13th August 2009

Angular perspectives

Geometric intersecting lines, strong colours and hallucinatory compositions – it might appear that artists Dalek (pictured) and Delta have more in common than striking pseudonyms. However, although their work appears to have similarities, it is actually diametrically opposed, says Paul Jones, owner of London’s Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, who is bringing the artists together for […]

Stepping up to the next level

Just doing a good job isn’t good enough any more. If you want to make a difference now, you have to be brilliant at what you do, says Rod Petrie

Anywayup cup

Copycat trap

There is often a fine line between aligning your product with major consumer trends and blatant plagiarism of somebody else’s work, so how can you make sure you avoid infringement? Sarah Woods investigates

Werner Aisslinger

Bargain bijou

A smart hotel concept with a quality touch or two – iconic furniture, perhaps, or a more iconoclastic flea-market approach – can work wonders in the budget arena. Anna Richardson takes the measure of three inventive newcomers

The Fish Wife

Profile – Rohan Daniel Eason

The illustrations of Rohan Daniel Eason have the precision of Aubrey Beardsley’s line drawings, coupled with a dark fairy-tale twist. Dominic Lutyens enters the haunting world of the artist’s new children’s book venture


Thomas Heatherwick’s B of the Bang in Manchester is being taken down and the spikes recycled. What do you think would be a fitting new use for the sculpture?

A Banging good piece of work, but don’t let kids near it

I was saddened to hear the fate of Thomas Heatherwick’s iconic sculpture in Manchester, and feel sure the sculpture can be usefully recycled somehow. I think the spikes should be made into Baby B of the Bangs and sold as limited editions, to help cover Heatherwick’s out of court settlement to Manchester City Council. I’d […]

…or a wake-up call for the UK design establishment?

Regarding the Royal Society of Art’s Design & Society manifesto, there was no consultation ‘process’. The RDIs have been calling for a sympathetic exchange of ideas and expertise for some time, feeling, quite rightly, that many RDIs would have valuable input in matters like this that the RSA concerns itself with from time to time, […]

Mike Dempsey

RDI criticism of the RSA – a case of fragile egos…

Sorry, but your piece on the Royal Designers for Industry, and their criticism of the Royal Society of Arts’ Design & Society manifesto (News, DW 6 August) just sounds like some Very Important People claiming not to have been treated like Very Important People. Aw, bless. I can’t believe people such as Chris Wise and […]

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