As the new Fiat 500 starts to grace the nation’s highways and byways, John Stones wonders whether this car is as innovative as its 1950s namesake. Just to make sure, he takes a turn behind the wheel of both to find outLong before emotional design was a term being bandied about in marketing seminars, Fiat […]
Artist Peter Doig has been working in Port of Spain, painting subversive film posters for a series of indie screenings. Yolanda Zappaterra pays a visit to his StudioFilmClub, ahead of a retrospective at Tate Britain (All images © Paul Murphy)When the Tate’s new Peter Doig exhibition opens next month, it promises to include a sizeable […]
The four photographers shortlisted for this year’s Deutsche Börse prize are far removed from the mainstream, each of them unafraid to put strong and personal statements at the heart of their work, reports Gareth GardnerAt first glance, the photographs couldn’t be more diverse: buildings cluttered around a Birmingham railway station; an American family proudly showing […]
Design and the creative industries will play a key role in the economic advancement of Sheffield, according to a masterplan launched this week by the city’s development agency, Creative Sheffield.The masterplan contains a number of goals, including the creation of 30 000 jobs across the creative industries, e-learning and digital sectors, as well as financial […]
Pentagram Design and All of Us are collaborating on the relaunch of Mauritian luxury hotel resort Le Touessrok this week.The rebrand follows the resort’s departure from the One & Only hotel chain, which Pentagram also helped to design.Pentagram partner John Rushworth says that, after the recent management changes at Le Touessrok, his consultancy’s strategy was […]
National Museums Northern Ireland, the umbrella organisation for four of the country’s museums, is to rebrand in an attempt to modernise itself.The organisation has appointed Belfast-based advertising and design consultancy AV Brown to carry out the work following a tender process.As part of the rebranding exercise, the consultancy will develop a new unifying brand identity […]
Love founder David Simpson has formed a new design consultancy called Music.Simpson, who left his position as creative director of Love in March last year, is founding the group with former Love production manager Matthew Beardsell and designer Anthony Smith.The Manchester-based consultancy, which started operating in December, will focus on graphic design.‘One of Love’s founding […]
Another rich seam of material issues forth this week from the reliably creative terrain of Onedotzero, in the form of a follow-up edition to its successful Motion Blur book and two-hour DVD package. Everything you could want to know about the international practitioners leading this field is packaged stylishly in this tactile felt-bound and embroidered […]
We floated Conchango on the Alternative Investment Market on 15 January. Getting there took a serious amount of work, but we learnt a lot and it’s been very rewarding.
The duo behind Silent Studios combines hard-hitting visuals with original music compositions, and is keen to promote the virtues of ‘sound design’. Fiona Sibley meets the collaborators who like to make you cryNathan Prince and Liam Paton aren’t impressed by the sort of music often churned out to advertise and market brands. Cocking a snook […]
I was very interested to read Jim Dawton’s piece on product design in the UK (News Analysis, DW 10 January). Only a handful of names in the UK could be considered as having raised the product design bar, in international terms. The problem is that we don’t have any factories left. Consultancies in the UK […]
I am saddened to read about the closure of English & Pockett (DW 10 January), not least because Carter Wong Design is indebted to them for an act of kindness that saved our fledgling company.