22 September 2005

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Jan Pienkowski’s silhouettes are the perfect accompaniment to dark fairy tales, sucking readers into a world that is as forbidding as it is enticing. Yolanda Zappaterra tracks him down for a bedtime story ILLUSTRATOR Jan Pienkowski’s house is literally made of his work. From a front door set with Pienkowski-designed oak tree glass panels, and […]

The Den launches on Ireland’s RTÉ Two

RTÉ’s children’s channel, The Den, launched on Ireland’s RTÉ Two last week, with screen design by Dunning Eley Jones. The project includes the design and production of a range of idents as well as the creation of new logos for use on- and off- air. ‘This is the first redesign of the channel in over […]

Playboy can’t quite seduce the Institute of Marketing

Valerie Wickes (Voxpop 25 August) makes some telling points while ignoring the key message of The Chartered Institute of Marketing’s letter in response to The Guardian article. The Chartered Institute of Marketing most certainly does not think it’s okay to seduce young girls into buying into an adult porn brand. That, however, was not the […]

Branding from the inside out

Internal communications may seem limited in scope, but considered work can have a profound effect on a client’s business, says Rob Andrews

Words to the wise in the design community

With regards to News Analysis (DW 8 September 2005) – clients are ‘turning to wordsmiths’ because design continues to treat writing like an eccentric aunt at a wedding – has to be invited, but best kept at arm’s length. Advertising has always understood the extraordinary power of combining words and imagery: the design business will […]

Chancellor plans creativity conference

Chancellor Gordon Brown has revealed plans for a conference on creativity for British industry, to be hosted by the Treasury.‘Creativity will be the theme of the new enterprise conference that the Treasury will be holding in the new year,’ Brown told a packed hall at the National Gallery in his opening address of the London […]

Lovegrove goes with the flow for bathroom collection

Ross Lovegrove is unveiling his first comprehensive bathroom collection – spanning more than 100 items – for Turkey-based bathroom brand Vitra. The items are the first in a series of designs, which Lovegrove plans to create for the company as part of a rolling three-year relationship to help the business double its turnover. The Istanbul […]

Wall Street Journal unveils new-look

The Wall Street Journal has unveiled the new-look, integrated nameplate for its international editions, designed by Garcia Media. The redesign will be launched on-line and in print on 17 October.

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Virgin Atlantic has opened a daring Clubhouse lounge at Heathrow Airport, complete with jacuzzi and bar. Following a raft of pioneering design projects, how far can design take the airline sector from here? The future should be bright, as aircraft manufacturers and airport authorities finally realise the significance of design. However, with fuel prices soaring, […]

Reports show industry is divided but optimistic

The UK design industry is ‘big, successful and optimistic’, but still displays symptoms of an ‘immature’ industry, according to a research report unveiled this week by the Design Council and the Design Business Association. Billed as ‘market intelligence’ for the sector, the document aims to provide the first comprehensive picture of the sector, says Design […]

Lambie-Nairn projects for Sainsbury’s

Lambie-Nairn is working on a range of Sainsbury’s ‘brand presentation’ projects, including van designs and in-store elements, says consultancy chief executive Nick Hough. The consultancy created the typography for Sainsbury’s incoming slogan, ‘Try something new today’, written by ad agency AMV BDDO.

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