12 October 2006

Packing it in

Some food packaging is so iconic that it deserves to be in a museum. Hugh Pearman pays due respect to the oldest and most enduring domestic brands Once upon a time I bought a rather nice glass cabinet, Minimalist mode, with cute, frameless doors, which I carefully mounted on my kitchen wall. I stood back […]

A tale of two city guides

Two new series of travel guides, offshoots of that fount of urban knowledge Time Out and fashion glossy Wallpaper, have hit the shelves and are competing for our attentions. Yolanda Zappaterra considers each approach from an editorial and graphic design s

Alan’s bestowal was a characteristic wonder of timing

Alan Fletcher was my friend from the moment he first taught me in 1972. Like Bob Gill, he carried a phenomenal depth of humanity beneath his gruff exterior of Bleu de Travail and Masonic handshakes. Those of us fortunate enough to have worked alongside him never ceased to benefit from his coruscating wit and tangential […]

Green impressions

Going Green doesn’t necessarily mean lower quality printing – the range of recycled papers now available is enough to satisfy the most discerning client. Yet there are other environmental factors to consider too, such as finishing processes and the sourcing of local materials, says Lauretta Roberts THE UK public clearly has very mixed emotions when […]

Design Week Awards judging panel

Science Museum design head Tim Molloy, new Pentagram partner Harry Pearce and Malcolm Garrett are among the judges for the 2007 Design Week Awards. They will be joined by Transport for London design head Innes Ferguson, Michael Johnson, Jeremy Leslie and Gilmar Wendt, among others, on a panel chaired by Design Week editor Lynda Relph-Knight. […]

Waterstone’s relaunches website

Waterstone’s has relaunched its website www.waterstones. co.uk, created by Manchester digital consultancy Code. More than two million titles will be available on-line.

CSD to launch diploma for design business management

The Chartered Society of Designers is to launch a Diploma in Design Business Management through its Design Association arm to help increase the range of business-related services it offers. As part of a drive to offer designers and consultancies the skills to ‘operate in a global, professional, competitive market’, the Design Association has compiled 12 […]

New Arsenal museum from Mather & Co

Arsenal is opening a museum at its Emirates Stadium complex next week, designed by Mather & Co with graphics by 1977 Design Creative. It will tell the story of the renowned London football club.

Fitch gives fast-fit depots a make-over

Fitch has rebranded Goodyear Dunlop’s fast-fit retail division, Hi-Q, with an overhauled brand identity and interior store concept, following a strategic review of the business.The move comes as Goodyear Dunlop seeks to roll out additional Hi-Q stores and relaunch its on-line offer next year.Initial consumer research and brand repositioning work for the project was undertaken […]

Latest design from Paris illustrator

Ecologic Driving is the latest design from Paris illustrator Miss Bean (Marie Levesque) for the web store www.splittheatom. com. Designs submitted to the site are rated by visitors and the most popular are made into T-shirts. According to Levesque, who studied architecture before turning to design, the street is her inspiration. ‘I observe people and […]

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Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017

Consultancy Jaywing has created the place branding for Hull 2017, the initiative marking the northern city’s status as UK City of Culture. The logo is an “H” shape constructed out of a series of geometric lines, used against a colourful palette of purple, green, yellow, blue and pink. Gavin Shore, creative director at Jaywing, says […]