Crossing boundaries

A few years ago, illustration was almost a forgotten art, says Pascal Johanssen – a state of affairs he wanted to change when he set up the Illustrative exhibition in Berlin. ‘There was a huge gap in the applied arts and illustration scene, with a well-established art market on the one hand and the design […]

Kai and Sunny

Hove design group Kai and Sunny has worked with ad agency Leo Burnett Canada on a project for Kellogg’s Corn Pops. The design is used on cereal packs and in poster ads in Canada.

Studio Dempsey

Studio Dempsey has designed Twiggy: A Life in Photographs for the National Portrait Gallery in London. The book coincides with the former model’s 60th birthday, and features iconic portraits of her from the 1960s to the present day. The images will be exhibited at the gallery from 19 September to 21 March 2010.

Artisan du Chocolat…

Artisan du Chocolat has developed a new Space Collection chocolate range, in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy. Danish freelance designer Ivan Riis Henriksen developed the graphics and packaging for the chocolates, which are launching later this month in time for Chocolate Week, which runs from 12-18 October.

Monddi Design Agency

Pembrokeshire-based consultancy Monddi Design Agency has redesigned the packaging for Sancler smooth cheese, across its range of flavours. The new packaging is set to hit the shelves in Tesco stores in the near future.

Starck’s reality TV design show doesn’t quite hit it off

The jury is still out on BBC Two’s new Apprentice-esque TV series Design for Life, featuring French design star Philippe Starck. But its first airing this week got a general thumbs down from design-savvy users of social media. Some welcomed the focus on design by the programme planners, but most were critical of the execution. […]


Home-grown talent threat to UK design ambitions in China

Already late to break into the Chinese market, British designers now face energetic competition from sophisticated home-grown young creatives, according to a new report. China’s Creative Voice: A Brave New Youth Culture, published today by brand strategy consultant Hunt Haggarty, finds that young designers and artists in the world’s biggest totalitarian state are driven by […]


The shape of things to come

New figures suggest the recession might be over, but consultancies shouldn’t break out the Bollinger just yet, says Angus Montgomery

A flight of fancy

Scarred by the experience of budget airline travel, Jim Davies longs for the jet-setting romance of air travel’s heyday. Can good design restore the mystique?

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