Polydor commissions Root for Amy Studt’s debut album

Polydor has commissioned Root to create the artwork for 16-year-old singer/songwriter Amy Studt’s debut album, False Smiles, which is due for release on 23 June. The consultancy has also designed a press and media book introducing Studt, and packaging and sleeve design for her debut singles, Just a Little Girl and Misfit. The album cover […]

Government’s local

Sara Manuelli samples the mix of Italian cuisine and contemporary design that’s now on offer in the heart of British Establishment

Irish institutions bank on Enterprise

Ireland’s two main Government-backed financial services institutions have cashed in on identities by Enterprise IG Dublin. The work comes as they aim to clarify their roles in the eyes of consumers and opinion formers. The Central Bank and Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority are linked but separate bodies – the latter coming into being to […]

RAF drafts in COI to evaluate brand

The Royal Air Force is undergoing a major repositioning exercise likely to end in a re-evaluation of the organisation’s brand, Design Week can exclusively reveal. Working with the Central Office of Information Communications, the RAF is seeking to clarify perceptions of its brand among young people as it bids to drive up recruitment levels. According […]

Putting you in the picture

Richard Clayton settles down with his popcorn to find out how cinema brands are differentiating themselves in an effort to create the ultimate experience

Design education should be seen in realistic context

I am an avid follower of Design Week – especially its design pulse readings in among news and views. But I was dismayed to read two pieces that once again confirm my concern with the slow pace of change in design education. Colum Lowe writes: ‘When I left college I didn’t have the skills to […]


Williams Murray Hamm gives the next British Design & Art Direction President’s Lecture on 26 June at 7.15pm. Tickets are £10 for D&AD members and £15 for non-members.

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