19 February 2009

Music exam board given new identity

300million and Jane Wentworth Associates have created the new identity for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, which will now be referred to as ABRSM.300million director Nigel Davies says the consultancies were appointed following a pitch in December 2006.The logo references the royal crest in the previous marque, while also containing a […]

Overweight packaging a ‘major concern’, says WRAP

Slashing packaging weights will be the major concern for designers and brands looking for ways to marry effective pack design with sustainability, say packaging experts.The warning coincides with findings this week of a Local Government Association study that exposed Waitrose as the UK supermarket with the heaviest packaging (see www.designweek.co.uk, 17 February). Waste & Resources […]

Videogame culture celebrated at Urbis

British videogaming culture is the subject of a new interactive exhibition, Videogame Nation, at Manchester’s Urbis centre this summer, designed by Axis Graphic Design.Urbis appointed the Manchester-based exhibition and graphics group to design and brand the show two weeks ago, on the strength of its previous work with the gallery.Axis created Urbis’ current exhibition, Black […]

Bisset Adams works on £1.5m Northolt Library project

Architect and design consultancy Bisset Adams is undertaking a £1.5m radical redesign of Northolt Library in west London, due to complete in August.Ealing Council appointed Bisset Adams in February 2008 through project manager Babcock SGI. The group was appointed on the strength of its previous work with Babcock, on Ealing’s Central and Northfields libraries, completed […]

2012 work continues for designers

As plans for the physical legacy of the London 2012 Olympics go in front of the public, organisers are also promising a cultural legacy from the games, and say opportunities for designers will continue.Last week London Mayor Boris Johnson, Communities Secretary Hazel Blears and Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell unveiled plans for the legacy of the […]

News in Pictures

A World War II U-Boat, one of only four remaining in the world, is the centrepiece of The U-Boat Story, a new tourist attraction at Liverpool Docks, with exhibition design by Real Studios, graphics by Philip Simpson Design, and an exhibition centre by architect Jefferson Sheard.

Paper catwalk

Karl Lagerfeld demonstrated his love of paper in his latest Chanel Haute Couture collection, with 7000 handmade paper flowers adorning the show. But paper plays a part in many fashion houses, says Anna Richardson, in the form of the seasonal look book


El Salvador rarely figures on the global design scene, but Due is set to raise the Latin American nation’s profile with a new seating collection. Clare Dowdy talks to its two founders about broadening their horizons

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