Widely predicted for the end of this year, Hewlett-Packard has managed it several months early. It is the sub thousand dollar CD-ROM writer, in our money 829. It’s called the HP SureStore CD-Writer 4020i which you may need to write down before going down the Tottenham Court Road to buy one. Unlike the earlier two grand or so marques, which were almost as big as a Mac case, this fits into a – sorry – PC drive slot, a 51/4inch one at that. In small numbers CDs cost about a tenner but in bulk rather a lot less than that. At least one design group we know backs up all the day’s graphic work on CD. Ring HP and ask about Mac availability on 01344 369 222.
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.
The DBA’s Annual Survey of over 150 businesses has shown that, while income and staff employment is on the up, clients are underpaying for design services.
From a new report about creative skills shortages post-Brexit, to our top picks from Design Manchester 2017, we round up the news from the last seven days.