19 February 2004

Reborn to be wild

Matthew Valentine swings a leg over Raleigh’s new Chopper, but finds it fails to bring back his suicidal childhood tendencies

TM3 creates St Martins website

Liverpool group TM3 has created a website for Central St Martins College of Art and Design fashion design graduate Jason Ansell. The site, www.jasonansell.com, showcases Ansell’s work and has been launched to coincide with London Fashion Week.

Aiwa goes interactive in Japan with All of Us

Japanese electronics group Aiwa is launching a series of international microsites to sell a range of futuristic audio and imaging products. The websites are being created by interactive design group All of Us, with ad agency Wieden & Kennedy.

Thompson takes Yorkshire Forward

Yorkshire Forward launches a revamped brand this month, created by Leeds group Thompson Design, as the regional development agency moves to raise awareness of its work among Yorkshire businesses. The project, believed to be worth in the region of £50 000 in fees to the consultancy, encompasses a refresh of the marque and a comprehensive […]


New Faces showcases a selection of graduate work, including jewellery, textiles and ceramics. The exhibition is organised by the Crafts Council and continues until 18 April at the Crafts Council Gallery Shop and until 25 April at the Victoria & Alb

Hitting the right note

English National Opera raises the curtain on its £40m refurbishment this weekend. It’s been a five-year project for Clare Ferraby, consultant designer at The Arts Team at RHWL, who was responsible for all interiors including colour palettes, seats,

Stayte joins Alsop’s graphics team

Alsop Architects has appointed Richard Stayte as director of its graphics division A, it has emerged this week, as the practice continues its drive into non-architectural areas. Stayte, who confirms he will start his new job on 1 March, joins from Conran Design Group, where he was 2D design director. According to an Alsop Architects […]

The hard sell goes soft

Everyone thinks direct mail is a second rate way to advertise, but if companies put some real effort in maybe people would pay attention, argues Jim Davies

Lambie-Nairn goes full gallop at Alhurra branding

Lambie-Nairn has created the brand identity for Alhurra, a US government-sponsored TV channel for the Middle East that starts broadcasting this week. Alhurra will broadcast in Arabic from studios in Washington DC and bureaux throughout the Middle East. Designed to counter Al Jazeera as the Arabic voice of the region, Alhurra will be focused on […]

Output designs Tired of London T-shirts

Output has designed a series of T-shirts for fashion label Tired of London, inspired by Cuban revolutionary posters of the 1950s and 1960s. Output creative director Rob Coke says the work simultaneously ‘bemoans and celebrates the drudgery of city life’. The images represent ‘important things in city life – music, food and beer’, adds Coke. […]

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