LDF looks set to highlight our thriving creative sector

We can expect senior players in design to remain optimistic in recession. As Jeremy Myerson suggested in last week’s Private View (DW 7 May), this time the ditch may be deeper than in previous downturns, but design has dug itself out more than once and bounced back eventually, better equipped as a business. It is […]

The Yard creates ‘drastically different’ Eurostar buffet cars

The Yard Creative has designed new buffet cars for Eurostar’s fleet of 28 trains. The new-look interiors will be ‘drastically different from other train buffet cars’, according to The Yard creative director Steve James-Royle. Eurostar appointed the retail and branding group in August last year on the strength of a recommendation by its client Rail […]

London in focus at the Design Museum

The Design Museum’s Super Contemporary exhibition is set to feature a new bus shelter by David Adjaye, a lamp-post chandelier by Thomas Heatherwick, and a rubbish bin by Sir Paul Smith (pictured). The exhibition, which will run from 3 June to 4 October, focuses on London design of the past, present and future. It is […]


Strudel has created the identity for the Mind Awards 2009, which takes place today as part of Mind week, an initiative hosted by the mental health charity. Commissioned in January and briefed to produce something bold, inspiring, and relevant, Strudel’s design aims to move away from negative perceptions of mental health through its use of […]

PM endorses mobile phone security plans

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has highlighted the Mobile Phone Security Challenge, a competition to develop new ways to secure mobile phones against fraudsters, as a key part of his new crime strategy. The competition, which offers £400 000 to teams of designers and technology experts to develop designs, is run by the Design Council, the […]

London Design Festival chairman says ‘be bold’ faced with recession

London Design Festival chairman Sir John Sorrell says this year’s event will be ‘a real opportunity to put London and the UK’s excellence in creativity at the heart of what’s happening in the world’. Sorrell adds that with the decline of the financial sector, the UK ‘has the opportunity to be seen by the world […]

Debuti adds a branded look to latest Bubble Food café interior

Bubble Food is opening a café in Potter’s Field Park, London SE1, with interior design by Debuti Agency. The café will occupy an existing wooden building in the park next to Tower Bridge. Debuti owner and Bubble project manager Wilmien Bos is designing the interior. Bos is creating a ‘raw’ wooden bar, two V-shaped bench […]


Artisan has created the packaging for shower brand Mira’s new Mira 360 rotating shower head. An aperture in the packaging allows customers to test the rotating function of the product without opening the box. A mirrored backboard displays the product from all sides, giving the illusion that the semi-circular box is cylindrical. The shower heads […]

Festival of the Sea

Spring Design and Advertising has created a new identity for this year’s Suffolk Festival of the Sea, which is being held from 19-21 June. The branding was created to mark the festival’s 25th anniversary and the fact that it has moved to Southwold from Lowestoft. The herring’s distinctive hooked mouth is formed in the shape […]

Dawton and Fitch advise graduates against going into business on their own

Deborah Dawton, chief executive of the Design Business Association, and Rodney Fitch, founder and chairman of Fitch, have advised design students and graduates not to form their own consultancies in the current financial climate. Speaking at Central St Martins College of Art and Design in London on Monday, Dawton told the audience, ‘I wouldn’t start […]

E3 Media helps osteoporosis group promote ‘bone’ message

E3 Media is designing a website for the National Osteoporosis Society that the charity hopes will encourage children to look after their bones. NOS appointed the Bristolbased digital group to create the Bones 4 Life website last autumn following a competitive pitch. E3 had recently redesigned the NOS main site, which went live last June. […]

Sane and Able fashions look for Liam Gallagher label

Consultancy Sane and Able, which set up in October last year, has created the identity for Liam Gallagher’s clothing label Pretty Green, which launches in June. Appointed in December 2008 on recommendation, Sane and Able director Alan Long says, ‘Liam said, “I want a logo that harks back to Rubber Soulera Beatles”.’ Long consulted Gallagher […]

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