14 December 2006

Prada

Prada to design luxury phone

Fashion designer Miuccia Prada and her Creative Team at the Prada fashion house are designing the first Prada branded phone in conjunction with the Korean phone maker LG Electronics.

Alan Fletcher

Annual report

As 2006 draws to a close, Design Week surveys the eye-catching new work, the industry coups and the inevitable creative flounces that shaped the past year

Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood

From the playground up

Abigail is carefully cutting around her bunny face mask, a vision of four-year-old concentration. Next to her, Edith gets busy with the pink felt-tip pen and glitter. Their younger siblings are off enjoying a jazz band, just some of the noisy droves of small children who descended on the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood […]

Trap Recordings

Red Design has created the identity for Trap Recordings

Red Design has created the identity for Trap Recordings, a start-up UK independent record label. The label has an international outlook and will not focus on one style of music, says Red Design marketing manager Keith Davey. The marque needed to be ‘instant and strong, but not too serious and corporate,’ he adds.

Spike Island to nurture start-up designers from the South West

Bristol’s contemporary art and design space Spike Island is launching a major bid to keep design talent in the South West, with a £380 000 mentoring grant from the South West Regional Development Agency.Currently undergoing a £2.25m refurbishment, Spike Island will open its doors to 60 designers early next year, offering networked desk space, the […]

Maxine Horn

BDI survey reveals bright future for strategy-led groups

The design industry appears to have struggled financially in the past year, with a 6 per cent fall in turnover and a 16 per cent drop in fee-income between 2004/5 and 2005/6, according to the latest British Design Innovation Valuation Survey.Turnover has dropped from £4.6bn to £4.3bn, while fee- income has fallen from £4bn to […]

Voxpop

What next for WMH?The management needs to stay focused on what has made the business so successful, principally the quality of the work – both for the consultancy’s own financial benefit (presumably there’s an earn-out to be earned) and equally to preserve and maintain an attractive environment for employees and clients alike. Second, the consultancy […]

Kemistry tackles rebranding work for Publieke Omroep

Kemistry has been appointed by Dutch national broadcaster Publieke Omroep to rename and rebrand the public service company.The consultancy has been briefed to redesign the corporate marque and all the radio logos for Omroep, as well as design 18 additional idents for the Nederland 1, 2 and 3 channels, which were rebranded by the group […]

Charles Worthington

Caulder Moore creates ‘lifestyle salon’

Charles Worthington, the luxury haircare brand owner, is set to open a flagship salon in London’s Covent Garden this week, with an interior design by retail specialist Caulder Moore.The concept store is situated in a five-storey Georgian town house on 28 Great Queen Street. Called The House of Charles Worthington, the salon retains the structure […]

Hummer 02

GM Advanced Design

GM Advanced Design has won the Los Angeles Auto Show’s Design Challenge with its two-dimensional version of a 2015 concept that addresses environmental sustainability. The Hummer 02 features body panels filled with algae, designed to transform carbon dioxide into pure oxygen. A hydrogen tank becomes the ‘heart’ of the vehicle and the tyres adapt to […]

School of Pharmacy

CDT squares up to branding work for School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy, University of London has undertaken its first major rebrand and is relaunching with a fresh visual identity by CDT Design.London-based CDT was appointed to the rebranding project in May following a four-way pitch. The brief was to design a unifying identity for the organisation that promoted its position as one of […]

Double Cube

Profile: Micha Weidmann

Micha Weidmann’s training in Swiss graphics and his track record as an art director are the building blocks for his new venture, a design consultancy.

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