19 October 2006

Prospect designs site for Silverjet

The soon-to-launch, low-fare, business-class air carrier Silverjet, which is due to start flying in January next year, has launched its on-line bookings site (www.flysilverjet.com) designed by Prospect Design. The carrier is also is set to unveil a livery by Strategic Fusion. The initial strategic positioning and branding was by Promise and M&C Saatchi (DW 20 […]

Design Council and CCS scheme to be rated by panel

The skills consultation initiative being run by the Design Council and Creative and Cultural Skills is set to go into its second phase at the start of next month, when it is to be evaluated by the 25-strong Design Skills Advisory Panel. A final report, off the back of the Keep British Design Alive campaign, […]

shortlist announced for Jerwood Applied Arts Prize

The shortlist for the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2007 has been announced, with six designer-makers – Sue Cross, Nora Fok, Yoko Izawa, Grainne Morton, Adam Paxon and Mah Rana – selected from a total of 87 entries. The winner of the £30 000 award, which this year turns to jewellery, will be announced in June […]

Tayburn design Glenmorangie xmas pack

Glenmorangie this month launches a Christmas gift pack, with design by Tayburn. The design, featuring rich golds set against a light background, aims to depart from traditional whisky gift packaging and is intended to give the brand a more contemporary feel. It is hoped the gift set will have an immediate impact on the market […]


A noble canvas for micro art, or a humble indicia set for a hi-tech overhaul? The postage stamp is both, inspiring both trainspotter loyalty and commercial indifference. Jane Austin sticks to the issues

Enviga drink design unveiled

Nestlé and Coca-Cola have unveiled the design of the soon-to-be-launched Enviga drink this week. The calorie-burning beverage will be rolled out from the US, but its designer has not been identified.

Enterprise appoints US creative director

Enterprise IG has appointed Wally Krantz as executive creative director for the US. He moves from FutureBrand New York, where he was creative director. Previously, he spent 11 years at Landor Associates’s New York and San Francisco studios.

Herman Miller’s Aeron chair wasn’t available until 1994

While it was a privilege to be included in your Twenty Years On supplement in the Jeremy Myerson article Essential Selection, I would like to point out that the Aeron chair was launched in 1994, not 1992. The Aeron chair was in ‘use testing’ (part of the R&D process) in 1992, with prototypes delivered to […]

Design Reunited

Will Different by Design close when its funding runs out, or morph into a different sort of development project? Scott Billings asks the question. The power of design to revitalise businesses is a hot topic at present, with the role of creativity in the economy being trumpeted from on high: Chancellor Gordon Brown says design […]

Slovenian design centre on cards at this year’s Bio

Slovenia’s 20th Biennial of Industrial Design, which is underway in Ljubljana until 5 November, will expand its global reach and seek to attract more international designers and partners from South America and Asia in the future. The main exhibition is accompanied by several other related smaller exhibitions and lectures. One topic that is being debated […]

Media Sq shareholders rebuff bid

Media Square chief executive Jeremy Middleton says shareholders are sticking to its strategy, despite receiving an acquisition offer for about two-thirds of its businesses this week. In design, the group owns Lloyd Northover, CRC and Holmes & Marchant. The offer valued the design and services businesses at more than £41m.

Talk the talk for a Chinese walk

Word of mouth and brand heritage are more important than advertising in China. This is vital knowledge for designers eyeing the market, says Wing Hang Yip

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