22 April 2004

Poke writes a viral message for Orange

Interactive design group Poke has created a series of four microsites as part of an on-line viral campaign for mobile phone operator Orange. The design group was briefed to create a range of sites targeting different profiles of Orange customer with details of its Try offer, whereby existing customers can try services for free that […]

Lounge style for Antidiva’s Cherie

Antidiva unveiled its Cherie seat and footstool at the Milan furniture fair this week. The design of Cherie reworks the classical seat shape and is inspired by ‘a hoover’ according to the design group. Inspiration for the chair draws on influences and ideas that were popularised in the 1960s, in combination with what Antidiva describes […]

That shrinking feeling

As broadsheet newspapers get to grips with the tabloid format, Clare Goff finds out how they preserve their character without sacrificing quality and clarity

Last chance to see

The V&A’s retrospective celebrating the work of British fashion designer Ossie Clark features over 60 garments, sketchbooks and photographs from the period 1965-1974. It concludes on 2 May. Venue: Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7.

Scott takes top spot at Filter

Former Arnold Interactive creative director Alasdair Scott has re-emerged alongside one-time Arnold chief operations director Simon O’ Regan at the helm of a new design consultancy. Filter, which launched last week, will operate as a client-facing mobile group and an R&D bolt-on for above-the-line agencies.

The power of persuasion

Advertising and design cannot afford to have art’s intangible qualities if they want to appeal to people, says David Bernstein. The message has to be clear

Go with the flow

Galleries of any size face the issues of how to get visitors in and how to help them navigate the space. In both cases, getting the signs right is essential, whether it’s the huge task of devising the £600 000 information design system at the labyrinthine

Vox Pop

McDonald’s has recently replaced some of its burgers with salads as part of an effort to restyle itself. What innovation would you introduce to the fast food sector to reinvigorate snack time?

Book

New Media Art: Practice and Context in the UK 1994-2004 is a book published by the Arts Council England in association with Cornerhouse Pub- lications. It is a compendium of snapshots of this contemporary artistic form. Published this month, the book is priced £15.

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