Ratcliffe Fowler Design has developed a brochure for the latest collection of watches from manufacturer Rotary. The brochure forms part of a £1.75m marketing campaign.

Work gets a dressing down by killjoy Prince

Shoreditch may be a desirable location for a consultancy, but Work is paying the price for being in this flourishing area. Situated directly opposite the Prince’s Foundation design college in Charlotte Road, Work’s offices are being subjected to immense scrutiny as preparations get under way for the foundation’s summer party and end-of-year show. Work founder […]

Student’s promotional bid dismissed as bull

How glad I am that all my efforts for the last three years aren’t being advertised around the streets of London as “Same shit, different year” (Diary, DW 16 June). I am not sure what the graphics students at Central St Martin’s are trying to communicate by use of such an offensive banner, so on […]

It’s showtime

Last week we showed work by final-year students at Central St Martin’s School of Graphic Design for a contest run by The Walt Disney Company in association with Design Week to promote classic Disney characters. Here are the winners

Dixon receives royal approval

Habitat head of design Tom Dixon has been awarded the OBE for services to design and innovation, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, announced last weekend. Fashion designer Paul Smith has been given a knighthood.

The Chase enrols at Academee

Manchester design consultancy The Chase has been appointed to undertake the brand development of an on-line learning initiative for management consultancy Ellis Hayward. The Chase will now begin work on branding the project, named Academee, following a recent successful funding deal between Ellis Hayward and Barclays Private Equity, worth £6m. The design group was appointed […]

Cambridge pops up with burn-free Toastz

Cambridge Consultants has created a new toaster, called Toastz, which it claims will not burn toast. Via a touch-control mechanism, the machine lowers and raises bread, frozen or fresh, into the toaster. It uses an air stream device in the toaster’

PSD Associates bought by US marketing group

PSD Associates, the UK’s ninth-ranked independent design consultancy, has been acquired by international marketing services network Cordiant Communications Group. The UK group is parent to advertising group Bates, integrated marketing agency 141 Worldwide, Zenith Media, and Scholz and Friends, which claims to be the largest German-based global advertising network. Under the terms of the deal, […]

Degree shows

Norwich School of Art & Design; Plymouth College of Art and Design; Brighton University’s Faculty of Arts and Architecture; The Royal College of Art; Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design; Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College; Napier Un


Like the Millennium Dome, the British Pavilion at Hanover’s Expo 2000 has received a significant panning from the media and designers alike. Should the design industry be pushing the Government to make better use of design at these set-piece shows? And if so, what form should that push take? ‘The real problem for all of […]

Why can’t employers just give me a chance?

Having read your feature on the disabled in design (DW 26 May) I’d like to air something. I am dyslexic and I was classed as being disabled in university, but I don’t feel as if I am. It is just a way of seeing things in a different way. When being interviewed, all is well […]

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