18 April 2002

Album cover artwork features in a special tribute to Scott Piering

Album cover artwork from bands such as Pulp, the Stereophonics and Prodigy features in a limited edition programme, part of a tribute to the late record promoter Scott Piering. Designed by The Design Conspiracy, the 12-page gatefold booklet comes in a cardboard mailer envelope in the style of a seven-inch record. The cover depicts a […]

Vox pop

Clients are becoming increasingly reluctant for design groups to release information to the press about their projects. How can design groups change clients’ minds on this, given the lost potential for publicity all round? ‘Creators have the right to be identified as such by law and my understanding is that no clause in a client […]

Design initiative for patient safety

The Design Council and Department of Health are jointly funding a project that aims to improve patient safety through design-led solutions, health minister Lord Hunt announced this week. A Design Council research team will look at the design of medical equipment and patient information. Meanwhile, the NHS London Design Advisory Group, a Sorrell Foundation project, […]

Attik brands Foster and Partners’ ‘erotic gherkin’

Attik has created a raft of branded elements for architect Foster and Partners’ ‘erotic gherkin’ building in the City of London, which will house the headquarters of the insurer Swiss Re. The branding project, launched this week and believed to be worth a six-figure fee, involves an identity, website, signage, print material and a marketing […]

Russian reservation for GA Design

GA Design is this week due to present first concepts for the refurbishment of a 50 000m2 five-star hotel in St Petersburg. The work will involve interior designs not only for the main hotel, but also for four surrounding buildings, which are to be used for retail arcades, restaurants, executive suites and exhibition and conference […]

Grand masters

While visiting this year’s Milan Furniture Fair Lynda Relph-Knight checked into two challenging hotel design installations


Architects and interior designers are scared of technology; Trite Hints

Way ahead

Pamela Buxton finds her way round unusual signage systems inside three landmark UK visitor attractions

Time to inject an element of fun into the hard work

An artist friend said recently of the Milan Furniture Fair, ‘It’s only a chair show’, but even he – a self-confessed chair addict – turned up there last week because he knows it represents so much more. It is an international cultural event that brings together art, design and manufacturing with a passion that was […]


Agenda Design has been appointed to create five corporate brochures for Historic Royal Palaces.


Partners Columns has designed the covers for novels from the new Mills & Boon imprint Red Dress Ink, launched this week.

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