The two faces of Bayley

High-profile figures often provoke strong reactions. Hugh Pearman analyses the possible reasons for our antipathy towards design guru Stephen Bayley


Vacuum cleaner millionaire James Dyson can now publish his autobiography, Against the Odds, with publisher Orion still to decide the final publication date. Publication was delayed by disagreements with American

Technology market led by branding and image

Brands are the most powerful sales driver in the hi-tech sector, with consumers making emotional, rather than rational, purchase decisions, a new report reveals. Interbrand Schechter’s study The Power of


The Partners has designed a brochure for Watson, Farley & Williams, a medium-sized law firm specialising in shipping, finance and litigation.

Something for nothing

Label-maker Avery has a special offer for Design Week readers. The first ten people to call its consumer centre on 0800 80 50 20 will receive free gift packs, worth

Minor tweaks keep Asda out of court

ASDA is maintaining its maverick stance in the copycat debate by tweaking packaging of its controversial spirits brands as part of an out-of-court settlement with Grand Metropolitan. The companies had

The tale of a tail and a squiggle

Lynda Relph-Knight follows the evolution of BA’s new identity and evaluates the result. Although BA’s investment and belief in design is commendable, perhaps the identity doesn’t go far enough in

Sainsbury’s to try fresh look

Sainsbury’s, which lost its market-leading position to Tesco, is reviewing its brand identity in a bid to recover lost ground. The plan is believed to involve a new trading identity

Ghastly greetings

Occasions such as Father’s Day provide huge commercial opportunities to the ‘gift’ trade. Matthew Valentine hears two different views from designer fathers

Continental flavour given by coffee bean

Manchester design group Montage Bridgewater Barron has created the graphics for Java Bar Espresso, the first of a proposed chain of coffee bars. Brothers Colin and Keith Loftus have opened

Wolff Olins management buyout sorted

Wolff Olins, one of design’s last independent major players, has completed a management buyout pricing the group at 6-8m. The new management team comprises managing director Charles Wright, head of

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