2 November 2006

Intellectual property could be the key to beating competition

It was great to read Julian Sanders’s proposition that ‘Royalties may be the answer’ (DW 28 September). Building on his ideas further, should the UK product design industry aim to be even more ambitious and generate greater long-term revenue from intellectual property rights? A disappointing finding of The Business of Design: Design Industry Research 2005 […]

Back to the future

Not again! Yet another designer romanticising about the good old days – how only the use of a sacred pencil will yield a ‘worthy’ idea, and how computers are killing creativity (Letters, DW 28 September). The problem is not how to get people to use pencils, but how to ensure college-leavers can use the mouse […]

RDI to build audio archive of interviews

Royal Designers for Industry is to record a series of interviews with key Royal Designers. Mike Dempsey, current Master of the RDI, will undertake the interviews, to be available as bi-monthly podcasts from the Royal Society of Arts website, at www.rsa.org.uk/rdi.

Favourite old brands are already in a museum

I hope Hugh Pearman will excuse a blatant plug, but all his favourite brands and far, far more have survived his wife’s spring clean and been carefully preserved at The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, London (Private View, DW 12 October). He is most welcome there at any time, but we would want advance […]

Scotch Whisky seeks designers in £2m overhaul

The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre in Edinburgh is looking to appoint a design consultancy to redesign its main exhibition. This is part of an organisation-wide £2m overhaul which sees the launch of a fresh brand identity created by Nevis Design Consultants. The revamp aims to reposition the centre to attract more tourists. It is being […]

View to launch ‘culture division’

Brand consultancy View, founded by Valerie Wickes, is launching a ‘culture division’ called Brand Archaeology. Its first client is Aquascutum, for which Wickes is already brand consultant.

Do it your way

Rather than waiting around for pitches to come to you, Adrian Shaughnessy advocates taking ideas straight to the client – but strictly on your own terms

News in Pictures

Snake Robot is a 2m high pneumatic construction created by product designer Jamie Billing, choreographer Sophia Lycouris and control technologist Philip Beeton from Nottingham Trent University.

Made Thought to refresh Linda McCartney food brand

The Linda McCartney vegetarian food range is to be rebranded by Made Thought for a total relaunch next year, Design Week can reveal.The intention is to breathe new life into the brand that was acquired by US organic food firm Hain Celestial Group from Heinz for an undisclosed sum earlier in the summer. Made Thought […]

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