The London Design Festival reduced its losses from £18 538 in 2004 to £2300 in 2005, according to the latest accounts filed at Companies House. Management consultancy Stratagem is set to publish its ‘full-scale economic evaluation’ of the festival and its management team. The 2006 event attracted just 300 000 visitors, down on the 475 000 visitors seen in 2005. The London Development Agency allocated £200 000 of funding for this year’s event.
An upcoming exhibition at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries will highlight the origins of English graphic design as spearheaded by scribes, engravers and painters during this period.
Last week, we spoke to the author of a new book documenting the rise and fall of 1980s culture mag The Face, famously designed by Neville Brody. Now, designers
7-Inches for Planned Parenthood has released a compilation vinyl boxset featuring original work from the likes of designer Shepard Fairey and musician Björk to raise money for the charity.
Integrated packaging design specialist Equator Design shares advice on what it takes to stand out as a successful design consultancy in a competitive landscape and get known for it.