18 November 2010


Intellectual property law shake-up welcomed

The Government’s intellectual property review, which aims to develop a new IP system that can better drive growth and innovation, is being welcomed by Anti Copying in Design and IP campaigner Sebastian Conran. Prime Minister David Cameron says the review, details of which were announced last week, will align Britain’s IP laws with the ’Internet […]


COI head of creative services takes redundancy as organisation awaits its fate

Fanny Sigler, head of creative services at the Central Office of Information, has taken voluntary redundancy as the organisation anticipates a decision on its future, Design Week understands. Sigler was in charge of Government design procurement. The COI would not comment on whether or not she will be replaced. The Government has already frozen advertising […]

Terence Conran

Sir Terence Conran named Royal Designer for Industry

Sir Terence Conran has been named as one of five new Royal Designers – an honour awarded by the Royal Society of Arts. Habitat founder Conran (pictured) is named alongside architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios co-founder Peter Clegg, engineer Atelier Ten director Patrick Bellew, architect Edward Cullinan and jewellery designer David Watkins. The five will […]


Graphic Alliance creates website for Vivienne Westwood

Graphic Alliance has created a new website for fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. The site, which launches this week, acts as an online base for the Vivienne Westwood brand, as well has having e-commerce functionality. The consultancy developed creative concepts for the site in collaboration with the team behind fashion magazine Tank. The site has been […]

design anthropology

Design anthropology

Jane Fulton Suri points to Ideo’s http://openideo.com platform, which allows people to bring ideas to an open-source platform, as indicative of the future of this sort of work, saying, ’I think this poses a refreshing set of questions to the tradition of both design and anthropology as we are entering a period of highly participatory […]


News In Pictures

Laura Carlin has created illustrations for a new edition of Ted Hughes’ book The Iron Man, published by Walker Books with Faber & Faber.


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Deep has created new branding for eyebrow threading salon the Shavata Brown Studio, which has concessions in Harrods, Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser stores. Deep has used illustrations by Christina K and has also worked on the branding for sister studio Lash Lounge by Shavata.


Fold 7 creates identity for paediatrics body

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health launches a new identity today, designed by Fold 7, which positions the charity as ’Leading the way in children’s health’. The RCPCH looks to improve standards of paediatric healthcare, through research, training, advice and advocating the medical needs of children. Fold 7 was appointed in April after […]


Spencer du Bois spells out new look for charity Merlin

Spencer du Bois has created a new identity for charity Merlin, which specialises in providing emergency relief and rebuilding health services. The consultancy says the new identity focuses on the breadth of activity carried out by the charity, by combining the iconic representations of different services into a ’bold’ letter ’M’. Claire Biscard, design director […]

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