17 February 2005

Back the bid to improve design management

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 […]

Calling all pre-1990 Central St Martins alumni

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 […]

2Heads fires up Gizmondo store

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). […]

Design Week top 100

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.

Inspired

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 […]

OPX builds identity to cover NBS’s functions

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’s Taggerz aim to bring 1Xtra to life

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 […]

Design work brewing with shake-up of drinking law

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 […]

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