Medicince Now

Into the body

The Wellcome Collection comprises a vast array of medical, cultural and historical artefacts, but an elite team of designers has brought it all together into one cohesive and engaging visitor experience, says Scott Billings

Save the Children

Soul search

Can designers stay true to their ethical ideals while keeping a successful commercial consultancy afloat? In a paper delivered at last night’s D&AD student symposium, Michael Johnson revealed how hard it is to reconcile these two goals

City Maze

City maze

To make a city truly legible, as well as a great place to visit, live and work, Colette Jeffrey suggests that councils take a more holistic approach and look beyond installing yet more signage

I'm not a serviette

Doodling away

To catch those fleeting thoughts, what could be better than a small, white canvas? Fiona Sibley is impressed by a show in London’s Soho that is reviving the time-honoured art of drawing on napkins to raise funds for food charities

Brunel Design Centre

Brunel opens cross-discipline design centre

Brunel University is the latest higher education body to launch an initiative aimed at advancing design through cross-disciplinary collaboration.It joins Central St Martins College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art in launching specialist research centres that draw on science, engineering and technology to foster innovation in design.Brunel University is hoping to […]

English Heritage

Aqueduct writes core brand rules for English Heritage

English Heritage is rolling out its new brand guidelines, which aim to provide roster consultancies with best practice advice across the organisation, plus a slightly revised visual identity.Devised by Aqueduct, the set of core guidelines takes the shape of a 32-page booklet, with rules that encourage good practice.Small revisions have been made to the logo. […]

The Bank of New York

Lippincott to brand US bank initiative

Lippincott in the US is developing branding for the company formed by the merger of The Bank of New York and the Mellon Financial Corporation.According to a spokeswoman for The Bank of New York, Lippincott was retained following its global brand positioning and corporate identity work for the group in February 2006.The new branding will […]

S4C branding

Proud Creative gives S4C identity an international scope

A fresh brand identity for Welsh television channel S4C has won the Welsh Brand Category prize at the 2007 Bilingual Design Awards.The channel’s rebrand, which launched last January, was designed by London-based Proud Creative under direction of S4C’s creative director Dylan Griffith, who was also awarded the awards scheme’s Designer of the Year prize.‘We wanted […]

We need a design champion to oversee the Olympics logo

While the national media dropped the 2012 London Olympics logo debacle as storm clouds gathered over Wimbledon, the design community has refused to have its ardour dimmed by the onset of a tennis tournament. But while immediate reaction to Wolff Olins’ endeavors was largely damning, reason is setting in, with the likes of Landor Associates […]

Tour de France

Tour de France

Industrial designer and bicycle enthusiast Ben Wilson has created an installation and exhibition for the Design Museum that will celebrate the start of this year’s Tour de France in London. Showcasing four seminal designs, Fixed will explore the evolution of the fixed-gear bicycle from 1888 to the present day. On 8 July, the museum will […]

wayne charmer

News in Pictures

Wayne Charmer, who specialises in producing handmade glass, has designed a collection of plates, coasters and bowls inspired by the sun and the cosmos, for the National Maritime Museum in London’s Greenwich.

WPP reports revenue hike

WPP has reported a 9 per cent increase in revenues for its branding and identity businesses, along with healthcare and specialist communications, for the first five months of 2007, compared with same time last year.This is the same rise as the group’s like-for-like revenues in its quarterly trading update in April for the branding and […]

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