’s article on public-sector procurement, and agree with his views (Business Insight, DW 15 January). However, design in the public sector should be about social change, improving lives and design for social good. At Thinkpublic, we work in the public sector because we believe that design can make public services better. […]

…because that’s how design can best move forward

It seems odd and demotivating to print your article on staff costs without featuring a younger perspective on the argument (News in Depth, DW 29 January). ‘Get rid of those who aren’t pulling their weight,’ says Ian Cochrane. What is he going on about? I believe that in these hard times everyone is pulling their […]

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