19 September 2002

Crystal Palace

The Design Museum is presenting Crystal Palace, a collection of contemporary chandeliers, from 27 September to 5 January. Developed for Swarovski by Ilse Crawford, the collection is intended to encourage young designers to re-invent the chandelier. Crystal Palace features designs commissioned from Hella Jongerius, Tord Boontje and Georg Baldele. London-based product and lighting designer Baldele […]


Ware Anthony Rust has created an identity, brand manual, website and marketing material for Trader Classified Media, the Paris-based publisher. The work launched last week.

Graphic description

In the quest to describe the design disciplines, Quentin Newark gives us his glossary of the graphics idiom


C&FD has created the annual report for The Passage, a charity for homeless people. It is the seventh year the group has designed the report.


A dance studio and primary school are among the seven buildings shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize. William Hill is offering odds on the shortlist and the Wilkinson Eyre Gateshead Millennium Bridge is the 2-1 favourite.

Fabric, the Fired Earth Book of Natural Texture

Fabric, the Fired Earth Book of Natural Texture by Elizabeth Hilliard and Stafford Cliff, will be available from 18 October. Cliff, who designed and co-authored the book, says it is not intended to be a ‘how to’ work. ‘It looks at the larger picture of the incredible range of fabrics that are available and is […]

Insure that you’re suitably clothed before any stunt

Heading out on the highway? Plenty of designers like to get their motors running and most will be suitably leathered-up. News that bikers think people who ride around in jeans are ‘crackers’ is hardly worth revving up for – but that, apparently, is the conclusion of a three-year research study by Huddersfield University that suggests […]

Future dates

A debate on the use of computers in comics takes place at The Mouse vs The Mouse on 25 September. Comic artists Dave McKean, Dave Gibbons and Tom Gauld and 2000AD editor Matt Smith discuss the current climate in the comic world. Contact: 020 7930 3647 for tickets and further information. Venue: Institute of Contemporary […]

Persil stars in schools’ initiative

Creative Marketing Partnership’s design work for Get Creative, a schools-focused cause-related marketing campaign from washing powder brand Persil, goes on shelf at the start of next month. The Get Creative scheme will make £7m worth of art and craft materials available to nursery and primary schools. Persil brand-owner Lever Fabergé is committed to the scheme […]

Bobo Design

Founded by designers Nick Gant and Tanya Dean in 1996, Bobo Design is a master of material manipulation. Having already received international acclaim for its progressive work with Perspex acrylic, the Brighton-based design group is returning to 100% Design with the world launch of its Marriage of Materials project. Bobo is also one of this […]

Slovo album cover

Twodesign’s cover artwork for rock band Slovo’s album Nommo is released this week, featuring the work of photographer Dario Mitidieri. While Mitidieri’s children of Bombay image adorns the front, an enclosed CD booklet showcases photography by band member Dave Randell taken across three continents and includes perspectives of Coney Island, New York and the Gaza […]

Vox pop

Tesco head of design Jeremy Lindley is shying away from packaging consultancies with ‘flash London offices’ (DW 12 September) in a bid to cut costs. Do you think there is any justification for this kind of distinction? Jonathan Sands, Chairman, Elmwood Iain Lauder, Creative director, Redpath John Sandom, Chairman, Vibrandt Richard Williams, Director, Williams Murray […]

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