18 December 2008

Architect Will Alsop has unveiled his designs for a
newsagent, a florist and a juice bar for Allied London Properties’ Spinningfields development in Manchester.

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Architect Will Alsop has unveiled his designs for a
newsagent, a florist and a juice bar for Allied London Properties’ Spinningfields development in Manchester.

Voxpop

Cigarette displays are to be banned in 2011. What branding strategy can you take with an invisible product? If I remember correctly, the Invisible Man went around doing things normally forbidden to the average bloke. Maybe cigarette brands should take a leaf out of the same book and employ outrageous tactics they formerly thought they […]

An exhibition of contemporary Indian art will be held at Wolverhampton Initial Access next summer.

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An exhibition of contemporary Indian art will be
held at Wolverhampton Initial Access next summer.

Creativity should be boosted by the economic constraints

Christmas is seen as a turning point in the year, with all those shiny New Year’s resolutions on the horizon, only to be broken before January is out. This year is likely to be different, given the universal squeeze on finance and uncertainty of workloads looming. It’s a time to remember Sir John Sorrell’s observation […]

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Early eco

Looking back at the austerity campaigns of World War II, you realise how little things change – recycling was called something different back then, but war-time make-do and mend was similar to our sustainability drive.

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The Works sets the tune for Russian National Orchestra event

The Works is set to unveil branding and promotional visual communications for the Russian National Orchestra’s first-ever music festival in Moscow next year.The Leeds consultancy is putting the finishing touches to design elements and master artwork for the First Festival of the Russian National Orchestra, to be held from 7-13 September at the Bolshoi Theatre.The […]

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Bloom crafts fruit tea extension for Lipton

Unilever’s Lipton tea brand this week launches a fruit and herbal extension to its range, crafted by Bloom Design.The pack design for the European market, created by Paris consultancy CB’A Design about a year ago, had to be adapted especially for the UK market, according to Bloom managing director Jill Marshall.‘Looking at the European design […]

Peter Urwin, author of the study The Value of Brands to
the UK Economy

Branding adds a lot to the UK economy, claims report

What have inward investment, gross domestic product and tax returns got to do with the value of branding?These are the factors influenced by branding that will need to be explored in any potential methodology attempting to measure the value of branding to the UK economy, according to Interbrand head of brand valuation Julian Dailly.While brand […]

Bettina table set in white porcelain, designed by Future Systems, 2008

What’s next for Alberto Alessi?

A new DVD of designer interviews and possible publication of previously unseen work are just two of the things that keep Alberto Alessi fizzing. John Stones asks what next for the influential Italian design firm

London Mayor Boris Johnson, who unveiled a
design advisory panel for the capital in mid-November

Design Week’s review of 2008

With headlines playing up the downturn, it would be easy to forget the bright spots of the past 12 months and ignore any signs of recovery. At the end of a stormy year, Design Week takes the pulse of the industry

Mulberry’s exception to the red Christmas rule. An oversized envelope, designed by Construct,
with gold embossing on Fedrigoni Constellation
Snow Mosaico paper stock. ‘It has a personalised stationery feel to it,’ says Construct’s Emma Jones

The high street’s Christmas bags

Given their advertising potential and our seasonal tendency to spend, it’s little wonder that retailers opt for specially designed Christmas bags. Anna Richardson finds a variety of styles on the high street

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