Usually it’s the technology that lets you down, but for British Design and Art Direction’s DVD launch at London’s Ministry of Sound the problem was more structural. The sculptural installation by D&AD Gold winner Thomas Heatherwick seemed destined to remain a concept, until a call to seasoned interiors man Ben Kelly on the morning of the event saved the day. ‘I just brought in a couple of shopfitters,’ says Kelly, calmly. Of course. The ravers in the main room were too lost in music to appreciate the back-stage bother.
As the retailer marks its 30th birthday in the UK, we visit its immersive house party in London and speak to interior design leader Clotilde Passalacqua.
The BlackBerry Motion has ditched the brand’s signature keyboard and has a 14cm-wide touchscreen, with an Apple-style home button at the bottom.
Supple Studio has designed the copywriting company’s new branding, which incorporates quote marks in a mixture of classic and contemporary typefaces.
The Global Talent Report has been conducted by the Creative Industries Federation, and calls for visa-free travel and lower salary requirements to protect jobs in the sector.