20 November 2003

Registered by chance, or a Design Conspiracy?

Something fishy has gone on with Design Conspiracy’s spoof corporate name generator, www.whatbrandareyou.com that we brought you last month (Diary, DW 23 October). All the ‘brands’ have been registered at Companies House since the website went live, says the group’s Ben Terrett. Coincidence? Or has someone been meeting the naming briefs on the cheap?

Northcross colours Red interiors

Northcross has created a fashion-conscious interiors concept in Glasgow for start-up jewellery retailer Red, which could be the model for a new UK-wide chain. Red has been developed by Martin Groundland & Co, a company that also owns jewellery store brands Symingtons and Carsons. ‘The discount Symingtons brand targets a different market,’ says Northcross creative […]

Tate Liverpool courts exposure

Art, Lies and VideoTape, a newly opened exhibition of performance art at Tate Liverpool, has been produced with designer Nick Radclyffe and architect Franca di Veroli. Curated by Adrian George, and subtitled Exposing Performance, the exhibition is an overview of the weird and wonderful history of performance artists over the past century. The latest offering […]

Shame the design process was such an Olympic bid

As one of the seven shortlisted designers/ design groups for the London 2012 Olympic bid identity, I have been dismayed to read about the poor design management and judging panel feuds in selecting the London 2012 identity.

Amp Associates designs Ministry of Sound sleeve

Amp Associates has designed the sleeve of Ministry of Sound’s soon-to-be released compilation The Very Best of the Chillout Sessions. A gold edition Technics 1210 turntable was frozen for photographer Jonathan Knowles.

Musical chairs continues as Interbrand gains Innocence

So it is all change at the top end of the industry again with news that Omnicom-owned branding group Interbrand is moving closer to sister company Innocence (see News, page 3). Though they share the same building, the relationship between the two has been loose since Innocence was founded in 2001 to focus on Interbrand’s […]

One step ahead

Patterns, all-girl pop groups and shoe collections are just some of Nina Chakrabarti’s obsessions. Sara Manuelli talks to the Anglo-Indian illustrator about the joys of creating decorative designs

Image school

As the Michael Hoppen Gallery puts its collection of Bauhaus photographs on show, Clare Dowdy finds out why the movement is still so influential

Prince Philip honours Conran

Sir Terence Conran has won the Prince Philip Designers Prize 2003, with Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and product design partnership Richard Seymour and Dick Powell receiving special commendations. Conran, widely credited with revolutionising the way the British think about interior design, was awarded the prize on Tuesday.

There’s plenty of design business advice available

The London Institute read with interest Design Business (DW 30 October) on the Risk It initiative and the advisory service it provides to new and emerging creative businesses, and I welcome its innovative approach to market development and interaction for this sector. However, comments made in relation to the non-existence of business skills and knowledge […]

Champing at the bit

Dennis DeYonker, marketing director at Macleans, meets Trish Lorenz and discusses his motivation to go client-side with the top-three toothpaste brand

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