17 August 2006

Whitechapel Gallery secures redevelopment funding

Whitechapel Gallery in London has secured £500 000 of redevelopment funding from the European Regional Development Fund, with a further £250 000 from the Foyle Foundation and £159 000 for disabled access from Bridge House Trust. The £10m project is designed by Belgian architect Robbrecht en Daem Architecten.

Material gain

Textiles are now so sophisticated that they can react to their surroundings, or they can be engineered to provide a distinctive look and feel, which is creating tactile branding opportunities, explains Chris Lefteri

Thompson styles strategy for Yorkshire

A ten-year economic strategy for the whole of Yorkshire and Humberside is being presented in a 150-page document designed by Leeds consultancy Thompson.The group was appointed by Regional Development Agency Yorkshire Forward following a creative pitch against undisclosed competitors to design both the main report and two accompanying summary documents.Although the Regional Economic Strategy 2006-2015 […]

News in Pictures

Fold7 has designed the in-store graphics for Molton Brown’s limited edition beauty product Amber Cocoon, which launches in September.

DCMS gives £4m in grants to museums

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Wolfson Foundation have awarded £4m in grants to 43 English museums and art galleries. The funds will be used to improve the quality of museum displays, public spaces, disabled access and environmental controls.Projects include creating an entrance at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, improving major exhibition […]

Profile: Danny Sangra

Illustrator Danny Sangra is only 25, but he’s already got a long client list and some top commissions under his belt. Liz Farrelly meets a bright star on the London scene who is trying his hand at fashion You don’t get any more hip than staging a solo show at fashion store The Pineal Eye […]

Nevis Design Consultants updates brand for St James’s Club

St James’s Club and Hotel, a five-star hotel and private members club in central London, has appointed Nevis Design Consultants to overhaul its brand identity, ahead of a £6m refurbishment, with interiors designed by Parker Liddell.Nevis Design Consultants is tasked with rebranding the hotel to create a more contemporary visual identity. The intention is to […]

Brand designers need the ‘patter of a snake oil salesman’

Once upon a time, the creative community discovered ‘branding’. Great, bring on the fat fees, compliant clients and mesmerised customers. All you needed was the patter of a snake oil salesman and – voilà. Here’s a gem: ‘For your information. As part of our commitment to improve the presentation of Brand X, we have enhanced […]

Do clients turn ‘bad’ because of poor service? I share Michael Smith’s sentiments (Letters, DW 10 August) regarding the ‘Bad clients’ article (Business Insight, DW 27 July).

It appears that some clients’ stereotypical perception of designers – that they are arrogant and self-possessed – is alive and well. Yes, profits are available from strategic work, and this may be a shock for Mr Foulkes-Arellano – not all of our clients think we have a strategic offering. His comments do not reflect the […]

Black Pig redesigns Business Weekly website

Hertfordshire consultancy Black Pig has redesigned the website of Business Weekly (www.businessweekly.co.uk), a business paper for the East of England. The new masthead is now being considered for the print edition.

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