20 October 2005

DW Awards deadline

Entries to the 2006 Design Week Awards are due in by 27 October. The judging panel will be led by Tomato’s Tom Roope, Richard Seymour of Seymour Powell, Garrick Hamm of Williams Murray Hamm, Conran & Partners’ David Chaloner and Harriet Devoy of The Chase

University launches access for businesses

The University of Portsmouth has launched Purple Door, a gateway for businesses to access the institution’s resources, with a brand identity and communications materials by Hampshire consultancy Paul Martin Design Company.

Opie opens London brand museum

The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising is scheduled to open in London’s Notting Hill in December, Design Week can exclusively reveal.The museum is the brainchild of brand historian Robert Opie, and is the successor to Opie’s previous venture, The Museum of Advertising and Packaging, which was based in Gloucester for 17 years, until its […]

John Davey Design creates Wallace and Gromit style guide

John Davey Design has created a 64-page style guide for the new Wallace and Gromit feature film, Wallace and Gromit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit. The publication reflects the ‘quirky’ atmosphere of the movie, says John Davey. The film is produced by Aardman Animations.

Profile: Dave McKean

Dave McKean thinks nothing of mastering stage design, illustration and animation simultaneously, but his rigorous critiques of his own work keep him grounded. Nick Smurthwaite talks to him about his new film Dave McKean has established quite a reputation for his distinctive posters, CD covers, graphic novels and illustrations for children’s books – such as […]

Stirling Prize

The Scottish Parliament building has won this year’s prestigious £20 000 Stirling Prize, in a week that also saw the Royal Institute of British Architects award the Sage Gateshead, designed by Fosters and Partners, its Inclusive Design Award.The Scottish Parliament was created by the late Spanish architect Enric Miralles and realised by EMBT and RMJM.

Don’t diversify too far from your brand’s core values

In response to Voxpop (DW 29 September), which asked about the effects on a retail brand such as B&Q, that diversifies far from its core market – if a brand’s attitude and values are clearly understood, then interesting diversification can seem very natur

JHP gives Tiroler financial services a physical dimension

London consultancy JHP Design is working with Austrian bank Tiroler Sparkasse to radically rethink the way financial services are sold. In a project that will overhaul the architecture and interiors of the bank’s 45 branches, as well as its communications material, the central idea is to design physical products to support the sale of its […]

News in Pictures

1 Naked members of staff star in a cheeky campaign, designed by Figtree for Orange, to promote Liberate, the telecoms giant’s employee discounts service. 2 Crush Design & Art Direction has designed Lawrence Zeegan’s The Fundamentals of Illustration, published by AVA Publishing this month. 3 The Chase has designed a portfolio of coloured paper to […]

Design needs a platform to break into mainstream

It is great to hear that a Museum of Brand Packaging and Advertising is due to open in London’s Notting Hill in December. The venture marks a triumph for the museum’s initiator, packaging king Robert Opie, whose previous museum at Gloucester Docks was sadly forced to close a few years ago. It also gives design […]

Enterprise IG bolsters team

Enterprise IG has appointed Kevin Keohane and Cerys James as head of brand engagement and account director respectively to its London Brand Engagement team.

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