Fanzine fest

Forget glossy consumer magazines and newsstand titles – the true cutting edge can be found in the weird and wonderful world of indie publishing. Yolanda Zappaterra catches the vibe of this thriving scene at its annual fair in London

Tate Modern visitor

Guided by voices

In this age of ever more elaborate multimedia exhibitions, how do you strike the right balance between offering an in-depth museum experience and avoiding information overkill? Scott Billings looks at the latest technologies for guided tours

Elena Inga

Genuine gaze

What makes a student project stand out from the crowd? A lot of work done on degree courses in photography threads the same well-worn paths, but there are some happy exceptions. Edward Barber picks out five of his favourites


The Partners dials up rebrand for O2 lifesaver

The Partners has created a brand identity for Airwave, the former division of the O2 telephone network relaunching this week.Australian investment group Macquarie bought the business-to-business secure communications network from Telefonica, the parent company of O2, for £1.9bn in April.It subsequently decided a new identity was needed to replace the O2 branding, and to reflect […]

Chris Riley

Top Identica designer takes on director role

Branding consultancy Identica has promoted its studio creative director Chris Riley to the role of senior creative director.He replaces Dana Robertson, who will leave the group at the end of August to set up his own company. Robertson has worked for the company for four years.Riley has been with Identica since 1994, and has worked […]

Roger Parry

Design is ‘core’, says Media Square boss

Design will be a fundamental part of the future of Media Square, its newly appointed chief executive Roger Parry has confirmed.The undertaking comes in response to reports of disposals planned for Media Square’s design arm, which Parry dismisses as ‘nonsense’. The group owns Holmes & Marchant, Coutts Retail Communications and Lloyd Northover.Speaking ahead of the […]

David Batchelor

Royal variety show

Edinburgh may be famous for its castle and performing arts festival, mixing royal glamour with the last word in bad-taste repartee, but now it’s making its case as a major destination for art. The Edinburgh Art Festival is now in its fourth year, and the variety of programming is impressive/ these elevated insights will give […]

A studio with many centres

A ‘global studio’ is much more than just a network of studios in different cities. It is dependent on a truly flexible structure, says Stephan Reinke

Spa room

Profile: Teresa Sapey

Designer and architect Teresa Sapey lives up to expectations – successful in Spain and born in Italy, she glories in ‘craziness’ and ‘sexing up’. Clare Dowdy thinks London should watch out, because she’s heading our way

David Worthington

Too little awareness of management courses

The Design Council’s June eBulletin refers to the Design Industry Skills Development Plan. In the Parliamentary preview, David Worthington – deputy chairman of the Design Skills Advisory Panel – says we don’t have university courses that take on board project management, account management, research, semiotics, consumer behaviour, finance etc. I would like to invite him […]

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