16th July 2009

Cog Design

News in Pictures

Cog Design director Michael Smith released 27 balloons with money attached to them during his hour-long stint on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth last week, causing two people to jump into a fountain in pursuit of a balloon.

The Bug World Experience

News in Pictures

The Bug World Experience in Liverpool opened last week, featuring exhibition design by Met Studio Design, digital interactives by All of Us, retail design by Cubit 3D and branding by Three Brand (DW 16 December 2008).

Youth Music Box installed in London’s Royal Festival Hall

Youth Music Box, an audiovisual recording studio designed by Silent Studios, will be installed in London’s Royal Festival Hall from 17 July to 31 August, for the use of visitors. Intended to encourage improvisation and learning for all ages, the studio will allow four participants at a time to make music on instruments programmed by […]

BR&Me designs new packaging for soft drink brand Capri-Sun

BR&Me has designed new packaging for soft drink brand Capri-Sun, owned by Coca-Cola Enterprises. Launching in time for the new school year, the design attempts to reflect the drink’s claims to contain all natural ingredients while remaining fun. Prominence is given to the ‘Nothing artificial at all’ tagline and the new look will be backed […]


Ron Arad’s contribution to the Design Museum’s Super Contemporary exhibition is a campaign to save the neon tower at London’s Hayward Gallery. Which fallen
or dismantled structure would you resurrect, and why?

In the bag

In the early 1990s, the North American punk and hardcore music scene developed an independent, do-it-yourself approach. This grew from self-booking tours and self-releasing records, to designing and hand-assembling every album cover. According to new book DIY Album Art: Paper Bags & Office Supplies, hand-glueing sleeves, silk-screening manila envelopes and raiding thrift stores for LP […]

Brochure for investmentcompany GoldCore.

Finishing touches

Limited budgets can spur creativity, especially when it comes to selecting paper and processes for print projects. Anna Richardson looks at examples of maximising spend in effective ways

InterContinental Dubai Festival City hotel

Bye-bye bling

In these straitened times many of us are feeling the need to be more inconspicuous about our consumption. Clare Dowdy examines the effect this growing trend is having on the luxury end of the market

Choosing a more creative approach to saving the planet

Regarding Clive Grinyer’s article Making an impact, (DW 2 July), I agree with Clive, and a lot of others are saying exactly the same sort of thing. Increasing the Green-ness of a product simply through developments in materials and manufacturing technologies is a finite process. The real challenge is creating emotionally sustainable design and changing […]

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