20 January 2011

Design Week publishes Hot 50

Tomorrow sees the publication of Design Week’s 2011 Hot 50 – the latest round-up of people, movements and organisations that went beyond the distance for design during the previous 12 months. The listing, published within the issue dated 27 January, again includes a handful of designers and design-related bodies. But these are interspersed with other […]


Universally speaking

With inclusive design’s processes of workshops, user interviews and role play becoming more widely accepted, Angus Montgomery finds practitioners looking to extend the scope and impact of the field

B W Studio

B&W Studio to stay on Design Business Association awards

The Design Business Association has appointed B&W Studio to design the identity and collateral for the 2012 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards, which recognise design’s role in business growth. The consultancy was appointed last week without a pitch on the strength of its work on the 2011 identity (pictured). Steven Wills, creative director of B&W Studio, […]

Cog Design

Cog creates report

Cog Design has created the Commonwealth Foundation’s annual report, which will be delivered to 54 countries from the end of the month. This year, Cog split the report into two documents. Cog creative director Michael Smith says, ’This gives [the foundation] an easy communications tool which also contains the facts and figures of a traditional […]


New rules for Heal’s

Heal’s has worked with artist Jeremy Hutchison to develop the Heal’s Rules range of home accessories, which will launch next month. The range features teacups that tell you ’Never lift the little finger’, bowls that tell you ’Don’t blow your soup’, and bed cushions that say ’No talking after lights out’.

Simon Mullins revamps ‘Theatreland’ pub

London-based restaurateur Salt Yard Group is to open a third restaurant, with interiors by directors Simon and Sanja Mullins. Opera Tavern, which is located in London’s Covent Garden, will serve Italian and Spanish tapas and opens tomorrow. Simon and Sanja Mullins began working on the project in May 2010, after they were offered a site […]

Roundel creates new logo for London Philharmonic

Roundel has designed the new logo for Debut Sounds, a London Philharmonic Orchestra programme aimed at young musicians embarking on an orchestral career. The consultancy was appointed directly to the work, having previously worked with LPO, and is currently working on a new season brochure for the client. Design and production of the LPO 2007/08 […]


D&AD is well placed to champion the interests of the creative industries

News that D&AD is positioning itself as a campaigner for change in education and the creative industries couldn’t be more timely, given that design representation is high on the agenda of design’s official bodies in the wake of Martin Temple’s review of the Design Council. Design bodies generally are jockeying to influence Government on the […]

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