RSA and CSD awards confusion gets cleared up

It is quite understandable that you were confused in respect of the awards offered by the Royal Society of Arts and those of the Chartered Society of Designers (DW 23 February). The RSA does run an award for students, but it is called Future Directions, which should not be confused with the CSD Annual Student […]

From pillar to poster

With the takeover of giant billboards, Adrian Shaughnessy laments the death of the poster and claims it has a central place in graphic design history.

The Core to rebrand Transport Museum

London Transport Museum is to reopen with an overhauled brand identity and has appointed Hull consultancy The Core to the design task, following a seven-way pitch. The branding overhaul is part of an ongoing £19m project to transform the museum’s space in Covent Garden. The Core’s work on the identity will reflect the architectural and […]

All of Us shows the way to Rich Mix

Interactive design group All of Us has been appointed to create the wayfinding and signage for east London arts centre Rich Mix. The group will design positional signage, along with digital media elements, such as bulletin boards. The café and cinemas will open this spring, with a more complete launch expected in the autumn.

DBA survey says design groups’ profits are at risk

Design groups across the industry could struggle to maintain profitability in 2006, warns a survey out this week, which finds that salary costs are going up, while charge-out rates are decreasing. The Design Business Association survey of 135 consultancies across the UK reports that, while salaries have increased by an average of 10 per cent […]

Campbell mixes old with new for London Library identity

The London Library is rolling out its first branding and corporate identity programme since its inception 165 years ago, with an identity created by independent design consultant Ned Campbell. The work is part of a broader modernisation drive that also includes a £25m architectural scheme by Haworth Tompkins. Both projects have been instituted by the […]

Pet project

Parts of Tokyo may be filled with prestigious department stores, but what about the awkward plots between these giants? Clare Dowdy talks to an architect that has turned one of these neglected spaces into an ideal showcase for a local designer.

Liberty to launch bespoke furniture collection

Department store Liberty is launching an unusual bespoke furniture collection to boost its 4th floor furniture and lighting department. The range comprises items such as Victorian chaise longues and iconic Egg chairs, which are then covered in Liberty’s library of heritage prints. The consultancy Squint is working in collaboration with Ross Urwin, Liberty’s furniture and […]

Tonic creates website for Jasmine di Milo

Tonic has created a website,, for Jasmine di Milo, the fashion designer daughter of Mohammed Al Fayed. The group has also been appointed to create a website for JC Decaux, the outdoor media owner.

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