Design students at Glasgow School of Art are publishing their product design degree show on the Internet to a potential audience of more than 24 million. “Being up in Glasgow we feel distanced from London and the rest of the world,” says James Auger, one of 15 students converting the show for the Internet. 95 […]
McIlroy Coates, the Edinburgh consultancy, has designed a brochure for The Exchange development in the Scottish capital. The city is vying to become a new European financial centre and as none of the buildings have yet been built, the brochure was conceived as an inspirational device to entice financial institutions to relocate to Edinburgh, says […]
Architect Lorenzo Apicella has designed a two-storey mobile pavilion as a self-contained exhibition environment for the Hong Kong Tourist Association (HKTA). The 40-tonne steel and glass structure can be put together in eight hours. The pavilion will tour around 60 European towns and cities in its first year. The 300m2 building’s two floors are connected […]
The Business Design Centre in Islington, London, is to launch a new corporate identity by Coley Porter Bell. The change comes as the BDC marks its tenth anniversary. BDC managing director Andrew Morris says CPB was chosen from a four-way paid pitch with Siegel & Gale, Pentagram and the BDC subsidiary Portland Design. The identity […]
Building Design Partnership is launching a specialist lighting design consultancy, BDP Lighting. It will be led by director Barrie Wilde. BDP has had lighting design as an aspect of its architectural and interiors offer and has also done isolated pure lighting work. The group hopes to increase its purely lighting work with the new consultancy, […]
The theme for this year’s international design conference at Aspen, Colorado, USA is New business: redefining the idea of design. “Until we begin redesigning the idea of design, designers will be working on the wrong problems, managers won’t know what to ask from design, corporations will try to re-engineer themselves without really designing their structures,” […]
Saturday 22 April – A half-day seminar running from 10am-1pm, exploring methods of marketing and promoting your services appropriate to the design business.
The Royal College of Art is to drop the word “royal” from its title as a result of last year’s abolition of the monarchy and is to spend Ecu 7.5m on a new identity. But the industrial design heavyweight Andy Davey – best known, perhaps, for his Pocket Internet Terminal (DW 13 May 2037) – […]
Imagination has lost two more directors. Its client services director Richard Zucker has left to form his own design consultancy with the advertising agency HHCL and Partners. Colin Hatfield, Imagination’s group projects director, is joining Zucker. The departures follow those of Dilys Maltby, also a client services director, and group creative head Jon Turner. Both […]
Five more Time Capsules from the Design Council’s Project 2045 have been discovered, containing predictions from 1995. The capsules – designed by The Partners before it was bought by Design Braslia – were discovered in Gloucestershire this week. Ideas included a Europe-wide extension to the London Underground, packaging designs for intravenous food for anorexia victims […]
Designers are being sought for a major new ú6m Welsh art gallery at Powis Castle Park in Welshpool, Mid Wales. – “We’re not looking for a design concept at this stage.
What a strange set up we find ourselves in. As designers we give the client ideas based on the information supplied to us. With inspiration, imagination and typographic knowledge we present those ideas on paper for the client to view, cogitate, mull over, reject or buy whole-heartedly. As designers it is our job to influence […]