Friday 17 May Hot off the press is A Smile In The Mind, witty thinking and solutions in graphic design, by Beryl McAlhone and David Stuart of The Partners.

Friday 17 May

Hot off the press is A Smile In The Mind, witty thinking and solutions in graphic design, by Beryl McAlhone and David Stuart of The Partners.

Published by Phaidon, price 45.

Friday 17 May

Opening today is the Mac Shopper Show. Try out some of the new software in the games arena and listen to presentations in the Apple Theatre. Topics include wireless communications with a PowerBook and a look at the new message Pad 130. Until 19 May.

Venue: Wembley Exhibition

Centre, London HA9 ODW.

Details: 01369 707766.

Saturday 18 May

How about visiting the Design Museum exhibition which focuses on the work of CD Partnership to date and its future projects? Highlights include designs for the Ocean Terminal at Leith, Scotland, and the group’s involvement in London eateries Quaglino’s and Mezzo. Until 19 August.

Venue: Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1.

Details: 0171-378 6055.

Sunday 19 May

Dreaming of getting away? Then why not sample Desert, a photography exhibition exploring images of deserts and deserted spaces in Europe. Until 19 May.

Venue: The South London Gallery, 65 Peckham Road,

London SE5.

Details: 0171-703 6120.

Monday 20 May

For those of you in Manchester, catch Brenda and other stories, an exhibition dealing with HIV. It forms part of the Walsall Museum and Art Gallery touring exhibition in association with the It’s Queer up North festival. Until 26 May.

Venue: Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH.

Details: 0161-228 2463.

Tuesday 21 May

Internet World International 96 takes place over the next three days. Conference topics including the Internet as a business-to business medium, realtime on-line, infrastructure issues and on-line advertising are on the agenda. Until 23 May.

Venue: Olympia 2, London W2.

Details: 01865 730275.

Wednesday 22 May

Taking place today is a series of workshops at the conference Design That Works. Topics include choosing a design consultancy, design as the foundation for effective marketing communications and creating, managing and implementing effective design. Among the speakers are Sheila Marshall, design manager special projects, J. Sainsbury, Alan Coley from Light and Coley and Callum Lumsden from The Lumsden Design Partnership. Design Week readers are entitled to a 30 discount.

Venue: London Business School, Sussex Place, Regents Park,

London NW1.

Details: Chris Kohut at Century on 0171-838 0008.

Thursday 23 May

Today the North American Office Furniture Focus

Seminar takes place, looking at design, manufacture and marketing of office furniture in the USA. What can we learn from the US?

Venue: Department of Trade and Industry Conference Centre, Westminster, London SW1.

Details: 0171-331 2030.

Future Dates

Monday 3 June

Today is the deadline for entries to the Design Effectiveness Awards sponsored by The Design Business Association. Categories include corporate identity, packaging, exhibitions, interiors, literature, information and product design.

Details: 0171- 813 3123.

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