Student spectacles

If Design Week covered all the summer design degree shows, there would be no room in the magazine for anything else from May to July. So, of all the shows, we maintain the Royal College of Art’s is the one to feature partly because of the institution’s postgraduate remit and the advanced, specialist nature of […]


Typo London takes its place on the conference calendar

Print and moving image specialists will explorethe relationship between people and their surroundings in the first Typo London graphic design conference, to be held in October, which will build on the premise that design and the creative process can help to link people and places. According to Tim Fendley of Applied Information Group, who hatched […]


News in pictures

Kimpton Creative has designed a brochure and folder for Druce estate agents, based in Marylebone, London W1.


Travel guides

From London to Dubai to Bangalore, effective signage and identity designs are playing an important role in the success or failure of urban transport systems. Tom Banks casts an eye over some of the latest developments


Private View – A cut above

As with the world of tailoring, off-the-peg designs and templates for digital and print publishing will always have an element of compromise about them, says Jim Davies


Things we like

Architectural biscuits Photographer Gary Bryan has created a number of architectural structures using pink wafers, shortbread, chocolate and sugar cubes. Inspired doing a shoot for Green & Blacks, Bryan used the confectionery to create building blocks for his ’Bournville meets Bauhaus’ shots, using sugar cubes to create an industrial factory feel. Linder Sterling Livening up […]


Airside works on awareness-raising film for Infoasaid

Airside is creating a short film for Infoasaid, a consortium of Internews and the BBC World Service dedicated to improving communication in times of crisis. The consultancy took on the project after being asked by the organisation to participate in a three-way credentials pitch. Airside communications manager Anne Brassier says, ’The objective of the animation […]


Susan Albers trusts Next Big Thing to give her a UK break

Next Big Thing is creating a new brand identity for an established singer-songwriter from Germany to help her break into the British market. The London-based design consultancy was appointed to the work by German record label Fire and Music, whose brief asked for Next Big Thing to develop the brand identity of Susan Albers. While […]

Let’s hope Kenneth Grange retrospective gives British product design a boost

There is something horribly telling about Priestman Goode’s decision to open an office in China (see News, page 3). espite its global reputation, particularly in designing planes and iconic trains, the London consultancy says it has no UK clients. It brings home what has happened to British manufacturing in recent years. The focus by successive […]

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