18 March 2010

Bird sidetable by Toby Winteringham

Swathes of wood

Martin Grierson’s passion for UK furniture designer-makers is infectious. Granted, he’s a celebrated designer-maker himself, so a love of his craft should be a given, but shining a light on

A new balance

Rattled by the recession over the past year, many in the industry have had to reduce their expectations and reassess their objectives. Anna Richardson unpacks this emerging sense of realism

‘Big Four’

Billboard blues

Michael Johnson fears a decline in the quality of poster design in the commercial and cultural arenas, as print skills are edged out by digital design. But there’s hope on

Anitha Soni

Profile: Anitha Soni

The unveiling of a new brand image for South Africa represents an important step in the development of the young democracy, and signals the growing political and economic influence it


Virtual conferences and events are rising in popularity as companies seek to cut travel costs. Which event would you like to see go online, and why?

Government move will hit smaller outfits

Well, it was all very interesting to read ’Buyers’ guide’, your article about the Associate Parliamentary Design & Innovation Group’s long-awaited report on public-sector design procurement (News Analysis, DW 4


Inspired: Steve Smith – Beakus

The technology behind, or often at the front of, visual expression inspires me. It’s like my younger, more energetic, sibling who astounds my parents on a daily basis while I

Best of the Web

www.designrelated.com/news/feature_view/47Community site Design Related co-founder Matt Sung interviews art director DJ Neff, who has recently refreshed the banana brand Chiquita. DJ Neff uses playful illustrations on stickers next to the

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