Battle’s role confirmed

John Battle has been confirmed as the Department of Trade and Industry minister responsible for design. – Design Council chief executive Andrew Summers says he is hoping for an audience

Briefs

Adobe threesome: There’s a bunch of stuff from Adobe due out this month: Streamline v4, Dimensions v3 and what you’ve all (well, half of you) have been waiting for: Illustrator

Merchant tunes in to Castle job

Merchant Corporate Design’s identity for Castle Transmission International, formerly the BBC’s Home Service transmission business, is being implemented on to literature and exhibition display items. The BBC transmitters were sold

Pentagram’s starring role

Pentagram has created the name and identity for an international airline alliance which was due to launch yesterday. – Star Alliance is the umbrella brand for the existing alliance of

FUTURE DATES

The Architectural Association is holding an auction at the Saatchi Gallery to raise funds for student bursaries at 98a Boundary Rd, London NW8, on 27 May. On sale will be

Science of a material world

The Science Museum’s 34.5m Challenge of Materials gallery opened on Tuesday, with design by Jasper Jacobs Associates. – The permanent 1500m2 space aims to bring “the secret world of materials,

Talking all that jazz

Blue Note Records embodies the spirit of jazz cool with its hip record sleeves. Emma O’Kelly looks at Volume Two of the Cover Art of Blue Note Records

Exhibitions

Pop down to the Canary Wharf to see Space Oddities. On display is work by Tomato, Hussein Chalayan, Jemima Stehli, Michael Bracewell, Philip Treacy and Elizabeth Wright. Until 4 July.

Glasgow manifesto for year of design

Glasgow 1999, the organiser of Glasgow’s year as UK City of Architecture and Design, has published its manifesto outlining the aims of and approach to the celebrations and projects. The

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What to do and see at Designjunction 2018

From 20-23 September, London’s Designjunction takes place on the South of the River Thames, and will see installations, exhibitions, talks and its well-known fair spread across three venues including Doon