18 January 2007

Panda pictogram

Graphic legacy

The 1972 Munich Olympics are sadly perhaps most memorable for the massacre of Israeli athletes by Palestinians. But for designers, the games are also memorable for the identity and graphics

South Bank Centre

Slow start for South Bank’s new branding

The South Bank Centre quietly unveiled its Wolff Olins-designed branding this week, almost a year after the anticipated launch date.A bold graphic style of coloured, overlapping stripes and block shapes

V&A Uncomfortable Truths

NB Studio creates V&A show identity

NB Studio has designed the brand identity, exhibition graphics, signage and marketing material to promote the Victoria & Albert Museum’s forthcoming Uncomfortable Truths show.


News in Pictures

London’s Barbican this week launches Japanimation, a series of events examining the relationship between Western film and Japanese animation. Anime expert Helen McCarthy will discuss seminal manga films throughout February

Fosters considers its future options

Senior partners of the design team at architect Foster and Partners could be offered a stake in the business, as founder and chairman Lord Foster appoints bankers to inspect options


Smart move

Apple’s design for its recently announced iPhone surpasses expectations with its intuitive user interface and attention to detail. But will it take over the smart-phone market? Mark Delaney says rivals

Supravision 1997


Best known for his adaptation of a London Underground map, multimedia artist Simon Patterson applies his dry humour to all of his collaborations. Liz Farrelly talks to him about his

Marc Jacobs

High profile fashion…

High profile fashion designer Marc Jacobs is opening a boutique in London this week – his first in the UK – ahead of a formal launch party on 16 February



The eye and its iris are the subjects of Rankin’s latest exhibition, Eyescapes, on show at The Gallery on London’s Charing Cross Road from 7 February. Rankin has photographed people’s


Magma diversifies and Taschen refits

Magma, the designer bookshop chain (pictured), is seeking to grow its portfolio of stores with outlets that sell a different mix of merchandise.The company, established in 2000, is seeking to

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