State of play

Today’s animation students have more sophisticated technologies available to them than ever before, but many still opt for traditional techniques, such as hand-drawing and model-making. Yolanda Zappaterra visits four colleges to see what their graduates are up to IF animators had a bumper sticker, would it say ‘animators do it 24 times a second’? If […]

Go on Leonhardt, try competing against Fitch

I know nothing of Mr Leonhardt or of his tenure at Fitch. However, he certainly sounds depressed (Design Business, DW 29 June), so I hope the millions he will have collected from selling out to Cordiant are some compensation. If I know nothing of him, I know plenty about us – the Fitch of today […]

Carlsberg thinks global with Portland

Carlsberg has appointed Portland Design to handle its global retail presence, as part of a brand repositioning programme for the lager. The group will liaise with Carlsberg’s lead brand consultancy, Denmark-based Kontrapunkt, as well as UK consultancy JDO, which handles on-trade branding. The first work will be trialled in Poland in spring 2007.

The UK industry is doing well and nurturing its talent

Having just completed our most successful colleges week ever at D&AD Congress 2006, we were surprised to read the wraparound cover announcing what appears to be the imminent demise of the British design industry (DW 29 June). We feel it necessary to talk about how successfully our design industry is already supporting both our creative […]

Profile – Sasha Vidakovic

Straddling the conflicting demands of big budget branding work and smaller, personal design projects is the theme of Sasha Vidakovic’s career. Yolanda Zappaterra finds out how he balances the two approaches When most small children become conscious of branding, it’s likely to be Haribo or Nike that draw their attention. For art mad Sasha Vidakovic, […]

IDSR creates flexible headquarters for LDA

IDSR has unveiled a futuristic interior design for the London Development Agency’s headquarters, which will be located at the Palestra building in Southwark, built by architect SMC Alsop (see picture caption, left).

Getting results from design

Design spend is the largest single sum that the board knows least about, says Raymond Turner Henry Ford is reputed to have said, ‘It is the product, not the business, which pays the wages’. At the heart of this statement was the realisation that the product, and in today’s world we would add the word […]

Galaxy of innovators receive this year’s Starpack Awards

An ornate bottle for Diageo’s Oronoco Rum shone brightest at this year’s Starpack Awards, winning the contest’s Supreme Gold Award, as well as a string of other category prizes. This year’s honours, which recognise innovation in package design, launched a number of new categories to reflect changes in the industry. ‘We weren’t looking at particular […]

Land Securities’ New Street Square development in Holborn

A metallic box and selection of ‘giant’ glossy Polaroids have been created by Purpose to promote Land Securities’ New Street Square development in Holborn, London. The ‘seductive’ images are intended to offer a sense of the shops, restaurants and café culture of the square, and the selection can be tailored to the recipient.

Photographers’ Gallery starts calling in designers

London’s Photographers’ Gallery will begin the hunt for interior and wayfinding design groups later this year, to work on its new site in Soho. A branding expert has been appointed already, but the gallery declined to name the group. It is expected to embark on the next phase of development at the start of the […]

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