14 September 2006

Elmwood overhauls McCain

Elmwood has overhauled the packaging and visual identity of frozen food brand McCain. The work is part of a wider ‘It’s All Good’ campaign by McCain Foods to shed its image as a processed foods manufacturer.

Nokia to set up London studio in global rethink

Nokia is planning to open a design studio in London next year, Design Week can reveal. The initiative, aimed at tapping into the capital’s burgeoning creative flair, is being pioneered by Nokia chief designer Alastair Curtis, who earlier this year took the company’s top design job when he replaced Frank Nuovo (DW 9 March). ‘We […]

So design gains in adworld… but admen still call the shots

There’s been a degree of smugness in design about ad agencies fighting back. News in July that Saatchi and Saatchi is strengthening its design unit only added to the trend set by ad agencies Mother, through Poke and others, and St Luke’s through its deal with The Nest. What better recognition of design’s role in […]

Blacksheep brings New York chic to brasserie-style St Germain

Blacksheep is designing a Parisian brasserie-inspired interior for St Germain, a restaurant that opens next month in London’s Farringdon at the site of a 19th-century printworks. Neil Walkington, former Will Ricker Restaurants director, is launching the restaurant. It will be his first start-up venture and is likely to mark the beginnings of an effort to […]

Hi-tech research centre opens

A hi-tech research and development centre called the Advanced Digital Institute has opened in Bingley, West Yorkshire. It will provide business and academic support for the development of new high-value products and services, and has been funded by Yorkshire Forward, Bradford Metropolitan District Council and the EU Regional Fund.

Profile: Stephan Müller

Stephan Müller’s near obsession with collecting typefaces led the Berlin-based graphic designer from diversion – via Lineto and major contracts – to commercial accomplishment, says Hannah Booth Stephan Müller collects typefaces. He doesn’t rip out pages from books or magazines. His methods are more guerrilla, like the time he got down on all fours and […]

Functional fashion

To remain prominent in the mobile market, manufacturers need to strike an intelligent balance between style and specification, says Scott Billings Product design at its most effective offers users a solution-providing piece of equipment, while at the same time giving aesthetic and emotional pleasure gained from its use. In consumer electronics it is the marriage […]

Buena vistas

Javier Mariscal has begun work on his first feature-length animation, Chico & Rita, drawing inspiration from post-war Havana’s latin jazz clubs and New York’s bustling Broadway. Charles Gant gets a sneak preview of the film

Nike settles London council logo dispute

Hackney Council has won £300 000 from Nike in an out-of-court settlement, after the sportswear brand produced trainers, footballs and T-shirts bearing the council’s logo, designed by Alec Davis in 1965.

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