The Team take on Good Work campaign

The Team has created a visual brand language for employment body the Work Foundation, as part of a move by the organisation to reflect more strongly its position on fulfilment at work. The campaign is entitled Good Work and will be applied on a new website – which launches this week – and across corporate […]

Design Council’s gloom inspires industry repost

The Design Council’s gloomy predictions about the future of design have caused much controversy. Perhaps that was the aim. The council’s estimation that we have only five years to fit ourselves for the future prompted D&AD chief executive Michael Hockney and education chairman Garrick Hamm (Letters, DW 13 July) to demonstrate that the programme is […]

Profile: Sanna Annukka

Illustrator Sanna Annukka specialises in pattern-making, but recently produced artwork for indie band Keane. Liz Farrelly learns about her personal, yet pragmatic vision and her endless fascination with Finnish folklore Sanna Annukka has just returned from a holiday in northern Finland, visiting family and enjoying the woods, lakes and endless summer sunshine up by the […]

Thinking and acting as one

Cross-network collaboration is an opportunity to learn more about different communications channels, says Jeremy Garbett You may think cross-consultancy collaboration sounds like a great idea in principle, but is it worth the effort involved, if your business is already successful in its own right? True collaboration is not just about getting together for a quick […]

Growth spurt

It could be argued that Julie Verhoeven’s multi-faceted, cross-media image-making has been instrumental in the rejuvenation of illustration as a discipline. Her fashion drawings for John Galliano and textile prints for Cacharel launched a trend for story-book characters in wistfully surreal landscapes. She made editorial illustration hip again by freelancing for every cutting-edge magazine from […]

Drawing an audience

Drawings are relied upon by pioneering scientists, mathematicians and musicians, as much as by designers. John Stones examines an exhibition that charts an intriguing, alternative history of graphic design The intimacy of a drawing or sketch, the physical imprint divulging the process of a creative idea or intellectual breakthrough, has a special appeal. The spontaneous […]

CDT Design puts its stamp on new Royal Mail designs

The design of the classic first and second class stamp is to be relaunched by Royal Mail, Design Week can reveal, with a radical overhaul by CDT Design. It marks the first major change in the look of the iconic British stamp for almost 40 years and has been prompted by the changes in the […]

Bombardier to revamp Victoria line

London’s Victoria line fleet of underground trains is undergoing its first redesign as part of a £17bn investment in the Tube by Metronet Rail. Rail specialists Bombardier Transportation has redesigned and built 47 eight-car trains, which will come into operation in 2009. The carriages have been reconfigured to create more space for commuters, featuring larger […]

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Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017

Consultancy Jaywing has created the place branding for Hull 2017, the initiative marking the northern city’s status as UK City of Culture. The logo is an “H” shape constructed out of a series of geometric lines, used against a colourful palette of purple, green, yellow, blue and pink. Gavin Shore, creative director at Jaywing, says […]