Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell is enjoying a high media profile this week as the selectors check out London as a potential host for the 2012 Olympics. The announcement of a velodrome to be built in the capital, and hints that archrival Paris may not have its facilities in place in time can only fuel speculation […]
We are holding a reunion in March 2005 at Tate Modern for alumni and former staff of the Central School, St Martins and Byam Shaw, which now form part of Central St Martins College of Art and Design. We are looking for those who studied and worked with us before 1990. Contact Alumni Association at […]
Nascent hand-held gaming device Gizmondo is set to open its first retail store in London’s Regent Street, designed by multidisciplinary consultancy 2Heads. Further stores are likely to follow if it proves to be successful. The flagship store’s prestigious location is a few doors south of the recently opened Apple Computer outlet (DW 4 November 2004). […]
Take your place in Design Week’s Top 100 – forms for this year’s consultancy survey were published in last week’s issue, but can also be downloaded from the Design Week website, www.design-week.co.uk. Forms must be completed and returned by post or fax before 24 February to be included.
But there came other turbulent times. When civil war was raging in former Yugoslavia, I was in London. I didn’t want to pick up the gun, so I took the pen and sketched anti-war posters. My own weapon against human stupidity. I didn’t have money and had very limited means. I limited myself to two […]
Johnson Banks last week unveiled its identity design for the UK’s upcoming six-month presidency of the EU, substituting stars for flying swans in an effort to avoid the clichés favoured by prior incumbents.
I was staggered that Design Week should allow a designer to criticise another’s work in such a poorly informed manner. I am referring to the Review of the new Mr Kipling packaging (DW 3 February).
RIBA Enterprises is unveiling a refreshed identity drawn up by OPX for NBS, part of the group responsible for publishing the National Building Specification. The move comes as the business, which creates IT solutions for the construction industry, gears up to launch a revised product portfolio. OPX was tasked with creating a commercial brand that […]
Random Media has created a broadcast-quality animation series to be released on the website of 1Xtra, the BBC’s black, urban digital radio station next month. The consultancy was appointed in March last year by BBC Interactive Drama and Entertainment, the department overseeing the production, after an initial eight-way pitch and a shortlisted three-way, paid creative […]
The drinks industry is going through its biggest shake-up in more than 40 years. The Licensing Act, effective from November, will provide all bars, pubs, clubs and off-licences with the chance to open with late-night drinking licences. Applications for extended opening began last week. The legislation will provide the police with tough new powers to […]
Property developer Land Securities has launched the Radford Wallis-designed identity and promotional materials for Sixteen Palace Street. The work features Bob, a white plastic character inspired by architectural models.
Unicorn City has appointed Blacksheep to redevelop the recently acquired Stork Rooms, located on Swallow Street, London, as a ‘supper club’. It will open in late 2005.