13 March 2003

Kitchens in synch

MFI marketing director Jon Rosby speaks to Trish Lorenz about his commitment to mass market retailing while employing a design-led approach


Visual Thesaurus: a quick-flip brainstorming tool for graphic designers by Chris Goveia, who has also designed the book, is out now, published by RotoVision, priced £24.99. One for the kids: Anything but a Grabooberry by Anushka Ravishankar and illustrated by Rathna Ramanathan, is out tomorrow priced £9.99. A nonsense rhyme, using typography as illustration, it […]

Equals creates for Puffin

Equals has created the 2003 brochure and marketing materials for children’s book publisher Puffin. The work, which includes leaflets, invitations, exhibition graphics and merchandise, is based on the concept of ‘Puffin Rock’, says Equals creative director Vici MacDonald. ‘We played on both meanings of the phrase with a seaside rock ‘n’ roll feel,’ adds MacDonald. […]

Shallow by design

Hugh Pearman is so far disappointed with BBC 2’s Designing the Decades series, which he thinks does nothing to explain design

Museums in firing line

While Hugh Pearman acknowledges huge advances in design and technology effected by wars, he is in conflict with the dearth of spin-free war exhibitions Weapons. They’ve always been taboo in the design world. No list of design classics ever includes a Kalashnikov or a Trident missile. We don’t talk about weapons in design terms, only […]

Northcross’s attempt at Tiso

Outdoor retailer Graham Tiso has appointed Edinburgh-based Northcross to design interiors at its latest store, the first time the retailer has worked with a design consultancy. The 372m2 store, which will open in June, will be based at Edinburgh’s new adventure centre at Ratho Quarry. The centre will house Europe’s largest climbing wall and adventure […]

Beat Creative designs logo for Vocatis

Beat Creative has designed the logo for start-up environmental consultancy Vocatis. The logo avoids the ‘clichés of green leaves’ to differentiate the company from ‘staid competitors’, says Beat Creative partner Paul Barfoot.


Photography, video and installation work by Serbian and Croatian artists forms an insight into the emotional turmoil of the two countries during wartime from the perspective of artists who remained there during the conflicts. Imaginary Balkans shows until 20 April. Venue: Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH. Czech glasswear designer Borek Sipek shows his […]

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