Funding boost for museums

Culture Secretary Chris Smith is expected to announce more detailed plans tomorrow from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in response to the Government’s comprehensive spending review, which was

It’s showtime

Jane Lewis talks to the clients and finds a growing tendency for product design to be recognised as a tool to promote a company’s brand quality

Design House in café bar launch

The latest café bar concept to compete for market share in London was created by Design House and Hone Edwards. The Reef’s first site is at Paddington Station.

JHP steps into Dolcis’ shoes

former British Shoe Corporation chain Dolcis is to get yet another makeover, this time under its new owner Alexon. – The retailer has appointed John Herbert Partnership, which created the

Hunting for heads

The current boom in senior design vacancies reflects a changing emphasis in the management of design consultancies. Tom Bawden looks into the reasons for this trend.

Go forth and multiply

Richard Murray mourns the decline in creative fertility in packaging design and suggests designers should take the initiative and get those creative juices flowing. Richard Murray is the “suit” at

DW trawl of printers

Design Week is trawling designers’ views of printing firms, with a view to ranking them in the 28 August issue according to the quality of their service and output. Call

Switchboard contest

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, which celebrates its 25th anniversary next March, has launched a free pitch competition for a new logo. First prize is a holiday for two in

It’s showtime

Product design shows every sign of being on the brink of gaining a kind of celebrity status. Hugh Pearman looks at the sector’s trends, and Jane Lewis gets the lowdown

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