20 September 2001

Percentage Points

Sara Manuelli rounds up the latest designs that will feature at 100esign and also encourages you to see the satellite of events that are 100 Guaranteed

EU funding for future research

The Design Council is finalising funding from the European Union for a research project looking at design’s role in shaping the future. Design for Future Needs will bring designers together with scientists and technologists to work on research and development. A decision from the EU is expected next week on the 225 000Euros (£141 824) […]

Digest

Design Week’s annual salary survey and employment trends is to be published on 15 November. The results will be based on responses to two questionnaires, which are being sent to design groups and recruitment agencies. The closing date is Wednesday 26 September. Contact Natalie Adams on design-week@centaur.co.uk.

Brains and Braun

Lynda Relph-Knight speaks to design head Peter Schneider about the future of Braun and the emerging talent taking part in the BraunPrize 2001

Book

Leading figures, genres, studios and movements from 1900 to the end of the 1990s are profiled in A Century of Graphic Design, by Jeremy Aynsley. Chronologically ordered sections on modernism, pop and post-modernism through to the digital age are covered in the book. It is priced at £35.00 and published by Mitchell Beazley on 27 […]

Kester’s defence prompts imperative action

David Kester makes a sloppy defence of the SuperHumanism conference (DW 6 September). The event did not ‘start a debate on the role of the individual in society, corporate and state responsibilities and, in particular, imperatives for designers’. To take apart his outrageous claim: the debate about the role of individual in society has been […]

LDA develops first design roster

The London Development Agency has shortlisted 15 groups for its roster and the separate appointment of a Web design group. Appointments will be made at the end of September or beginning of October, depending on whether the LDA decides to ask groups to present credentials at interview. Groups had to respond to tender briefs by […]

Exhibitions

To celebrate Terence Conran’s 70th birthday next month, The Conran Shop is showing over 100 recent designs. Plain, Simple and Useful, from 26 September until 19 October, focuses on the present and the future of Conran’s career. Venue: The Conran Shop, Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, London SW3, 55 Marylebone High Street and 12 Conduit […]

Rough and Daly team up for The Antidote

Graffiti artist Rough and photographer Tim Daly have collaborated on artwork for the first 12″ single from dance group, Stanton Warriors, which has been ‘heralded as the new [dance act] Basement Jaxx’, according to Daly. The single, called The Antidote, is released at the end of September, around the same time as the opening of […]

SuperHumanism event should pay heed to DMI

I am writing in response to the recent exchanges of letters on SuperHumanism (DW 23 August and DW 6 September). Although there have been many misgivings expressed about the event, in its defence it has at least triggered a necessary debate.

Obscure Desire

Gayle Markovitz sheds some light on the design and content of the forthcoming Tate Modern exhibition Surrealism: Desire Unbound

Mania makes the most of his bigfoot prospects

You may know by now that the stylishly-monikered Andrew Mania has scooped the £10 000 Pizza Express Prospects prize (DW 30 August). But I bet you didn’t know Mania’s winning work was inspired by his mother’s chance encounter with a yeti in Russia many years ago. The Chelsea College of Art graduate’s entry, Yetiscape, was […]

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