21 September 2006

Waterfall promises ‘fully digital’ D&AD

Future D&AD president Simon Waterfall (pictured), creative director of Poke, has confirmed that the organisation will become ‘fully digital’ by the end of his two-year term on the executive board. Waterfall’s agenda, as both the newly elected deputy and future 2007 D&AD president, includes a long-term strategy to integrate digital activities into the D&AD, creating […]

Tokyo tactics

Japan’s insatiable appetite for design doesn’t make practising as a consultancy in a different culture any less of a daunting prospect. Michael Johnson enjoys the challenge and relishes the rewards of setting up business in Tokyo

Street project honours Bristol’s Brunel past

Lacock Gullam and Applied Information Group have developed a signage and interpretive graphics scheme to mark the Brunel Mile, a route through Bristol celebrating the bicentenary of the pioneering Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Plans to introduce such interpretive elements to Bristol’s signage date back to a wayfinding study in 1998, but the Brunel Mile […]

Young Vic returns with three theatres

The Young Vic reopens its doors on 11 October, with a revamped identity by Intro and interiors designed by architect Haworth Tompkins.The £12.5m complex will comprise three theatres – including a new 160-seat auditorium and 80-seat studio – and a restaurant. The old building has gone, but key features, including the original butchers shop entrance […]

Airside creates interactive installation

Airside has created an interactive installation called Insyde for the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. Commissioned by National Museums Liverpool for the city’s Biennial, the installation depicts a forest scene where visitors can tempt different creatures

GLA recruits for Design for London unit

The Greater London Authority is set to announce the head of its Design for London unit early next month, with Will Alsop, Ricky Burdett and Peter Preston believed to be in contention for the job. It is understood that all three were shortlisted for interviews, which were held last week. A GLA spokeswoman confirmed that […]

Woodward set to open DBA awards show

Minister for Creative Industries and Tourism Shaun Woodward will open and speak at the Design Business Associaton’s Design Effectiveness Awards ceremony, which will be held at The Hurlingham Club on 27 November.

Bergne shapes Vidal Sassoon’s premium haircare product range

Procter & Gamble Professional Care is poised to launch a premium, professional haircare line on 1 October, with packaging by industrial designer Sebastian Bergne and branding by Dew Gibbons. The range will come under the Vidal Sassoon brand and will be called Sassoon Professional. Dew Gibbons was appointed following a three-way pitch, while Bergne was […]

Craft revival and an industry wake-up call

Howard Milton’s article, ‘Let’s revive our craft’ (DW 31 August), appears to have been greeted by total apathy in the industry. He rightly points out that these days, design is so computer-driven that the life and soul has gone out of creativity and design in general. In addition, he says: ‘Today anyone can do it, […]

Interbrand appoints David Jenkinson

Interbrand has appointed David Jenkinson as creative director, reporting to executive creative director Andy Payne. Jenkinson was previously design director at Enterprise IG and more recently a freelance for Figtree and ad agency JWT.

The Havas and have nots

CDG’s chequered history of high-profile dismissals continues – so where will French holding firm Havas take its British baby next? asks Mike Exon

No place like home

You only appreciate the well-designed comfort-zone of home when, says Jim Davies, you leave it behind to enter the unknown… on the dreaded summer holiday Like a country curate, most good design is quietly unassuming. It knows its place, puts its head down and conscientiously gets on with the job in hand. Of course, a […]

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