15 September 2005


I suspect that, like everyone, I find new inspiration at every turn, usually through people and their response to events around them, but often through something quite small and seemingly

B&Q staff under threat as sales slump

The fate of B&Q’s in-house design staff will be decided tomorrow, following the announcement that the Kingfisher-owned retailer is shedding 220 jobs from its Southampton headquarters.

Paper chain

Gillian Thomas looks at paper’s myriad possibilities as she leafs through a compendium of novel and dynamic contemporary applications that are pushing the envelope of pulp’s creative potential

Rise of the machines

Most Brits return from holiday with a sunburn, but Jim Davies was feeling flushed before he left – after a disastrous encounter with technology

Newson packs vibrancy into Samsonite range

Samsonite, the luggage and travel products specialist, has drafted in design guru Marc Newson to help relaunch the company as a high-end, luxury travel and accessory business. The 95-year-old American

Adidas opens Adicentre

Adidas has opened its Adicentre, a non-retail showroom based near Manchester, designed by London consultancy Project-X. The centre delivers a ‘brand statement environment’ to highlight the company’s philosophy and product

Hyland takes advisory role at Laurence King

Laurence King Publishing has appointed Pentagram partner Angus Hyland as consultant art director. Hyland will help develop the overall identity of the publisher’s list, advising on concepts and formats for

Kitching starts the press on new service

Typography specialist Alan Kitching and his partner Celia Stothard are launching an ‘old-fashioned’ printing press and design service from Kitching’s Typographic Workshop in London. It is the first time that

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