Lighthouse founder picks up an OBE

Design talent was recognised and rewarded in this summer’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Stuart MacDonald, founding director of Scotland’s national design centre The Lighthouse, received an OBE, along with handbag

Dragon completes branding project for Symrise

Dragon has completed an 18-month brand positioning project for Symrise, a global supplier of fragrances, flavourings and ingredients for the perfume, food and cosmetics industries. The branding rolls out worldwide

Build strength in numbers

If employees feel they are a pivotal part of a consultancy, the founders can concentrate on securing the future of the business, says Geoff Nicol That glass ceiling… it hurts.

Profile: Kurt Naef

Swiss designer and manufacturer Kurt Naef produces carefully crafted ‘toys with soul’ that capture the imaginations of children and adults alike. Yolanda Zappaterra meets a fairy-tale figure As I wait

Marsteller London hires Collier as MD

Desirée Collier has joined Marsteller London, the integrated advertising, design and interactive arm of the Burson Marsteller public relations group, as managing director. She joins Marsteller as it seeks to

Ballot box branding

As the Conservative Party is considering ditching its ‘flaming torch’ identity, Scott Billings examines the story behind Tory branding Albert Speer knew a thing or two about visual impact. Even


As a student at the Central School of Art and Design in the early 1980s, I came across a book called Forget All the Rules You Ever Learned about Graphic

AIG London signage work is still delayed

A much-postponed major wayfinding strategy for central London – created by Applied Information Group – is still without a publication date, according to a spokeswoman for Central London Partnership, the

New world order

The makers of Renaissance would probably throttle Robert Rodriguez if they ever ran into him in one of the dark alleys of their animated science fiction thriller. While not specifically

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