V&A illustration awards

The V&A Illustration Awards will be judged by writer Alan Hollinghurst, broadcaster Mark Lawson, illustrator Sara Fanelli and Victoria & Albert Museum director Mark Jones.

Johann Zambryski designs Kraftwerk album

Kraftwerk’s live double album Minimum-Maximum was released last week on EMI, designed by Johann Zambryski. The German electro pioneers recorded 22 of their greatest hits – remastering many of them – for the CD, during their 2004 World Tour.

Designed to be read

David Bernstein finds the European Constitution a less than gripping read, even in French, and laments the lack of concern shown for its wider audience

Autumn season rush hits screen design

A swathe of European TV channels are in talks with UK screen design specialists ahead of the autumn programme season. Irish national commercial television network TV3 is reviewing its screen design account – held by Bruce Dunlop Associates – and is in talks with a selection of screen design specialists, as it moves to develop […]

Haynes Museum targets family market with Clockworx identity

Haynes International Motor Museum, the largest British collection of cars from around the world, has appointed Clockworx to redesign its identity after a three-way pitch. The strategy is intended to reposition the Somerset museum as a family destination and build on its reputation as an attraction for motoring aficionados. ‘The museum’s previous identity is very […]


In last week’s News Analysis on pitching in the broadcast design sector, we erroneously stated that the DBA’s Code of Conduct recommends that members should take part in pitches that require unpaid work. It clearly does not.

Beda says Europe needs a uniform design policy

Europe’s ability to compete in global markets is suffering due to the lack of momentum in creating European Union-wide design policies. This is according to Michael Thomson, president-elect of non-profit organisation The Bureau of European Design Associations. The body has tasked itself with influencing the European Commission and Parliament to pull together research on member […]

MPs launch enquiry into high St branding

An all-party group of more than 50 MPs is launching a parliamentary enquiry into the nature of local high street retail branding, following concerns about the emergence of so-called ‘clone towns’ driven by the growth of the major supermarket chains (DW 2 June).

Will mobiles on Tube send commuters off the rails?

May I respond to the Voxpop (DW 9 June), which asked for reactions to the news that London Underground is launching mobile phone services. With all due respect to O2’s head of brand, I’m sure it is ‘a match made in heaven’ for mobile service providers, but I suspect it won’t be for the rest […]

Allies bags brochure work for de Lima

Allies has designed a tactile brochure to showcase the latest collection of leather handbags created by Brazilian designer-craftsman Nivaldo de Lima. The brochures are numbered and made from natural-looking, lightweight board, with a number of them further bound in leather. They all bear Nivaldo’s newly revamped branding, also designed by Allies, which consists of a […]


Central St Martins College of Art and Design BA (Hons) Degree Show featuring ceramics, jewellery, textile, product and industrial design is on from 16-25 June.

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