Faced with a 15cm long branch from a dead oak tree, not everyone has the imagination or skills to turn it into a piece of art or a functional design
Every design practitioner seems to have their own idea of how to define the discipline. Nick Sunderland is on a mission to pin it down
As big, high street brands and smaller retailers alike are embracing more unconventional store design, cultivating that ’one-off’, local look for their latest outlets, Anna Richardson takes the measure of
While traditional video games rely heavily on visuals to create exciting worlds, a few brave pioneers are foregrounding sound as the key – and sometimes only – element. Scott Billings
Designing her own books has allowed Judith Schalansky to explore theories about matching form and content, and build on a childhood fascination with atlases. The German-born author and graphics specialist
What do you think can be done to raise the standard of design education in the UK?
Bin 2 Bin – what a fantastic collaboration (The Art of Plastic, www.designweek. co.uk, 25 August). Love the Nature Step (pictured).Perhaps this should kick off a series of mash-up exercises
In 21 years of working in this industry I have never officially been given a job title (Voxpop, DW 26 August). When I worked at my previous consultancy there were
I was interested to read Jim Davies’ lament about the state of rail in the UK (Private View, DW 19 August). I agree that there are some much better rail
Not everyone loves a rubber stamp, but I’m hooked – there’s no better way to set foot on new soil than with a freshly inked passport. It sets the scene
http///verynearlyalmost.com/blog/?p=2901Very Nearly Almost is a blog that documents street art and graffiti. A recent post displays WWF’s latest campaign, which has been created by Ogilvy Paris. It features Photoshopped images
Finding work is difficult, but graduates should still be wary of crowdsourcing, says Caroline Roberts. What sort of client would commission design services using this phenomenon?