SuperHumanism failed to pinpoint the real problem

As one of the very few product designers at the SuperHumanism conference, I was bemused by its strong, over-simplistic tone of demonisation: globalisation is bad, brands are bad, technology is bad, and consumers are powerless. But what really disturbed me was that a gathering of communication professionals, supposedly people dedicated to defending the rich depth […]

Stock Exchange brand review

The London Stock Exchange has confirmed it will be looking at its brand identity after the publication of a strategy document detailing its long-term marketing plans. However, consultancy appointments are some way off, as it has yet to appoint a marketing director, who would be responsible for leading the brand overhaul.

Starck leads Eurostar redesign

A tranche of design consultancies will be appointed in the coming months to work on a full-scale £35m redesign of Eurostar’s entire service, following Philippe Starck’s appointment as artistic director. The project, the first overall revamp since the company’s launch in 1994, will include train interiors, terminals, ticket offices, lounges, signage and staff uniforms. It […]

Fast food

Great Western Trains are hoping to make tracks with its new dining services and in doing so, get ahead of the competition. Katy Greaves serves up the state of Britain’s railway food.


Hodges Associates has created the interiors, name and branding for Reuters’ Internet café concept Reuters Refresh, which will be opening on central London’s Fleet Street on 18 June.

Degree Shows

Glasgow School of Art; University of Northumbria; Goldsmiths College; Norwich School of Art & Design; Buckingham Chilterns University College

Fern Green open plan for dentist

Fern Green has designed the graphic identity and interiors for “unconventional” high street dental practice Dentistry 100, which will open in central London’s Barbican in August. Freelance graphic designer Jane Alexander has created the identity. Both the marque and interiors are designed to establish Dentistry 100 as fresh, comfortable and sensual, says founder Dr Ed […]

Planet Botanic blooms with Rose

Rose Design has designed the interiors, signage, product packaging and website for healthy living concept Planet Botanic, which opens its first store in London on 25 June. The consultancy has also created the brand identity and a brand communications strategy. Branding has been carried on to stationery and promotional material, which launched at the beginning […]

Local Hero

Mike Dempsey takes an affectionate look at graphic designer John Gorham, a friend and colleague who spent his life striving for perfection in his work

Nykris builds The Bartlett website

Nykris has created the website for University College London’s architecture faculty, The Bartlett, which went live last Friday. It was appointed to the £50 000 project after winning a four-way, unpaid creative pitch against Deepend, Wirestation and Bomb Productions. The UCL department offers a multidisciplinary approach to study and Nykris was briefed to reflect this […]

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