Praxis launches new identity by EXPdesign

Software developer, Praxis Critical Systems, launches an identity by this week, as part of the company’s drive to diversify into new markets. The work, which includes visual identity, stationery, brochures, signage, merchandising, exhibition stands, advertising and the website, is worth a five-figure design fee to the group. Praxis managing director Mel Jackson says the […]


Steven Newell; Richard Long; Battersea Contemporary Art Fair; Johannes Phokela; Kick it!; Director’s Choice

Emperor puts new clothes on NCT campaign

Emperor has created a visual identity and website to support a National Childbirth Trust campaign which aims to encourage parents and parents-to-be to attend fundraising events, or stage their own, in an effort to raise money for the NCT. The events, called NCTea Parties, will be held nationwide in May, June and July and the […]


Real 451 has designed the CD packaging for Geisha Lounge, released by Virgin Music. Cover illustration is by Gavin Reece with insert and CD illustrations by James Wadkins.

Lumsden joins Design Week’s comedy club

Yet another addendum to Design Week’s long-running infatuation with funny-sounding job titles – this time in the form of a joke from one of you. Step forward – or should that be stand up? – Callum Lumsden. His consultancy isn’t big on titles anyway, so when asked how we should refer to one of his […]

Just pull the chain if you can’t plumb into your client

The last three paragraphs of David Bernstein’s Private View should be etched on the boardroom walls of every company contemplating a ‘makeover’ (DW 25 April). They certainly won’t make popular reading for any corporate that has spent a Consignia-sized budget on an identity review and come away with a Consignia-style logo. A critical aspect of […]

On a Mission

Hannah Booth visits the British Council’s design team to find out how it promotes British design abroad


Sign UK 2002, from 21-23 May, includes seminars, workshops and product demonstrations. Contact: or call 0870 429 4416 for details. Venue: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham B40 1NT. Apple Computers is holding Driven by Design on 23 May from 10.30am until 4.30pm, a free seminar on Mac OS X operating system creative applications. Contact: […]


Lateral has been appointed as Faber & Faber’s on-line agency of choice, and will redesign the company’s website, which is scheduled for launch later in the summer.

Political cartoons and caricatures in Westminster Hall

Political cartoons and caricatures from the acerbic pen of Sir David Low comprise the first exhibition since 1843 to be held in Westminster Hall – site of the Queen Mother’s lying-in-state. Designed by Michael Green as part of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, the show provides a graphical history of the main events of 20th […]

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