18 December 2003

Bleep puts Warp output on-line

Warp Records, the electronica label, is due to unveil an innovative website – www.bleep.com – this week that makes its 2500-track back catalogue and all future releases available as on-line downloads for the first time. With graphics by Sheffield group Designers Republic and interactive design and build by London group Kleber, Bleep will be marketed […]

Bushells undergoes rebranding

Bushells, the London estate agent chain, is undergoing a rebranding project with Stocks Austin Sice. The design consultancy refresh follows an audience research programme and includes revisions to the identity, literature (pictured), signboards and the website.

Trafalgar Square’s empty plinth

The fate of Trafalgar Square’s empty plinth is the subject of Nykris’s website, to coincide with the launch of the National Gallery Exhibition of prospective artworks for the vacant space. Conceived by London Mayor Ken Livingstone, the ‘fourth plinth’ candidates are also on show on-line at www.fourthplinth.co.uk. The site is designed to gather comments and […]

Warner Village rebrand premiere

Cinema-goers will see FutureBrand’s identity for Vue, the renamed Warner Village chain, from this weekend as an English & Pockett-designed launch commercial hits the big screen.

Read between the lines

Marshall McLuhan’s insightful catchphrases are food for thought, but if you strip out the context they read like literary fast food, says Quentin Newark

National Geographic Channel to launch microsite

The National Geographic Channel is set to launch a microsite game at www.ngeurope.com/mars, to promote its Mars: Dead or Alive programme, which is scheduled to go on air next week. The design work has been created by Tonic.

Velodrome look wheeled in by Carter Wong Tomlin

Carter Wong Tomlin has created an identity for the London Velodrome, the city’s historic track cycling circuit at Herne Hill, as the venue seeks to peddle back some of its former glory. London Mayor Ken Livingstone is endorsing a scheme to regenerate the velodrome, which hosted events in the 1908 and 1948 Olympic Games, as […]

Exhibitions

Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, until 11 January 2004, is an exhibition of automata and moving sculpture, including old favourites – such as the man in the bath of spaghetti. There is also new sculptural work by Carlos Zapata, plus mechanical pieces by Eduard Bersudsky. Venue: The Gallery@Oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, London SE1. Until 14 […]

Agile Bank created by Redjacket

The Agile Bank, an interactive showcase for BT Finance Industry Solutions’ corporate clients, has been created by Redjacket. It aims to profile the next generation of high street retail banks.

Books

I’ll Keep Thinking, edited by Alexander Payne and designed by Nick Crosbie, offers an insight into Inflate, for which Crosbie designed numerous domestic objects. Published by Black Dog Publishing this month, it retails at £13.95. The Saddest Little Robot by Brian Gage, illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi, is a Star Wars meets Toy Story graphic novel […]

Last chance to see

Somewhere Totally Else – The European Design Show is the first in a series of biennial exhibitions featuring the most exciting design projects that have been unveiled over the past two years. The exhibition concludes on 4 January. Venue: Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1. Zoomorphic, which examines the trend of buildings inspired by animals, […]

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