Nitin Desai

If there’s one thing really scarce in Bombay it’s land. There’s none left. Every square metre that could have been reclaimed from the sea, has been. Years ago. But as you enter Film City in the northern suburb of Goregaon, all talk of land at a premium sounds absurd. Spread over hundreds of acres, it’s […]

Go Ballistic mixes up new Schwartz salad dressing

McCormick Foods is to diversify its Schwartz product group with the launch of a Salad Dressing Mix range, Design Week can exclusively reveal. The range, with all packaging and name generation by Oxfordshire-based consultancy Go Ballistic, goes on-shelf in major supermarkets in June. The project is worth a five-figure sum in fees to the consultancy. […]

Releasing information to credit where credit is due

Your Vox Pop on PR (DW 18 April) is a worthy subject to raise. PR is no doubt useful and the law apparently states creators have a right to be identified as such. And it is good that the Design Business Association is working on designers’ behalves with the Office of Fair Trading to help […]

3Fish in a Tree styles GB Airways communication

GB Airways has awarded its design and marketing account, believed to be worth a six-figure fee over the next 12 months, to London-based consultancy, 3Fish in a Tree. The consultancy, which this week presents first concepts, will handle internal communications, trade and consumer direct mail and international press advertising for the airline. The work has […]

Description is in Starck contrast to minimalism

There’s obviously something very odd about French stars. First we had footballer-turned-poet Eric Cantona with all that talk of flying sardines. Now we have Philippe Starck giving an equally esoteric description of his elliptical ST Strange Thing sofa for Cassina (DW 18 April). And in Starck-speak the piece of furniture is ‘a jelly fish, a […]


Subliminal has designed the packaging for the Getting away with it – Live DVD for James, which will be the band’s final release. The design is based on a silhouette version of a photograph (by Sue Moore) taken on James’ farewell tour and will be released in June.

Royal Society of Arts’ RSA Student Design Awards

A waterless loo, an armadillo-inspired shoe and a new cab for London are among the winning designs in this year’s Royal Society of Arts’ RSA Student Design Awards. Other winners include Paul Richardson’s Energy Flower, which collects and stores solar and wind energy to be converted into electrical power. This year’s judges included Mary Quant, […]

Shopping in Bollywood: Introduction

Following Selfridges’ homage last year to Tokyo Life, the department store now tips its cap to the Indian film industry. Hannah Booth discovers what the song and dance is all about


Love this week completes work on a short film for Umbro, which will feature in sports stores throughout the UK in May and June. The film, released to coincide with the World Cup, uses a combination of live action footage and animation and features Umbro’s sponsored teams and players.


Vision Creative has developed a corporate identity, brochure, postcards and stationery for Lemongrass Kitchens. The work, designed by Sean Travers, launched this week.

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