15 January 2009

News in Pictures

The album cover for Peter Bjorn and John’s forthcoming album uses a painting, entitled Trophyroom, by Swedish artist Thomas Broomé. Design consultancy Joppen incorporated the names of the band and

Get in line

Uniforms have enrobed humans for millennia, endowing a feeling of belonging and conjuring the power of the collective. Historians trace the rise of the uniform to 210 BC, the first

Courting the public arena

Designers must show that they can thrive in the public sector – and learn to handle the procurement process better, argues Gerry Postlethwaite

Goodwill hunting

After the financial turmoil of 2008, retail banks have a lot to do to counter accusations of corporate greed and cynical marketing. How can design help them to rebuild consumer


The dilemma/ how to respond to a marketing brief that dictates the use of a strong, successful identity system, while simultaneously coming up with a relevant solution that brings something

Wonder of Wedgwood

Who cares if Woolworths goes under? Much more important is the loss of a manufacturer with its roots in the Industrial Revolution, argues Hugh Pearman

News in Pictures

Abrams is publishing Sagmeister: Made You Look, by graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister and Peter Hall. The book was first published in 2001, but is being redesigned for publication in April.

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