16 February 2006

Nottingham to receive inner city arts centre

Nottingham is to receive an inner city arts centre next year, after planning permission was granted for the £3.7m scheme by Nottingham City Council. Architecture and interiors for the New Art Exchange building are by Hawkins Brown, with funding from the Arts Council England. Local designers and artists, including Sutapa Biswas and Hew Iocke, have […]

Kemistry gives Digital Bridge a friendly interface

A pioneering community television service that is delivered via the Internet goes on trial in London’s Shoreditch later this month, with screen design and branding by Kemistry. Digital Bridge, which is run by the Shoreditch Trust, will test its Shoreditch TV system in an initial 1000 homes in the east London borough, ahead of a […]

Grade Design adds poetry to British Library exhibition

An exhibition chronicling the life of writer and poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning will open at the British Library in London this week, with interiors and graphics by Grade Design Consultants.How Do I Love Thee? commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Victorian writer and draws on the library’s collection of manuscripts, photographs and other memorabilia. Grade […]

Frayling to chair Designer of the Year

Professor Sir Christopher Frayling has been named as the chairman of the jury for this year’s Design Museum Designer of the Year Awards, following the departure of Alice Rawsthorn.The former museum director relinquished her role as chair of the jury when she left her position earlier this month. She continues to work with the museum […]

Interbrand set to ring changes as Orange brand extends its reach

It emerged this week that the Orange brand will undergo a relaunch as early as May, under a strategic plan by Interbrand to incorporate the on-line and mobile businesses of France Telecom.The relaunch day for ‘new Orange’ is being dubbed O-Day and is the result of parent company France Telecom’s decision last year to fold […]

Camera obscura

Ahead of the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize announcement, all four of those shortlisted are set to show their work in an exhibition in London. John Stones takes a sneak preview Looking at the shortlist for this year’s Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, you would be forgiven for blinking – not only because of the alternatively political […]

Thoroughly modern

The shadows of the great pioneers of the Modernist movement still lie heavily over design. With two major shows set to showcase their achievements, Rick Poynor evaluates Modernism’s legacy and influence on graphic design in the UK.

The art of showing off

Creating displays for very disparate or unusual subjects can prove an interesting challenge for exhibition designers. Pamela Buxton investigates how the issue was approached in three recent major exhibitions from around the world.

Tiger stripes by Design Bridge

Tiger Beer is poised to launch an identity and packaging design created by Design Bridge.The new-look Tiger Beer will reflect a more ‘modern, vibrant and dynamic packaging’ and is a ‘huge investment’, says a spokeswoman for Tiger Beer.The products will relaunch across the trade in April and come as the company embarks upon a revised […]

Live work recruits as equity partner funds expansion plans

London service design consultancy Live work has sold a small undisclosed stake of its equity to Pembridge Partners, a business accelerator.The service design and innovation consultancy, which specialises in building service offers for clients including the BBC, Sony Ericsson, Fiat, Egg and Macmillan Cancer Relief, will use the investment to embark on a growth strategy.Live […]

News in Pictures

London illustrator Rian Hughes has designed a splash for a special 200-page anthology edition of Image Comics’ NYC Mech graphic comic. The title is currently in production at the US publisher.

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