21 January 2010

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Doone stands down at Conran & Partners

Conran & Partners’ managing director Richard Doone is leaving after 25 years. Doone will continue on a part-time basis for 12 months from February. During this time he will jointly manage the consultancy with Tim Bowder-Ridger, Conran & Partners’ current deputy managing director. ‘[Doone] will be there to guide and mentor [Bowder- Ridger] and will […]

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An exhibition of wallpaper

Manchester- and Leeds-based consultancy Creative Concern has collaborated with Peter Saville to design marketing materials for Walls Are Talking, an exhibition of wallpaper designs by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Niki de St Phalle, among others. The banners, invitations and programme feature a face with the mouth torn away to reveal a layer of wallpaper. […]

Designers ‘need a union’, says DW poll

More than 70 per cent of Design Week readers believe the design industry needs a trade union, according to a DW poll. The survey, on www.designweek.co.uk, shows that 70.3 per cent of respondents think designers need a trade union, while 29.6 per cent think the industry is fine without one. Last week the Design Assembly […]

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Start-up wins graphics brief at Moving Picture Company

Digital and graphics start-up Waggott, Tripp and Graham has won a commission to create a series of wall graphics and installations at the London headquarters of post-production facility the Moving Picture Company. MPC sponsored the trio’s first project, Go Scan Yourself, which appeared at design show Tent Digital, having approached Goldsmiths lecturer in design Charlotte […]

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Reform Creative repositions arts charity Aim

Reform Creative has designed the identity and website for Huddersfield-based arts charity Artists in Mind to position it as a ‘serious arts organisation’. Aim supports artists with acute mental health problems in the community and within psychiatric institutions. The charity’s founder John Holt approached the consultancy on the strength of its work for a Manchester-based […]

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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 […]