Strule Arts Centre, a contemporary facility in Omagh in Northern Ireland, is set to open this summer as part of a wider improvement scheme in the area, with a brand image and corporate identity by Belfast-based consultancy Mitchell Kane Associates.Owned and operated by Omagh District Council, the facility aims to regenerate tourism, leisure and cultural […]
Respecting the character of buildings when redeveloping them as exhibition spaces can be a recipe for success. Lydia Fulton looks at three London galleries where the spirit of preservation is alive and well
Ross Lovegrove’s latest project has caused a stir in Milan. Clive Grinyer applauds a British company that turned to the international designer to create an ultra high-quality pair of speakers – and they look formidable too
The classic covers of Penguin paperbacks – originally created to bring culture to the working class – are being transformed by painter and writer Harland Miller into something just as subversive as the books once were, as Yolanda Zappaterra discovers
Photo-sharing websites such as Flickr and the abundance of images freely available on the Web are transforming the way photographs are sourced. Oliver Bennett considers the implications of the rapidly blurring boundaries between the amateur and profession
A student and graduate design competition organised by Dutch company Formidastic in conjunction with sports brand Asics (pictured) has reignited the debate about the ethics of competitions in the design industry.Formidastic specialises in the conception and organisation of competitions aimed at design students, recent graduates and emerging designers. It is organising an unpaid competition – […]
Factory Design has created an innovative airline trolley using Hybrix, a lightweight, ultra-thin steel material developed by Volvo spin-off company Lamera.The consultancy is close to signing up a European manu- facturing partner for the product, which will offer airline operators a lighter alternative to the standard trolley.Hybrix also allows for a design that is more […]
Restaurateur Alan Yau’s forthcoming Japanese restaurant Cha Cha No Hana in London’s St James’s Street is set to open in September, following apparent changes to the design team.Architect Denton Corker Marshall has been called in to work on the interiors for the restaurant, and it is now unclear what role will be played by the […]
Seymour Powell has unveiled its latest product design, a computer mouse for computing accessories company Saitek.The design marks a major change of direction for Saitek into the premium market for computing products, according to the consultancy.Named Obsidian after the black glass produced by volcanoes, the design of the mouse aims to recreate the feeling of […]
London furniture store Talisman has launched a website, www.talismanlondon.com, designed in-house.
Frozen food company Global Food Funatics launches with a corporate identity called ‘skateboarding ginger’, courtesy of Wren & Wroe Brand Design. The character is one of several designed by the agency to help Global Food Funatics roll out their range of products this summer.
Artist and illustrator Dave McKean is to open the inaugural Cheltenham Illustration Awards at the University of Gloucestershire’s Pittville Studios on 10 May. The event coincides with a retrospective of McKean’s work.