Making the connection between a camera and spectacles is one of the challenges in a set of eight posters designed for the Science Museum by Sy-Jenq Cheng of Assorted Images. Covering topics including health, light and packaging, the posters are aimed at stimulating primary school pupils to discuss science and technology. The museum’s education officer […]
Thank Christ that’s over, eh? The season of goodwill gives way to the season of gloom, cold and sleet and it’s ages until the next Bank Holiday. But before Christmas ’94 becomes past, a big thank you to all who sent cards. As usual they ranged from awful turkeys to brilliant stars, but none was […]
Scottish soft drinks group AG Barr is pledging to up its marketing spend on Barr Soft Drinks brands after investment in the past year saw the group announce a 63 per cent rise in profits this week. In 1993 the company invested in its first new corporate identity in 30 years with a design by […]
Show of work by illustrators including Milton Glaser and Dan Fern. Until 10 February. – Venue: The Pentagram Gallery, 11 Needham Road, London W11.
Later this month you can assess the results of the first collaboration between Design Week and the RIBA Architecture Centre. The show Products of Desire, which opens at the London centre on 24 January and runs for a month, will highlight the work of a handful of architects who take on product design projects and […]
American restaurant and live music venue Dick’s Last Resort is coming to London as “the antithesis of a good restaurant”. The group’s first site outside the US will open in Covent Garden in partnership with British restaurant group Break for the Border, with interiors by Dallas consultancy Image Group. The 836m2 site, due to open […]
Dubai firm Al Rostamani is introducing a new identity by The Jenkins Group. Al Rostamani is one of Dubai’s largest holding companies, with subsidiary activities ranging from hotels to car dealerships. The Jenkins Group is designing a global corporate brochure and will oversee the appearance of the identity on signs and other exterior branding. The […]
The growing crop of chic London eateries could be bad news for designers, discovers Clare Melhuish
Display of photographic images chosen from more than 10 000 international entries. Until 29 January. – Venue: The Royal Photographic Society, Milsom Street, Bath BA1 1DN.
Rodney Fitch and Company is designing the identity for Virgin Group’s joint financial venture with insurer Norwich Union. The company, to be called Virgin Direct, will be launched in February and signals Virgin’s diversification and expansion plans.
Designer is now such a pejorative term that maybe the industry needs a new title. – In the Far East at least, designers already have a new name to adopt – brain worker.
Project 2045 – the Design Council’s flagship 50th anniversary event – kicks off this week as about 2000 time-capsules are sent to people and organisations to predict designs of the future . The council is issuing a last call for participants to fill the last few of the 2045 places available. Project 2045 asks “the […]